Helicopter scholarships available

The deadline is fast approaching for the 18 scholarships that the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) will award to students in the helicopter industry.

If you are currently enrolled in school and working toward a career in rotorcraft, you are eligible to have some of your tuition paid for. Go to HelicopterFoundation.org or Rotor.com and download an application for the scholarship of your choice.

The deadline for submitting an application for the four scholarship categories — Commercial Rating, Maintenance Technician Certificate, Michelle North Scholarship for safety, and the Bill Sanderson Scholarship — is Nov. 30.

The Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarship will be awarded to pilots who have their private license and are in the process of attaining their Commercial Rating. Up to four scholarships will be awarded.

The Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship is for students who are studying to become maintenance technicians. Up to six scholarships will be awarded.

Up to seven Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarships will be awarded for students in the aviation maintenance technician (AMT) field as well.

Finally, the foundation will award the Michelle North Scholarship for Safety, a scholarship for pilots who have already attained their commercial rating and are already working in the helicopter industry, who have shown an outstanding penchant for safe flying practices.

Interested students can go to HelicopterFoundation.org and download an application for the scholarship of their choice.

Applicants must meet all necessary prerequisites and provide a completed application by Nov. 30, 2012, to be considered. Send applications by email to scholarships@rotor.com if possible, but if necessary they may be mailed to: Helicopter Foundation International, 1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

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