WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the availability of two scholarships awarded annually to students who have excelled in or are pursuing aviation studies.
The Edward W. Stimpson “Aviation Excellence Award” is given to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to and will be enrolled in an aviation degree core program at his or her chosen university or college. The award includes a $2,000 cash prize and is named after Stimpson, who was a founder of GAMA and served as its president from 1970 to 1990 and from 1992 to 1996. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic skills, extracurricular activities, and an essay on what aviation means to the student and how he or she plans to pursue a career in aviation.
The Dr. Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence is given annually to a college student who is a flight team member at a National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) member school. The award comes with a $2,000 cash prize and an engraved propeller trophy, and is named after Wood, founder and past executive director of NIFA. Students are judged on the basis of academic skills, both aviation-related and non-aviation-related extracurricular activities, and an essay about their future aviation plans.
Both applications are due April 18, 2014, and can be found on GAMA’s website