NASAO unveils Henry M. Ogrodzinski Scholarship Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has created the Henry M. Ogrodzinski Scholarship Program. The program will be run through NASAO’s Center for Aviation Research and Education and will award scholarships to dependents and spouses of NASAO members that are in good standing.

All phases of the program will be independently managed by Scholarship Managers (SM) – a division of Career Opportunities Through Education (Cote). SM is a national, non-profit organization with extensive experience in the management of scholarship programs.

In its first year, the program may award three $1,000 scholarships that may be used for tuition, fees, books and/or supplies. The scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable, however, recipients are encouraged to apply in future years. The deadline for this year’s applications is June 30.

Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university in a four-year program of undergraduate studies. Students must be majoring in a degree program that is related to the aviation industry.

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Henry Ogrodzinski spent more than 17 years leading NASAO as its President and CEO and devoted his lifetime to the general aviation industry. Henry O, as he was referred to by the industry, passed away in January after a long battle with cancer.

NASAO’s Center for Aviation Research and Education is a non-profit organization (501C) and is soliciting donations to the fund.

For more information: or contact Bridgette Bailey at 703-417-1883.

The National Association of State Aviation Officials is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the FAA’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. Since its founding in 1931 the association has represented the men and women in state government aviation agencies, who serve the public interest in the states, Guam and Puerto Rico.

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