Training Resources

As AMT plans for our 10th Career Development issue it has come to our attention that deadlines for several maintenance scholarships are approaching. As the industry evolves, new technology requires additional training and thankfully there are resources to help make additional training possible.   NBAA, the National Business Aviation Association, offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. Deadline for applications is Aug. 1, 2008. More resources will be covered in the August issue.   Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship: NBAA and Conklin & de Decker will annually award $5,000 to a student who is officially enrolled in an aviation management program at a University Aviation Association (UAA) member school. A completed and signed application form must be accompanied by proof of enrollment, an official transcript, essay, resume and two letters of recommendation.   William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship: NBAA annually awards $5,000 to two applicants pursuing careers as maintenance technicians. One award will benefit a student who currently is enrolled in an accredited airframe & powerplant (A&P) program at an approved FAR Part 147 school. The second award will benefit an individual who currently is not enrolled but has been accepted for enrollment in an A&P program.   Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship: NBAA and the family and friends of Lawrence Ginocchio will annually award $25,000 to five students who are officially enrolled at NBAA/University Aviation Association (UAA)-member institutions (to review full list, view the application form). Students must be undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.   USAIG PDP Scholarship: The U.S. Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) annually awards $1,000 to an applicant enrolled full-time in a university offering the NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP).   The descriptions and application forms can be found at   Thanks for reading.   Barb Zuehlke, Managing Editor