AMTSociety Offers U.S. Military Scholarship Program

November 11, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- AMTSociety announces that it is supporting U.S. military personnel by offering an A&P scholarship program with the help of Baker’s School of Aeronautics, Mike Eason – DME, Kroger, and the Northrop Rice Foundation. The total value of the scholarship is estimated at more than $3,000, and the training encompasses approximately two weeks.

All military personnel from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Navy are eligible to apply. Each individual must have been involved in aviation during his or her enlistment. It is incumbent upon each applicant to be able to provide the FAA with the required information for completion of the FAA form 8610-2.

One copy of the completed FAA Form 8610-2 must accompany the individual applicant’s AMTSociety U.S. Military Scholarship Form to the scholarship committee for review and evaluation. The application form will be available at, Deadline for scholarship applications is December 15.

AMTSociety will pay for the hotel expenses at the Wingate Hotel by Wyndham (includes Continental breakfast, transportation to and from the BNA airport to the hotel, and to school every morning at 07:15 with a pick-up at 16:30 to return to the hotel). Offer not to exceed 15 nights; meals not included.

Baker’s School of Aeronautics, based in Nashville, TN, ( will provide the classroom training for the applicant’s General, Airframe, and Powerplant training, and the preparation for the Oral and Practical Examinations. Classes are available weekly with the average training taking from 11 to 13 days.

Mike Eason – DME will administer the two-day Oral and Practical Examinations for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. Baker’s School of Aeronautics is an authorized testing center, and testing will be scheduled on campus after training is completed.

Kroger Company will be offering a $100 gift certificate to enable the winner to purchase groceries and supplies for their stay in Nashville.

Northrop Rice Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity, is supporting AMTSociety in its efforts to raise funds for the scholarship program. Northrop Rice Foundation, based in Houston, TX, is dedicated to promoting education, professionalism, and safety within the aviation career field.

About AMTSociety. AMTSociety is an organization focused on the aviation maintenance technician. Its mission is to actively promote and protect the professional aircraft maintenance technician, enhance the future of the profession, and to provide resources and benefits to its members. AMTSociety focuses on individual self-improvement for members including technological advancement, safety enhancements, and maintenance human factors training.

About Cygnus Aviation. Cygnus Aviation serves the aviation industry through its print, trade shows, and online and digital assets. Media include Airport Business, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, and Ground Support Worldwide magazines, AMTSociety, and Cygnus Aviation Expo.

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For more information on AMTSociety or the scholarship visit or call Tom Hendershot, Executive Director, at (800) 827-8009, Ext. 4404. For more information on Cygnus Aviation visit