NBAA Encourages Careers in Business Aviation With Student Scholarships

NBAA offers a wide range of scholarships that encourage young people to seek careers in business aviation.


* Travis Beach is a student currently enrolled in an accredited A&P program at an approved FAR Part 147 school, the Emily Griffith Opportunity School. His career goal is to complete his education as an A&P technician with FAA certification and to join an organization where he can utilize his mechanical skills for the continued success of his employer. He plans to continue his education toward a B.S. degree with an emphasis in aviation.

* Ronald Kaminski has been accepted for enrollment in an A&P program and plans to attend Western Michigan University. His goal is to earn a degree and pursue a career in aviation maintenance technology, as well as to earn a private pilot’s license.

NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship

The NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship was created by The NORDAM Group to honor the lifetime achievements of two aerospace engineering pioneers, Dee Howard and Etienne Fage. Receiving a $2,500 award this year is Aaron Law.

Law is a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ. His career goal is to help found an aerospace engineering company that specializes in exotic aircraft and propulsion concepts.

Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship

The Conklin Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Al Conklin, a U.S. Air Force veteran, business aviation leader and member of NBAA's Operations Committee for many years. This year’s recipient, who receives $5,000, is Richard Valentine.

Valentine is a Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) student majoring in aerospace maintenance management. He currently works as an assistant facilities manager at MTSU, a Part 147 school, and works to help maintain a King Air 200. He’s also a flight dispatcher for the MTSU flight school. Upon graduation, he wants to use his skills as a pilot, maintenance technician and manager in the business aviation community, by maintaining a business jet for a large company.

To learn more about the numerous scholarship opportunities offered by the Association, contact NBAA's Jay Evans, director, operations, at (202) 783-9353 or jevans@nbaa.org, or visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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