DALLAS, TX - March 2008 - AMTSociety’s first scholarship winners were chosen by AMTSociety board members and the executive director and announced at the Aircraft Maintenance Summit in Dallas this month as part of Aviation Industry Expo.
This year’s winners are Redstone College students Jeremy S. Roberts from Oakman, AL, and Cody M. McLemore from Townley, AL. Roberts received the $1,500 Charles E. Taylor scholarship and McLemore received the $1,000 William “Bill” O’Brien scholarship. McLemore received his scholarship from Executive Director Tom Hendershot during Redstone College’s Denver campus graduation ceremonies in February.
McLemore has completed his A&P written tests and plans to complete oral and practical exams soon. Roberts has another year to go at Redstone before graduation. They both plan to continue their education with avionics training and certification. They both work full time at Precision Aircraft and Engine Service Inc. at Centennial Airport in Denver.
AMTSociety created the two scholarships to financially assist those currently working toward their A&P certification as well as to assist those already certified in furthering their professional education and training.
The two scholarships, the William F. “Bill” O’Brien and Charles E. Taylor scholarships, are named after two aircraft maintenance professionals who have spent their careers promoting and advancing the skilled craft of aircraft maintenance professionals.
If you or someone you know could use some money to help pay for A&P school or to further your aircraft maintenance career, go to www.AMTSociety.org and click on the left hand button that says AMTSociety Scholarships to read more about the scholarships and to download application forms.
AMTSociety was formed in 2005 by Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine as an affinity group to provide online certification testing and renewal programs and provide benefits and industry resources to members. It was made a full-fledged association in December 2006. Tom Hendershot was hired as the executive director in January 2007 and the board of directors was also formed. The AMTSociety board of directors includes Board Chair Peter Zeeb, Kevin D. Curry, Joe Escobar, Gary Goodpaster, Joe Hawkins, Stan Mackiewicz, Ken MacTiernan, George R. Miller Jr., and Greg Napert. As of March, it has more than 30 corporate sponsors, 13 student chapters, three local chapters, and more than 3,000 members.