Avionics Training Excellence Award

AEA Educational Foundation scholarship list for the 2015-16 academic year

The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award more than 20 scholarships totaling more than $125,000 for the 2015-16 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as students from AEA member companies. The following is a list of available scholarships and their criteria. If you are interested in one or more of these
scholarships, visit www.aea.net/scholarship to download an application. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.

Chuck Peacock Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Given by Wanda Peacock in memory of her late husband, Chuck Peacock. As the founder of the Aircraft Electronics Association, Peacock credited his aviation and business management skills as the cornerstones for his success in the industry. This scholarship is offered to recognize the importance of management skills and is available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an aviation management program.

David Arver Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Given by Dutch and Ginger Arver in memory of their son, David. Dutch Arver was a supporter of the AEA for years and served on the board of directors until his retirement. The recipient of this scholarship shall be a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

Duncan Aviation Scholarship – $1,000
Given by Duncan Aviation. This scholarship is available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

Dutch and Ginger Arver Scholarship – $1,000
Available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics program.

Field Aviation Co. Inc. Scholarship – $1,000
Available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited college or university in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program. The educational institution where the student attends must be located in Canada.

Garmin Scholarship – $2,000
Available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

Garmin–Jerry Smith Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Available to a high school, college or vocational/technical school student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited vocational/technical school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

Gogo Business Aviation Scholarship – $2,500
Established in April 2012, the Gogo Business Aviation scholarship was created through a donation valued at more than $50,000 to the AEA Educational Foundation, providing a $2,500 annual scholarship for a 20-year period  to an aspiring avionics or aircraft maintenance technician. Aircell is a provider of in-flight connectivity for business aviation. The Gogo Business Aviation scholarship is presented each year to a high school senior and/or college student who plans to attend, or is already attending, an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

Johnny Davis Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Named in memory of Johnny Davis, president of Dallas Avionics in Dallas, Texas, who supported the general aviation industry for more than 30 years and served as an AEA associate board member. This scholarship is available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an aircraft maintenance program.

L-3 Aviation Products Scholarship – $2,500
Available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship – $2,500
Given by Pacific Southwest Instruments, this scholarship is available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.  

Leon Harris/Les Nichols Memorial Scholarship to Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology – More than $35,000
To be awarded to an individual wanting to pursue an associate degree in applied science in aviation electronics at the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The award covers all tuition expenses for eight quarters, or until the recipient completes an associate degree. All other costs (tools, books, living expenses, student fees) are the responsibility of the student. The applicant cannot be enrolled currently in the avionics program at Spartan.

Lowell Gaylor Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Named in memory of Lowell Gaylor, president of AvEl Co. in Dallas, Texas, who supported general aviation and the AEA for more than 25 years. This scholarship is available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Scholarship – $1,000
Available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics program.

Stone Foundation Scholarship – $1,000
Available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

Thomas J. Slocum Memorial Scholarships to Redstone College – $1,000
Available to students who plan to attend or are attending Redstone College in Broomfield, Colorado, and the advanced electronics technology (avionics) program. Scholarships are for tuition only. All other costs (books, tools, living expenses and student fees) are the responsibility of the student.

Tom Taylor Memorial Scholarship to Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology – More than $35,000
Awarded to an individual desiring to pursue an associate degree in applied science or a diploma in aviation maintenance technology (AMT) at the Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The award covers all tuition expenses for eight quarters, or until the recipient completes the program, whichever comes first. All other costs (books, tools, living expenses and student fees) are the responsibility of the student. The applicant cannot be enrolled currently in the AMT program at Spartan.

Universal Avionics Systems Corp. Scholarship – $1,500
Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics program or aircraft maintenance program.

Scholarships for employees/dependents of AEA member companies
Gene Baker Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Open to all AEA members, their children, grandchildren or dependents. This scholarship may be used for any field of study at an accredited college or university and will be applied toward tuition only. The scholarship is in memory of Gene Baker, the first executive director of the Aircraft Electronics Association.

Jim Cook Honorary Scholarship – $1,000
Open to all AEA members, their children, grandchildren or dependents. This scholarship may be used for any field of study at an accredited college or university and will be applied toward tuition only. The scholarship honors Jim Cook, the first chairman of the AEA Educational Foundation.

Monte Mitchell Scholarship – More than $1,500
This scholarship honors Monte Mitchell’s service of more than 40 years to the Aircraft Electronics Association and the general aviation industry. Mitchell first served as the AEA executive director and later as president of the association from 1977 to 1996. Under Mitchell’s leadership, the AEA Educational Foundation was created in 1990 to enhance, promote and secure the future of aviation and the AEA by furthering the education of students, technicians and members of the AEA. It will be awarded to an AEA member employee. The scholarship will cover a full AEA Convention registration along with travel and hotel expenses. The award recognizes an AEA member employee for their exemplary job performance and pursuit of professional development. This is an annual award to be given prior to the AEA International Convention and Trade Show.

Pilot Training
Chuck Freeland Memorial Scholarship for Flight Training
Named in memory of Chuck Freeland, former AEA board member and secretary, this scholarship is available to employees of AEA member companies who plan to pursue a recreational or private pilot certificate.