Avionics Training Excellence Award

AEA Educational Foundation Scholarship Descriptions


Aircell Scholarship: $2,500
Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

David Arver Memorial Scholarship: $1,000

Given by Dutch and Ginger Arver in memory of their son, David Arver. Dutch Arver was a strong supporter of the AEA for many years and served on the board of directors until his retirement. This scholarship is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are 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, Dallas, Texas, who supported general aviation for more than 30 years and served as an AEA Associate board member. This scholarship is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

Duncan Aviation Scholarship: $1,000

Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

Dutch and Ginger Arver Scholarship: $1,000
Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

Field Aviation Co. Inc. Scholarship: $1,000

Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited college/university in an avionics or aircraft repair program. The educational institution must be located in Canada.

Chuck Freeland Memorial Scholarship: $3,500

This scholarship honors Chuck Freeland’s impressive career of more than 30 years, his service to the AEA Educational Foundation and his unparalleled passion for flying and youth involvement in aviation. This scholarship will be awarded annually to an AEA member employee to be used for flight training.

Garmin Scholarship: $2,000
Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

Garmin - Jerry Smith Memorial Scholarship: $1,000
Available to high school, college or vocational/technical school students who plan to or are attending an accredited vocational/technical school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

Leon Harris/Les Nichols Memorial Scholarship to Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology: More than $35,000
Available to a student who plans to pursue an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Aviation Electronics (avionics) at the Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology campus in Tulsa, Okla. The award covers all tuition expenses for eight quarters or until the recipient completes an associate’s degree, whichever comes first. All other costs (tools, living expenses and student fees) are the responsibility of the student. The applicant cannot currently be enrolled in the avionics program at Spartan.

L-3 Aviation Products Scholarship: $2,500
Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship: $2,500
Given by Pacific Southwest Instruments, the scholarship is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

Lowell Gaylor Memorial Scholarship: $1,000
Named in memory of Lowell Gaylor, president of AvEL Co., Dallas, Texas, who supported general aviation and the AEA for more than 25 years. This scholarship is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Scholarship: $1,000
Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

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. This scholarship will be awarded to an AEA member employee and will cover a full AEA Convention registration and include 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.

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 high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an aviation management program.

Redstone College/Thomas J. Slocum Memorial Scholarships : $1,000
Available to students who plan to attend college at Redstone in Broomfield, Colorado in the Avionics program only. These scholarships are for tuition only. All other costs (tools, fees, room and board) are the responsibility of the student. The scholarships are available to new students or to continuing education students enrolled in Avionics at Redstone.

Rockwell Collins Scholarship: $1,000
Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

The Stone Foundation Scholarship: $1,000
Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionicsor aircraft repair program.

Tom Taylor Memorial Scholarship to Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology: More than $35,000
To be awarded to an individual desiring to pursue an associate’s degree in Applied Science or a diploma in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) at the Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology’s campus in Tulsa, Okla. 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 currently be enrolled in the AMT program at Spartan.

Universal Avionics Systems Corporation 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.