AEA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

Since its inception, the AEA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry, as well as technicians from AEA member companies.

Numerous scholarships are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each.

Scholarships For Employees/Dependents of AEA Members

AEA Educational Foundation

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.

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AEA Educational Foundation

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.

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Monte Mitchell Scholarship

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.

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Pilot Training For Employees of AEA Members

Chuck Freeland Memorial Scholarship for Flight Training

Chuck Freeland Memorial Scholarship for Flight Training

$3,500

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.

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Scholarship Descriptions & Applications

AEA Educational Foundation

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.

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AEA Educational Foundation

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 school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

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Duncan Aviation

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 maintenance program.

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AEA Educational Foundation

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 or aircraft maintenance program.

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Field Aviation Co. Inc.

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 school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

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Garmin

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.

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Garmin

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 school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

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Gogo Business Aviation

Gogo Business Aviation Scholarship

$2,500

Available to a high school, college or vocational/technical school student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

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AEA Educational Foundation

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 avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

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AEA Educational Foundation

L-3 Aviation Products Scholarship

$2,500

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.

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AEA Educational Foundation

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.

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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

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.

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AEA Educational Foundation

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.

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Temple Electronics Co.

Marshall Temple Memorial Scholarship

$1,000

Named in memory of Marshall E. Temple, founder of Temple Electronics in Houston, Texas. Temple, a U.S. Navy veteran, started his business in 1973, which has been an AEA member ever since. 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.

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

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 or aircraft maintenance program.

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AEA Educational Foundation

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.

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Redstone College

Thomas J. Slocum Memorial Scholarship 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.

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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

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.

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Universal Avionics Systems Corp.

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.

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