Avionics Training Excellence Award

AEA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

More Than $125,000 in Scholarships Awarded Through the AEA Educational Foundation in 2014! - click here to see the winners

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.

Scholarship applications are available for the 2014-15 school year beginning Oct. 1, 2013. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is Feb. 15, 2014. Numerous scholarships are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each.

A new scholarship to be awarded this year is the Monte Mitchell Scholarship, which honors Mitchell’s service of more than 40 years to the general aviation industry. Mitchell first served as the AEA executive director and later as president of the association from 1977 to 1996. With 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, members of the AEA and others as determined by aviation industry needs. This scholarship will be awarded to an AEA member and will cover a full AEA International Convention & Trade Show registration, including travel and hotel expenses.

In addition, the AEA also introduces the Chuck Freeland Memorial Scholarship to honor Freeland’s impressive career of more than 30 years and an unparalleled passion for flying and youth involvement in aviation. This new flight training scholarship will be awarded to an AEA member.

Please Note:The deadline for returning all applications was Feb. 15, 2014.

For students seeking careers in avionics or aviation maintenance

Descriptions for each scholarship.

Please Note: The scholarship deadline for the 2013-2014 school year has passed. Please check back in October to download applications for the 2015-2016school year.

AEA would like to thank the following companies for scholarships:

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Sporty's Foundation
Redstone College
Gogo Business Aviation
L-3 Communications Avionics Systems
Pacific Southwest Instruments
Field Aviation
Duncan Aviation
Mid-Continent Instruments
Rockwell Collins
Universal Avionics Systems Corporation



Educational Foundation Contact
Mike Adamson, Vice President of Member Programs & Education Mike Adamson,
Vice President of Member Programs & Education
Email: mikea@aea.net
Phone: 816-347-8400