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Aircraft Mechanics for Aircraft Mechanics Scholarship

Funded by
2 winners, $1,000 each
Application Deadline
May 1, 2023
Winners Announced
Jun 1, 2023
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Low-income and/or an underrepresented minority
Field of Interest:
Aircraft maintenance

Aircraft mechanics and technicians are the unseen backbone of the travel and transportation industries.

The aircraft maintenance industry is growing quickly, with 11% projected job growth between 2020 and 2030. With aircraft mechanics and technicians earning a median salary of $65,550, the aircraft maintenance industry is a stable and well-paying field.

This scholarship aims to support individuals who are pursuing a degree or certificate in aircraft maintenance.

Any low-income or underrepresented minority student who is pursuing a degree or certificate in aircraft/aviation maintenance may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us why you’re interested in pursuing aircraft maintenance.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published January 12, 2023
Essay Topic

Why are you interested in pursuing an education in aircraft maintenance?

400–600 words

Winners and Finalists

June 2023

Grayson Bell
Dylan Dauffenbach
Mario Desgranges
Shawn Gustave
Rafay Naseer
Giovannie Cervantes
Harold Jean Baptiste
Frank Jones
Oscar Franco Lemus
William Smothers
Joshua Dunn
Felix Velasquez
Yeabsera Samson Oli
Carson Brouwer
Ahmed Alaboudy
Dillon Watson
Emmett Williams
Ciara Harvey
Mariano Garcia
Isaiah Perrelli
Sarah Walla
ernso sanon
George Cummings
Ben Grobstein

Winning Applications

Ariyana Hussain
Marlboro High SchoolMarlboro, NJ
Emily Woolson
Pennsylvania College of TechnologyBiglerville, PA
Logan Yang
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-CharlotteYork, SC
It all started with a tricycle... I took my tricycle apart with a couple of hand tools I grabbed from my grandfather's shed and put it back together. Why did I do such a thing? I wanted to learn how it worked and why every part of the tricycle was there. Ever since then, I was hooked on taking things apart, learning how they worked, and putting them back together. Which eventually evolved into scooters, bikes, then to cars, so now i figured... why not planes! Having a career in aviation maintenance will make me feel on top of the world! I am a very attention to detail individual with a very ambitious mindset and an out of this world work ethic. I make it a goal everyday to learn something new, even if I'm already familiar with the subject. Keeping an open mind has taught me everything I know, and motivates me to always to apply it to everything in life. Though I have my flaws, I use them as a source of motivation to constantly improve and do better in all aspects. My greatest attribute is my willingness to find the safest and most efficient way of completing a task thrown my way. My name is Logan Yang, and I am a future aviation maintenance technician. Thank you for reading my essay!
Furqan mahmood
Western Suffolk BOCESQueens, NY
Hello! I am Furqan; I have worked in the airline industry for over a decade. I finally found one of the passionate and excellent work environments I have been searching for. I have worked many jobs, and this year I earned a position in the company. The department works side by side with the Aircraft maintenance department. I find pleasure and joy in fixing things. So I should give it a try. I spoke to many mechanics and asked why they love their job and if it changed their lives. I have heard many stories, and the one that stuck to me the most is " It was the best move I have ever made, and I did it when I was 30 years old". You might be wondering why? It is because his life was quite similar to mine, and he started school at my age. After months of research, I found a school focused on the student. The day I was told to try out for the school, I needed to pass the entrance exam. I did very well and exceptionally well on the mechanical aptitude exam. I received an 89%, and I was told this was like 100%, which is difficult to attain. I felt accomplished and ready to apply myself to this program and life choice. I have worked as an EMT for three years, attended full-time school, and had a job at the airport. I was never exposed to the field till I joined an airline. It is a great decision. I wish to excel in whatever I do and help others like me if I ever encounter anyone. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope I receive this scholarship so some of my financial burdens are relieved and I can focus more on my studies.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 1, 2023. Winners will be announced on Jun 1, 2023.

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