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Scholarships to be awarded at the AMS Banquet, November 10, 2017

UAA JANICE K. BARDEN AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

This is a scholarship only open to students at schools which are members of both NBAA and UAA.

This scholarship is named for the late Janice K. Barden, who was active in the aviation community for decades and who served as chair of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Local Committee eight times, more than any other person in NBAA history. See link below.

https://www.nbaa.org/prodev/scholarships/barden/


2017 LARRY B. BYERLY MEMORIAL AVIATION
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Application Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

This scholarship was established by family members to honor the life and career of Larry Byerly. Larry grew up in the family owned aviation business which his father, R. Millard Byerly started on the old grass Mount Hawley Airport in Peoria, Illinois over seven decades ago. Larry was the former President and Co-owner of Byerly Aviation, Inc. He was a respected member of the aviation community around the world. In addition, his employees were of the utmost importance to him and Larry always considered his employees family.

For further information, and to apply, click this link:  Application


2017 JERRY L. KENNEDY
AVIATION CAREER ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

The family and friends of Jerry L. Kennedy established this scholarship in his name to recognize the outstanding contributions Jerry made during his ten-year involvement in SIUC’s Aviation programs.  Starting as a student pilot and working through the ranks as a Flight Instructor, Charter Pilot and Flying Saluki Team Coach, Jerry displayed the highest levels of professionalism and commitment to aviation.  His love of flying and people helped make the dream of an aviation career possible for many.

Application


2017 MATTHEW K. MEIER
FAITH FAMILY FRIENDSHIP FORTITUDE FUTURE
AVIATION MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 

Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Matthew K. Meier, a May 1992 graduate of the Aviation Management program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Matt began his aviation career with United Express working ramp and customer service jobs and then moved on to the Routing and Scheduling Department at United Airlines. Matt passed away in September 1996 from a rare form of cancer. Matt is remembered by his fellow students, Saluki Football players and co-workers at United Airlines as hard-working, dedicated, fun-loving and kind.

Application


2017 JOSEPH A. MESSINA II AVIATION EXPLORERS
SCHOLARSHIP FOR AVIATION STUDENTS

Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

This fund is being established in honor of longtime aviator and Explorer’s Post Founder Joseph A. Messina II by former Air Explorers and other friends of Mr. Messina. In 1970, while he was a Captain for United Airlines, he founded the Air Explorers to help young people interested in aviation. An airplane, a 1946 Aeronca 7-AC Champion, was purchased by the original 18 members. Mr. Messina asked fellow United Airlines pilots and other aviation professionals with flight instructor ratings to volunteer to teach the members to fly. Today, many former members continue to fly as private and professional pilots, as well as work in other sectors. The intent of this endowment fund is to award a scholarship to any student in need of financial aid seeking a career in aviation (not restricted to any one phase of aviation, or any aviation major), but with first priority to those wishing to become pilots.

Application


2017 KEVIN DUFFY MOORE
ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Kevin Duffy Moore, a flight instructor, was a graduate of SIU’s Aviation Flight program. He was killed in a plane crash at 22 years of age. Kevin’s father, William Moore, MD, and brother have established the Kevin Duffy Moore Endowed Scholarship in his memory. Two scholarships will be awarded at the AMS Banquet.

Application


2017 JAMES AND HELEN NEWBY AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

As a student, I attended SIUC from 1962-1966. In 1964, I had the opportunity to witness the beginning of the SIUC Aviation Program. Although I had obtained my flight ratings prior to the program’s inception, I have fond memories of learning to fly here at the university. I went on to a 37 year career with American Airlines, retiring as a Captain on the Boeing 777. I wanted to do something to honor my father and mother, James and Helen Newby, for their encouragement to follow my dream, for their financial sacrifices, and, most of all for their undying love to all their children. I also wanted to honor the university that was so influential in providing me with the education, both flight and academic, that gave me a start on my aviation career. Therefore, with my wife Doris, I have decided to fund this scholarship. Good luck in the application process!

Captain Ed Newby, American Airlines (Retired)

Application


2016 WILLIAM R. NORWOOD AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE

Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Aim of Scholarship
The William R. Norwood Aviation Scholarship at Southern Illinois University Carbondale was established to encourage others to excel in aviation. It is bestowed upon those who demonstrate a strong commitment, devotion, and sacrifice to aviation in the William R. Norwood tradition.

Application


MICHAEL R. PETERS AVIATION INTERVIEWS.COM AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Origin of Scholarship:

As an SIU Flight/Management student from 1996-1999, I realized there are a lot of hard working students in our flight program that are held back due to the lack of financial aid. I happened to be one of those students! After attending the AMS banquet I told myself that I would give back someday if I was able to.
 
I flight instructed for four semesters while at SIU and graduated in December of 1999. After graduation I flight instructed for another six months and was hired by Continental Express (now ExpressJet / ASA). I started AviationInterviews.com in an effort to share interview experiences with pilots around the world. It all started with four original members and ten interview experiences. Now the site has over 88,000 members, 5,000 study guide questions and 8,000 different interview experiences! I would like to thank all of the gracious members of AviationInterviews.com for donating their time and money to keep the web site running. If it were not for them, this scholarship would not be possible!
 
Sincerely,
Mike Peters

Selection Criteria:

_____   Must be a student enrolled in Aviation Flight or Aviation Management Program

_____   Must be a sophomore or of higher academic standing

_____  Maintain a minimum 2.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scale.

_____ Must have completed AF 201A and AF 201B (Private Pilot)

 

To apply, please visit  https://www.aviationinterviews.com/scholarships/apply.html and follow the instructions there.


2017 GEORGE J. PRIESTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of George J. Priester, a true Aviation pioneer. Mr. Priester became an instrument instructor pilot in 1938 for the War Training Service. Eventually he trained over 700 pilots for the Civil Aviation Administration licenses and more than 1,000 pilots for the FAA.

Application


2017 C. Gene and ROBBI SEIBERT AVIATION MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

This scholarship was established in memory of C. Gene and Robbi Seibert. Gene Seibert was one of the co-founders of the aviation programs at SIUC. In order to honor Gene's memory, the scholarship will be awarded to student(s) who express an interest in working in such fields as airport management, fixed base operator management or aircraft product support management, which are all fields within Mr. Seibert worked during his career in aviation. Robbi Seibert was also involved in aviation. She met Gene while working at SIUC Air Institute & Service at S.I. Airport. Robbi was a SIUC B.S. in Aviation Management graduate, class of 1985.

Application


2017 STEVEN STAPLES MEMORIAL AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

This scholarship was established in memory of Steven Allen Staples. His passion for flying emerged as a young child living on a small country airport in Upstate New York. It was there Steve could be found attending ground school in his living room, aircraft parked in the backyard, and strapped to the back seat of a Piper Tri-Pacer while his mother took her morning flight lesson.

Application