Muncie, IN (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
The Academy of Model Aeronautics has awarded scholarships to 11 students pursuing higher education.
Starting in 1970, the Academy of Model Aeronautics has awarded more than $840,000 in yearly scholarships to students with model aviation experience and high standings within their schools. The scholarships are granted with funds donated by model aviation organizations and individuals, AMA member donations, a portion of AMA member dues, and direct donations from the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
The Charles H. Grant Scholarship Program contains other grants, which look at additional specific factors to determine the award. The Toledo Weak Signals award began in 1988 and is awarded to the top three recipients of the AMA/Charles H. Grant Scholarship. The Telford Scholarship is also given out each year and is based on participation in competition activity in the AMA and FAI classifications. New for 2013 is the Basil and Dorothy Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a current college student pursuing an engineering or technical degree while enrolled at an accredited four-year institution.
The Academy would like to congratulate the following students who were granted scholarships in 2013:
- Alexander Evangelatos, Westbury NY—$5,000 Charles Hampson Grant and $1,000 from the Weak Signals club
- Ricardo Mirandes, San Juan Puerto Rico—$4,500 Charles Hampson Grant and $500 from the Weak Signals club
- Magdalina Moses, Falls Church VA—$4,500 Charles Hampson Grant and $500 from the Weak Signals club
- Dianne Collard, Olathe KS—$4,500 Charles Hampson Grant
- Luke Grandland, Oak Park MN—$3,000 Charles Hampson Grant
- Aaron Greifzu, Auborn IL—$3,000 Charles Hampson Grant
- Ryan Seymour, Radnor OH—$3,000 Charles Hampson Grant and $5,00 for the Telford Scholarship $5,000
- John Flatt, Portland TN—$3,000 Charles Hampson Grant
- Paul Gentile, Jamesburg NJ—$2,500 Charles Hampson Grant
- Kelley Saylor, Huber Heights OH—$2,500 Charles Hampson Grant
- Jonathan Elie, Hopewell Junction NY—$500 Dorothy and Basil Cooper Memorial Scholarship
The deadline for the 2014 AMA scholarships is February 1, 2014.