Academy of Model Aeronautics Awards 10 Scholarships

Oustanding high school students around the country receive scholarship funds from the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

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Munice, IN (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

The Academy of Model Aeronautics has awarded scholarships to 10 students pursuing higher education.

Starting in 1970, the Academy of Model Aeronautics has awarded more than $881,000 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. Added in 2013, the Basil and Dorothy Memorial 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 2014:

  •     Eric Gilkey of Shelby Township, MI – $6,000 from the Charles H. Grant Scholarship & $1,000 from the Weak Signals club = $7,000
  •     Joshua Gaus of Ellicot City, MD - $5,500 from the Charles H. Grant Scholarship & $500 from the Weak Signals club = $6,000
  •     Kevin Demauro of Woodhaven, NY – $4,500 from the Charles H. Grant Scholarship & $500 from the Weak Signals club = $5,000
  •     Nathaniel Jones of Louisburg, KS - $4,500 from the Charles H. Grant Scholarship
  •     Jason Plummer of Byfield, MA – $4,000 from the Charles H. Grant Scholarship
  •     Grant Conery of Dalton Gardens, ID – $3,000 from the Charles H. Grant Scholarship
  •     Royce Chung of Los Altos, CA – $2,000 from the Charles H. Grant Scholarship & $5,000 for the Telford Award = $7,000
  •     Gary Cooper of Mount Pleasant, NC – $2,000 from the Charles H. Grant Scholarship
  •     Charles Wright of Blossvale, NY – $2,000 from the Charles H. Grant Scholarship
  •     The Dorothy and Basil Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($500) is awarded to Cale Speiser of Gladstone, MO.

Scholarship total for this year is $41,000.
The deadline for the 2015 AMA scholarships is February 1, 2015.


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