2008 ALASKA AIRMEN'S ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Alaska Airmen’s Association offers
scholarships to promote professional development in aviation careers. All awards
will be made to legal residents of Alaska without regard to race, religion,
national origin or sex.
The Association proudly offers the following
three scholarships designed to promote General Aviation in Alaska:
JOHN P. CULHANE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The John P. Culhane Memorial Scholarship was
created in 1991 by the Alaska Airmen’s Association to honor the late John P.
Culhane and his outstanding personal contributions to Alaska’s aviation
community. As an Association Director, he was involved in Alaska aviation
safety and education, as well as the Airmen’s and Soviet Union Aviation Exchange
Program in the late 1980’s. A fixed and rotor-wing pilot, John was killed in
California in 1991, along with his son and a friend.
This scholarship awards an applicant $2,500
toward the pursuit of a professional career in flying.
F. ATLEE DODGE MAINTENANCE
This scholarship is named in
honor of long-time Alaskan F. Atlee Dodge, who has contributed engineering,
design, fabrication, and certification of aircraft parts to accommodate
unique flying conditions. With over 60 years of design and modification
experience, Atlee is no stranger to anyone that flies in Alaska.
This scholarship awards an
applicant $2,500 toward the pursuit of a professional career in aircraft
maintenance or as an A&P mechanic.
BOB REEVE PROFESSIONAL AVIATION
Robert C. “Bob” Reeve, at the
age of 30, started a charter flying service that flew gold miners and supplies
from the mudflats of Valdez to glaciers near the mines, thus earning the moniker
Bob’s flying career in Alaska
is well documented. His many adventures and achievements include flying the
Washburn Expedition to a glacier at the base of Mt. Lucania in 1937; flying
supplies, equipment, and personnel to Northway, Alaska in 1941 for the
construction of a new airport; being the only civilian pilot authorized to fly
in the Aleutian combat arena in World War II; and establishing Reeve Aleutian
Airways in 1947. Reeve Aleutian Airways successfully provided passenger,
freight, and mail service to the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian, Shumagin,
and Pribilof Islands, and in later years, the Russian Far East, flying Boeing
727’s and Lockheed Electras. Reeve Aleutian Airways proudly served Alaska for
nearly 70 years.
This scholarship awards an
applicant $2,500 to use toward a career in various aviation management areas,
including operations, safety, education, training, scheduling, dispatching, and
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL
907.245.1251 OR TOLL FREE 800.464.7030. IN FAIRBANKS, CALL 479.9500.
SITE FOR INFORMATION ON 2008 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA.
DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED FOR FALL OF 2008 IS MAY 31, 2008.
CRITERIA AND 2008