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 SCHOLARSHIP
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 Alaska’s 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 MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
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 “glacier pilot”.
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 aviation law.
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DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED FOR FALL OF 2008 IS MAY 31, 2008.
CRITERIA AND 2008 APPLICATION