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NBAA Announces 2007 Recipients of Five Scholarships That Promote Collegiate Business Aviation Instruction

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

ATLANTA, GA, September 25, 2007 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announces the 2007 recipients of five scholarships that promote the pursuit of learning in the aviation industry.

The scholarships awarded are:
  • Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship
  • United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG)/Professional Development Program (PDP) Scholarship
  • NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship
  • William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship
  • AvFuel Michigan Business Aviation Scholarship
Information about the scholarships and recipients is as follows:

The Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship

NBAA has selected five students enrolled at NBAA/University Aviation Association-member institutions to receive the Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship. The recipients, who will each receive $5,000, are:
  • Andrew Cousins, an aeronautical science major at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, is a single-engine and multi-engine pilot over 170 flight hours.
  • Daniel Demmery, an aeronautical science major at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL, is a CFI with a ground instructor certificate.
  • Hilary Greenfield is pursuing a double major in aeronautical science and human factors psychology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL, and has a CFI and CFII.
  • Stephen Hale, an aeronautical science major at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL, has a private pilot's license, which he has utilized as a volunteer for several relief organizations.
  • Kyle Stinebring, a flight operations management major at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, has aspirations of becoming a business aviation pilot.
The Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship was created in 2001 by NBAA and the family and friends of the late Lawrence Ginocchio to honor his outstanding personal contribution to the business aviation community. Named for a remarkable man whose strength of character inspired a high standard of caring in the aviation community, the Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated honesty, integrity and selflessness in their dealings with others. These individuals should possess a passion for aviation, as Larry Ginocchio did, and have utilized their interest or involvement in business aviation to enhance the lives of others.

The United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG)/Professional Development Program (PDP) Scholarship

NBAA has selected Amber Sulzer, a sophomore at the University of Dubuque in Iowa, to receive the 2007 USAIG/PDP Scholarship. She is pursuing a double major in aviation management and flight operations.

The U.S. Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) annually awards $1,000 to an applicant enrolled full-time in a college or university offering the NBAA Professional Development Program. A member of NBAA since 1953, USAIG provides a complete spectrum of coverages for owners, operators, manufacturers and maintainers of business, private and commercial aircraft.

The NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship

NBAA has selected Alexandra Salinas, a sophomore majoring in aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL, for this year's $2,500 NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship.

The NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship was created by the NORDAM Group to honor the lifetime achievements of two aerospace engineering pioneers, Dee Howard and Etienne Fage. The scholarship seeks to encourage undergraduates to pursue an education in the fields of aerospace engineering and aeronautical systems maintenance engineering who are enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. NORDAM has been a world leader in aircraft component manufacturing and repair since 1969.

The William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship

NBAA has selected two students pursuing careers as maintenance technicians to receive the William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship. The recipients, who will receive $2,500 each, are:
  • Trevor Halvorson, an undergraduate working towards his airframe and powerplant (A&P) license from St. Philip's College in San Antonio, TX.
  • Joshua Grundt, a graduate planning to enroll in the A&P program at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas in Dallas.
The William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship is named in honor of retired NBAA staff member William M. Fanning, who was active in maintenance issues during his nearly 20-year tenure at the Association. The first of the two annual scholarships benefits a student enrolled in an accredited airframe and powerplant program at an approved FAR Part 147 school. The second scholarship benefits an individual who is not enrolled but has been accepted for enrollment into an A&P program.

The Avfuel Michigan Business Aviation Scholarship

NBAA has selected Timothy Kosinski, a senior working towards his A&P license at the Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology in Belleville, as the recipient of this year's $1,000 Avfuel Michigan Business Aviation Scholarship. He received a BSE in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Michigan.

The Avfuel Corporation annually awards one $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an aviation-related program in the state of Michigan. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, Avfuel Corporation is the nation's leading independent supplier of aviation fuels and services.

For More Information

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional and academic opportunities for development in business aviation careers. For more information, application forms and deadlines, contact NBAA at info@nbaa.org or visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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