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The deadline for the 2013 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship has passed. The application for the 2014 scholarship will be available online by late 2013.
The NBAA Maintenance Committee is dedicated to promoting technical education and training as a means for business aviation maintenance technicians to enhance their careers. To support this position, NBAA offers current and aspiring maintenance technicians the opportunity to receive Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (Maintenance TRACS). Aviation military personnel transitioning to business aviation also are eligible for this scholarship.
Maintenance TRACS aircraft, engine and avionics training awards are donated by:
- Abaris Training Resources, Inc.
- Bell Helicopter
- Blue City Holdings, LLC
- Bombardier Aerospace
- CAE Training Solutions
- Cessna Aircraft
- Dassault Falcon Jet
- FlightSafety International
- GE Aviation
- Global Jet Services, Inc.
- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
- Hawker Beechcraft Corp.
- Honeywell, Inc.
- NBAA Maintenance Management Conference
- Safran Turbomeca, USA
- Rolls-Royce, Inc.
- Williams International
- University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering
Additionally, the following organizations donated to the Maintenance TRACS travel fund to help offset travel and lodging expenses incurred by award recipients during training:
- Duncan Aviation
- Midcoast Aviation
- Volo Aviation
- McWane, Inc.
- Alcoa, Inc.
- Jet Aviation Maintenance
- Dallas Airmotive
New for 2013! Applicants must use the separate Travel Assistance Request Form provided in the application package for any travel funding requests.
Awards will be made to U.S. citizens or permanent residents without regards to sex, race, religion or national origin. Applicant must be either: (1) a current holder of an airframe and powerplant (A&P) certificate currently employed in general aviation, (2) a student currently enrolled in either an accredited A&P program or an approved FAR Part 147 school or (3) aviation military personnel transitioning to business aviation.
Recipients will be announced at the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference, to be held April 30 to May 2, 2013, in Ft. Worth, TX. Maintenance TRACS awards will be redeemable under the conditions established by NBAA and its donors, and applicants are limited to receiving one award per person every other year; i.e., recipients of the 2012 scholarship are not eligible to apply in 2013, but they will be eligible to apply again in 2014.
Recipients must complete all professional/educational training and redeem the award within one year from the date of announcement, unless otherwise noted, or risk forfeit of the award. Recipients also are responsible for costs associated with the scholarship, such as travel and lodging expenses, unless otherwise noted.
A completed and signed application form must be accompanied by an essay, resume, letter of recommendation and (for students) proof of enrollment. See application form for details.
Applications must be received by NBAA on or before March 1, 2013. Direct all questions about this application to NBAA at (202) 783-9250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.