In answer to the Helicopter Industry’s need for qualified Helicopter Maintenance Technicians and in an effort to attract new talent to the industry, the HFI is sponsoring six (6) scholarships for Helicopter Maintenance Technicians.
The HFI Board of Directors has appointed a Selection Committee to choose the scholarship winners.
Worth of Awards: $2, 500
Scholars Details and Application
Payment of scholarship monies is conditional upon receipt of supporting documentation from the attended school that the student has successfully completed the required coursework offered by an FAA Part 147 AMT program. Also, the student is required to provide a copy of the FAA certificate as an Airframe (A), Powerplant (P), or A&P mechanic; or the international equivalent.
If the school has not been compensated by the student, the HFI will make payment to the institution on behalf of the student, up to the maximum limit of the scholarship awarded.
In the event that the student was previously invoiced by the school and has completely paid in advance, the HFI will reimburse the student directly, up to the maximum limit of the scholarship awarded.
The application must be typed or legibly handwritten. All the questions must be completely answered. Incomplete application packages will be rejected.
Neatness, completeness, and accuracy do count. If additional pages are requested, they must be supplied.
- Proof of enrollment in a certified FAA Part 147 or International Equivalent AMT training program;
- A clear copy of any and all FAA or International Equivalent Certificate(s);
- A current resume;
- Three current letters of recommendation from individuals such as employers, instructors, or others within the industry that can attest to your background, training, and experience as it relates to the aviation industry;
- Two references (e.g., employers, professional or community organizations);
- A summary of 300 words or more describing why you want to be a helicopter maintenance technician;
- International applicants must also provide proof of foreign citizenship.
Winners will be notified by phone and by mail, and they (or their representative) will be encouraged to attend Helicopter Association International’s HELI-EXPO 2012 in Dallas, Texas. A complimentary one-year HAI membership and a complimentary Full Registration to HELI-EXPO 2012, for Scholarship Winner and guest, including dinner for two at the HAI Salute to Excellence Awards Banquet will be awarded with each scholarship courtesy of Helicopter Association International. Attendance at HELI-EXPO® affords the scholarship winner the opportunity to attend the Maintenance Technician Mentoring Panel and the Industry Outreach to Students Panel, as well as the opportunity to meet and talk with helicopter professionals from around the world.
Winners will be required to provide a contact name and phone number for the school, and an address to which the letter confirming the intent to remit funds may be sent upon award of the certificate. Winners will be required to initiate the scholarship within 19 months of date of notification, and abide by all scholarship rules. The application must bear an original signature and be received no later than November 30, 2011.
HFI’s Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship will only be awarded to candidates pursuing an Airframe (A), Powerplant (P) or both Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) license or the International equivalent. This scholarship, funded by the HFI and supporting organizations, provides up to $2,500 to assist a candidate pursuing an A, P, or A & P, or the international equivalent aircraft maintenance technician certification. A primary determinant will be evidence of the applicant’s interest and determination to work in the helicopter industry.
Scholarship funds will only be applied to tuition costs. Scholarship winners are responsible for their own transportation and ancillary expenses (books, meals, tools, lodging). Any unused portion of scholarship money must be sent directly back to HFI.
Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, as determined by the HFI Scholarship Selection Committee, will be considered.
Scholarship monies will be paid upon award of a FAA Maintenance Technician Certificate. Written notification of their FAA Certificate, along with a copy of the certificate must be sent to HFI at 1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
Deadline: November 30, 2011. Scholarships will be awarded in February 2012.
How to Apply
An electronic form of the application is preferred. Please e-mail to [email protected]. Emailed applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on November 30, 2011.
If mailed, all applications must be received by November 30, 2011. Mail to HFI Scholarships, 1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
For more information, and to apply, visit their website by clicking here.