Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

Aviation Scholarship Announcement

 

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHoF) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to be awarded at the Annual MAHoF Induction Banquet. These scholarships will be awarded to individuals who are pursuing a career in the aviation industry.  

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by numerous anonymous Hall of Fame donors

The Hinz Family Red Tail Scholarship

The Hinz Family has sponsored this scholarship in commemoration of Donald E. Hinz who lost his life as a re-enactor of the Tuskegee Airmen mission in WWII. Hinz was demonstrating a P-51C painted in the Tuskegee squadron colors with the heralded red tail, at the Red Wing Airshow in 2004 when the plane lost its engine, resulting in a crash landing which he did not survive. Hinz was a Naval aviator, an airline pilot, and businessman. The family has granted this scholarship in his honor to encourage young persons entering the aviation field to learn not only about airplanes, but about aviation history as well.

The Kenneth Dahlberg Family Scholarship

The Dahlberg Family Scholarship is awarded to an aviation student in honor of Kenneth Dahlbergh, 1997 Hall of Fame Inductee. From humble beginnings on a Wisconsin farm to a WWII Ace, flying P-51s and P-47s, Ken truly was a member of the "Greatest generation." Dahlberg started a small post-war business producing hearing aid devices and eventually ended up running an international corporation. Besides his love of aviation, he had a love for learning and we hope the young aviation-minded adults who are awarded the Dahlberg Scholarship each year continue that intellectual curiosity for the rest of their life.

Brig Gen Leo C. Goodrich Scholarship

Goodrich was born in St. Paul, MN and attended St. Thomas College. He was commissioned and served in Europe with the 12th Air Force as a B-25 pilot. He joined the MN Air Guard in 1947. He flew airlift missions to Korea and Vietnam and led the procurement of C-130 aircraft for the Air Guard. He was inducted into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame in April, 2015.

Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1.  Want to advance their flight training, however they must possess at least a    private pilot license.
  2.  Wish to advance their aviation career.
  3.  Wishes to make a career change into aviation.
  4.  Are currently enrolled in a post-secondary aviation-related program, ie: college  aviation program, flight training, aviation technical school, flight dispatcher  school etc.  NOTE: It would be helpful if an individual has flight time, but it is  not necessary for this type of scholarship.

Application Process:

Please provide the following information on a separate sheet of paper (8.5 x 11):

  1.   Your full name,
  2.   Your current address,
  3.   Your e-mail address,
  4.   Your telephone number,
  5.   The school or college that you are currently attending and the grade level,
  6.   Indicate the aviation related classes or flight training taken to date.

On a second sheet of paper, please prepare and write an essay of 500 plus words in response to the following question:

  1.  Tell us why you should have this scholarship and what you would do with it.

Please submit and mail your completed application to:


PLEASE NOTE:  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS ON OR BEFORE FEB. 01, 2017 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.  ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE PRESENTED ON 8.5 X 11 PAPER AND PREFERRABLY TYPED.  APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED AND ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE MAHOF.  WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MARCH 1ST, 2017.  SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE MAHOF BANQUET AND WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE THEIR SCHOLARSHIP.

 



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