Scholarships are monetary awards given to students to help fund their education. In most cases, students are not required to pay this money back! There are a multitude of different scholarships students can apply for to help pay for tuition at National Aviation Academy.
Some scholarships are to be used strictly for tuition, but others can go toward books, housing or other expenses. Other scholarships are intended for specialized training courses on certain types of aircraft that can help a student get ahead in their hands-on training. Students choose to attend these courses if they are planning on working for a company that services a particular type of aircraft.
Tips on applying:
- Begin doing your research on scholarships as soon as possible.
- Confirm that scholarships will be accepted at a Part-147 aircraft maintenance school.
- Be weary of deadlines. Use a calendar to stay organized and keep all deadline dates in mind.
- Double check that you met all of the requirements before submitting applications. Some scholarships may require you to write an essay, others you simply just have to apply for.
- Keep searching for scholarships throughout your time in school. New scholarships are posted every day!
- Use your resources on campus. Financial aid officers may know about some scholarships that aren’t posted online.
Here are some resources to help you get started on your scholarship search:
Fastweb: Fastweb is a scholarship matching service and a great place to begin your search. After signing up for an account, you are matched with scholarships you already qualify for and news ones are sent straight to your email inbox each week.
The following links contain scholarships for students pursuing an education in aviation maintenance:
After much deliberation, training and testing, the students representing Team NAA at the Aerospace Maintenance Competition this year have been selected! Six students from each campus will be given the opportunity to travel to Dallas for the competition, which is held in conjunction with the MRO Americas Conference.
These students were selected based on their clock hours and attendance record as well as their performance in NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Competition and from teacher recommendations. These 12 students have already started training weekly to prepare for the events they will encounter in the competition. Many of these events involve work that is not taught in NAA’s curriculum, so it requires a lot of outside research and additional training.
Members of the New England team are:
- Gerard Errie
– Ethan Dupree
– David Winter
– Kiara Mateo
– Joshua White
– Alex Kitay
Members of the Tampa Bay team are:
- Jose Chavez
– Nicholas Sauls
– Joseph Plummer
– Michael Goyette
– Kyle Taylor
– Gregory Rhoden
Congratulations to both teams! The Aerospace Maintenance Competition will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas April 5th – 7th.
On Saturday, January 16th, National Aviation Academy’s Tampa Bay campus hosted its fifth annual Aviation Maintenance Competition. Students were broken up into teams of five and were required to complete various maintenance challenges.
Events in the competition included a fluid line event, composite event, pitot static event, safety wire event, cylinder remove and replace event and a weight and balance event.
A total of 12 teams competed. Judging was based on accuracy and how fast each team completed the events. At the conclusion of the competition, nine students were determined as the top scorers.
Individual results are as follows:
1st Place: Joshua Spradlin
2nd Place: Daniel Hamilton
3rd Place: Nicholas Sauls
4th Place (tie): Steve Charles & Gregory Rhoden
5th Place (tie): Michael Goyette, Chris Salup, Andrew Yarley & Leonel De Brito
Congratulations to our students on a job well done! These students in addition to six others are still in the running to be considered for the team we will send to Dallas to compete in the Aerospace Maintenance Competition in April!