“First Aviation Mechanic”


Celebrating over 100 years of manned Flight!


The mission of the Charles E. Taylor Memorial scholarship is to recognize and encourage stu­dents to pursue career skills for the aviation main­tenance global marketplace. The scholarship is dedicated to promoting the future of aviation, and more specifically, highly trained A&P Mechanics.


In celebration of over 100 years of manned flight, National Aviation Academy (NAA) is pleased to announce its 2016 Charles E. Taylor Memorial scholarship. In remembrance of Charles E. Tay­lor, the first aviation mechanic, NAA is provid­ing the opportunity for a $1,000 scholarship for one student in each participating high school. The need for continued education after high school is critical for students graduating today. Not only is higher education anticipated for graduating high school students to better contend in today’s economy, but further education is encouraged by our American standards for education and achievement. NAA offers a technical post-sec­ondary education in Aviation Maintenance. NAA is structured mutually with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prepare students for their FAA Airframe & Powerplant certification exams.

Our program is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and the FAA. NAA is an authorized participant of US Ti­tle IV, which allows student qualification for fed­eral financial aid. NAA is pleased to award one 2016 graduating student from each high school a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 awarded toward enrollment at National Aviation Acade­my. The application deadline is June 15, 2016. NAA welcomes the opportunity to present each recipient with a certificate of achievement at an award ceremony or relevant function put on by the award winner’s high school.


1. This award is valid for 2016 high school graduates.

2. The scholarship shall be applied to NAA tuition only. It does not cover any other fees.

3. The scholarship cannot be turned in for cash in lieu of tuition scholarship.

4. The scholarship is non-transferable.

5. Scholarship winners must satisfy all NAA admissions requirements.