Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship

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 select the scholarship winners.

Up to six (6) Scholarships of $2,500 each may be awarded.

Deadline for submitting an application is November 30, 2010.

Scholarships will be awarded in February 2011.

Scholarship monies will be paid directly to the school upon award of certificate.

Please answer questions completely. The application must be typed or legibly handwritten and all the questions must be answered. Incomplete application packages will be rejected.

Neatness, completeness and accuracy do count. Additional pages must include the following items with your application package  :

  • Proof of enrollment in an FAA certified Part 147or 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/or by mail, and they (or their representative) will be encouraged to attend Helicopter Association International’s HELI-EXPO 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

A full complimentary registration to HELI-EXPO 2011, as well as dinner for two at the HAI Salute to Excellence Awards Banquet will be donated by HAI to Scholarship Winners.

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.

Winner will be required to initiate the scholarship within 19 months of date of application, and abide by all scholarship rules. The application must bear an original signature and be postmarked no later than November 30, 2009.

Applications from international applicants must be postmarked no later than November 30 and received not later than December 10, 2009. Mail to the address below.

HFI Airframe and Powerplant Scholarship. For candidates pursuing an Airframe

(A), Powerplant (P) or both Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) or the International equivalent. This scholarship, funded by the HFI and supporting organizations, provides  $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 winners are responsible for their own transportation, and ancillary expenses.

Scholarships must be initiated within 19 months of application. 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.

A complimentary one-year HAI membership and a complimentary Full Registration to HELI-EXPO 2011, 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.

Scholarship monies will be paid directly to the school upon award of certificate. Written notification with a copy of the certificate must be sent to HFI at 1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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