2015 Raisbeck Aviation High School Scholarships


PACIFIC NORTHWEST BUSINESS AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (PNBAA)



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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BUSINESS AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (PNBAA)


Two awards of $5,000 All students eligible for the RAHS General Scholarship may apply.


 

PNBAA is an association of Aviation Professionals representing the interests of business aviation in the Pacific Northwest.  We strive to provide a unified voice to promote business aviation's values by bridging interaction between the aviation community and regulators along with promoting membership education and networking.



 

PNBAA will be awarding these scholarships to graduating students that plan on pursuing continued education in an area that supports business aviation.  The infrastructure required to support business aviation is vast.  Relevant areas include, but are not limited to, the designing, manufacturing, brokering, educating, crewing, maintaining, managing, insuring or legally representing the business aviation community.  Applicants shall produce an essay of 300 to 500 words showing their interest in this field and how they feel their chosen education path will contribute to the growth and viability of business aviation into the future.

 

All essays must be submitted by April 20th 2015. The top ten applicants’ essays, as decided by the RAHS staff, will be forwarded to the PNBAA Board of Directors. The top two finalists will be decided on during the May PNBAA board meeting.



ZAYIC FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

One Award of $1,000
Mr. and Mrs. Zayic are both employed by the Boeing Company. Their daughter, Sarah, is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, and she, too, is a Boeing engineer. Mr. and Mrs. Zayic also serve as mentors to RAHS students.

The Zayic family is offering a scholarship to a senior who plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in engineering and work directly within the field of aviation/aerospace. While no minimum grade point average is required, applicants must have performed at least 20 hours of community service during their four years of high school.


To be eligible, fill out the general scholarship application that is in your packet and write a short essay on how you will utilize a degree in engineering. Due date is the same as all other RAHS scholarships. The Zayic family will select the recipient.
ALUMNI AWARD (formerly Inaugural Class Award)

One award of $400
Graduates of Raisbeck Aviation High School are sponsoring this award and will select the recipient, using information gleaned from the General Scholarship Application. No other essay required.

Seniors…when you become an alum, you will most likely be contacted to contribute to this award. It’s part of ‘paying it forward.’



PTSA AWARDS


Multiple awards totaling $4,500
The Raisbeck Aviation High School PTSA is sponsoring four $500 scholarship awards in honor of outstanding senior projects. Criteria for the award includes:


  • Passion exhibited for the project

  • Connection to what the student has already learned

  • Connection to what he/she intends to do (college, career, citizenship) in the future

  • Overall quality and excellence of the project as demonstrated in proposal, completed product and presentation

The PTSA will determine award recipients.





2015 AEROJET SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Eligibility Criteria:

The GenCorp Foundation, on behalf of Aerojet in your community, is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior for study at a four-year university or two-year college. The Aerojet Scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics and is offered as part of Aerojet’s commitment to education.


Who is eligible?

All graduating high school seniors who meet the following requirements are eligible:




  • Intends to pursue post-secondary study in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics

  • Attained a 3.0 grade point accumulation or higher, including seven semesters while in high school

  • Completed a minimum of two years of high school mathematics

  • Completed a minimum of two years of laboratory sciences

  • Involved in school and community activities

  • May have an economic need (based on a completed FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  • Recommended by a high school counselor or teacher


How do I apply?
See your school’s high school counselor
How is an Aerojet Scholar selected?
The Aerojet Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior based on academic ability and/or economic need. Applications will be reviewed by the RAHS Scholarship Committee, who will make the final selection.
How will the Aerojet Scholarship be paid?
To facilitate payment of your scholarship, you will need to contact the GenCorp Foundation before November 1, 2014 with the name and mailing address of the college or university you will be attending and your social security number or student identification number.

When the above information is received, the $1,000 scholarship stipend will be mailed directly to your college or university’s Financial Aid Office in your name.




BUDDY MOREMAN SCHOLARSHIP

One award of $1,000.00

Award Criteria:

All students eligible for the RAHS General Scholarship may apply. Preference will be given to a student wishing to pursue pilot certification and a career as a pilot. However anyone planning to pursue a career in aviation related field is eligible. Submit an essay in which you express your love of aviation and flying, and explain how you would use this award. It is acceptable to use your award for flight training if related to your career goals.


Buddy Moreman loved airplanes.  In 1945, at age 12, he rode his bike to the Amarillo Texas airport to take his first flying lesson. If there had been a Raisbeck Aviation High School when he was growing up he would have been a student.   A Texas Tech University graduate, he had a degree in engineering, a commission in the Air Force, and a slot in flight school.  That was the beginning of a 67 year career in aviation. 

 

He left the Air Force for an airline career briefly with Eastern and then Pan American World Airways.  


His career at Pan Am took him all over the world. Besides the scheduled flights, he volunteered for a technical assistance project during the Vietnamese War, training Vietnamese pilots and starting Air Vietnam. During the Cold War he spent twelve years living in and flying out of West Berlin.

He volunteered to fly the military charters during Operation Desert Storm. He was very proud to land his Pan Am 747 at McCord with American flags flying from the cockpit windows.

With the demise of Pan Am, he went to Togo in Africa and helped establish and train the pilots for a new national airline. He had to carry suitcases full of cash to buy fuel for the return trips.

Besides the Piper Cubs and Cherokees of his youth, Buddy flew F-86s, B-52s, Constellations, DC-6s, Boeing 707s, 727s, 737s, 747s, and the Airbus A-300.

After his flying career ended he spent 20 years as a flight instructor, working at Alaska Airlines and then The Boeing Company as an Instructor Pilot.

J. DAVID BROCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

One award of $2,000; GPA of 3.0 or higher

Read the information about David and write an essay of approximately 500 words in which you describe how aviation has changed or will change your life, and how the scholarship will support your personal and academic goals.

David Brock was born on September 16, 1944. He graduated from Lake Forest College (Lake Forest IL) in 1966 and worked at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago for his entire professional career. Over the years, he gave back to his community in many ways, serving capably in both leadership and support roles, but always with humility, a generous spirit, and a deep commitment to the wider community.    



For many years, David was an enthusiastic private pilot. He enjoyed everything about flying: the satisfaction that comes from a well-planned and executed flight, the freedom of being able to travel on his own schedule, the constant learning, the friends he made in the aviation community, the ability to go to places that would be nearly impossible to get to without an airplane, bringing friends and family on flights, and the sheer joy of flying.  To David, flying was a gift as life was a gift ...to be treasured and shared. 

Scott McComb, David’s godson, fellow pilot, and a teacher at Raisbeck Aviation High School will help the committee select an appropriate recipient of the J. David Brock Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a recipient who best exemplifies traits David cared deeply about.

J. David BROCK

September 16, 1944 ~ September 9, 2012


ASIAN AERSOPACE SCHOLARSHIP (SCAAE)
Dedicated to Asian Aerospace Pioneers Wong Tsoo & Feng Ru

One or two awards of $500 each Essay Due April 2nd, 2015 4:00PM PDT

Background on Asian Aerospace Pioneers and SCAAE
Wong Tsoo

A fledgling Boeing Airplane Company got an industry footing in the early 1900s, due largely to the creative talents of its first engineer – a Chinese graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wong Tsu, born in Beijing, in 1893, designed Boeing’s first mass-produced product – the Model C training seaplane. The airplane went on to become Boeing’s first financial success. He also introduced aviation innovations on two continents, and set the stage for Boeing China today. Wong was dedicated to advancing aeronautical science as both an inventor and as an ambassador.

Wong was only 12 years old when he was selected for the Manchu government’s Yang-Tai naval academy. Four years later he was one of the first Chinese naval cadets sent to England, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and mechanical engineering from Armstrong Technical College. The Chinese government then sent him to the United States and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study the new science of aviation.
Feng Ru

Feng Ru (1883 - 1912, aka Fung Yue or Fung Joe Guey) was a pioneering Chinese aviator. Born in China, Feng moved to the United States at the age of twelve, living and working in California. Fascinated by the Wright brothers' plane, Feng founded an airplane manufacturing company a few years after Kitty Hawk flight. Within two years, he built his first airplane - consisted of two planes, 25 feet long and 6 feet 3 inches broad, placed one on top of another, driven by a six horsepower engine.

On September 22 (several newspapers report as September 21), 1909, Feng became the first Chinese man to fly in America as well as the first aviator to fly in California and the West Coast of the United States. Feng flew in a wide circle, despite the harsh winds; the flight lasted about twenty minutes before a mechanical problem brought it to a stop. Feng returned to China in 1911, upon the request of Chinese revolutionary Sun Yixian. On August 26, 1912, he was killed when his plane crashed during an aerial exhibition, in front of 1,000 spectators. Feng was buried at the Mausoleum of the 72 Huanghuagang Martyrs, with his tomb inscribed with the words "Pioneer of Chinese Aviation.” crashed during an aerial exhibition, in front of 1,000 spectators. Feng was buried at the Mausoleum of the 72 Huanghuagang Martyrs, with his tomb inscribed with the words "Pioneer of Chinese Aviation".
Society of Chinese American Aerospace Engineers (SCAAE)

SCAAE is a not-for-profit membership organization with missions 1) to promote Asian Pacific Americans technical and professional excellence in aerospace engineering, science and technologies, 2) to provide technical, professional and culture services and educations to our communities, and 3) to serve as a conduit to the similar engineering and scientific organizations at the national and international levels. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes within the meaning of 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. SCAAE board directors and SCAAE members have been and encouraging others donating time, resources and money in supporting SCAAE missions. The SCAAE Asian Aerospace Scholarship is established initially with the donation from Dr. Shanying Zeng, a past SCAAE Chairman/President and a Boeing Technical Fellow, who had a vision of replicating the benefit from her 2013 Boeing Technical Replication Award for future generation to pursue and excel in an aerospace field.


Scholarship will be awarded to one or two students of Asian heritage who meet the following criteria:

  • Above 3.0 grade point average. Outstanding academic performance record that includes AP classes as well as engineering studies

  • Active involvement in school activities during high school, such as Science Olympiad or Robotics; other activities that have provided opportunity for application of engineering skills

  • Plans to pursue a college degree and career in engineering or an aviation related field. A resume that supports the passion for pursuing the career pathway

  • An essay of ~500 words in which you describe how you exemplify (or envision yourself exemplifying in the future) the characteristics that defined the Asian Aerospace Pioneers

  • Awardees will be invited to a SCAAE event and an article on the student published in SCAAE annual journal

JORDAN/HECLA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

One award of $500

The Jordan and Hecla families are sponsoring a $500 scholarship award to a senior who has shown determination and persistence in his/her science courses while a student at RAHS and has also proven that he/she has a passion for the sciences thus pursuing a degree in Physics or Electrial Engineering while maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.


An essay of 300-500 words describing how a career in engineering will help you to be successful after college.
Both families will determine award recipient.




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