AUBURN AVIATION ASSOCIATION 2021 FLIGHT scholarship recipients


The 2021 Interview Team evaluated 23 applications from our new online application program, created by former scholarship recipient James Jacobson. The applicants were rated by an excellent scoring system created by Steven Kendall. Our new scholarship system is capable of managing scholarships for any organization as represented by the four different awards presented this year.

Twelve finalists were interviewed via Zoom meeting on Saturday March 20, 2021. The interviews began at 09:00 AM sharp and ended at 4:00 PM. Don Wolfe moderated the interviews with a scripted list of questions and comments. Each candidate received the same standardized interview. 

Ben Samp

The EAA Chapter 526 Scholarship

Kadie Jacobs

The Mach 5 Aviation Scholarship

Senior team members Wayne Mooneyham and Steven Kendall along with Doug Fee and Andrew Chubatenko evaluated and scored each question. Team members were invited to ask follow up questions throughout the interview. 

The Team used Steven’s scoring system to rate the applicants and debated the performance of the top 6 applicants and chose the final 4 candidates for the awards.

All four scholarship recipients were presented Lifetime Memberships in the Auburn Aviation Association and part of their Flight Scholarship Award.  Please join us in welcoming these fine young aviators to the world of flying at the Auburn Airport.

Patrick Marquina

The Col. C.E. “Bud” Anderson Scholarship

Shane McAlister

The Jason Randall Leys Scholarship

Scholarships are paid to flight schools on the Auburn Airport on behalf of the individual working toward an FAA airmen certificate.  Scholarship recipients have up to one year to use the funds.

DONATE

We invite you to become part of our program by giving tax deductible dollars towards helping new pilots get their start. Especially those young people with the goal and the will to fly.  We are guiding them into aviation with the annual Col. C.E. "Bud" Anderson Scholarship. Learn more about Col. Anderson and his amazing career.

Won't you help us? Use the link below to make a cash donation directly to the Auburn Aviation Association Educational Endowment Fund. This fund will support our aviation related scholarship program for decades in to the future.  Scroll down to donate to our general operating fund or to the endowment fund.  

Estate donations, vehicles and other tangible assets may be donated by contacting Placer Community Foundation via the same link. 

Click here to add to our Endowment Fund or Contact PCF 

Thank you for supporting this worthy cause.  You can trust the AAA to put your hard earned money to work “Paying It Forward to the Next Generation!”  

Sincerely; 

Don Wolfe

Scholarship Program Development Director

 


Col. Anderson and Artist Douglas Van Howd

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