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Congratulations to our 2023 award recipients!
left to right: Rich, Drahos, Eagleheart, Paval, Delaney, Bickerstaff
seated Brigadier General C.E. "Bud" Anderson
Parker Pugno (AAA)
Elina Bergstrom (EAA 526/ EAA Ray Scholarship)
Claire Delaney (Mach 5)
Austin Rich (EHGF)
Elizabeth Paval (EHGF)
Oscar Drahos (EHGF)
Shayden Eagleheart (EHGF)
Brett Bickerstaff (EHGF)
The 2023 Auburn Aviation Association Brigadier General C.E. "Bud" Anderson Award
Parker is a rising Junior in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets from Folsom, California. He is majoring in Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology - Mechatronics and minoring in Cybersecurity. He is a member of the Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit, Texas A&M's combat shooting team. He is also the Central Region Commander for i5 Space, a Space Force program for AFROTC cadets, overseeing over 230 cadets throughout the country. He is also an Eagle Scout, and he hopes to walk on the moon as an astronaut one day.
2023 FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS* - CLOSED - 2023 FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP RULES AND GUIDELINES- (CLICK HERE)
AUBURN AVIATION ASSOCIATION 2022 FLIGHT scholarship recipients
The AAA scholarship program is capable of managing scholarships and grants for any organization. This year we managed scholarship and grant awards for AAA, EAA Chapter 526, Mach 5 Aviation and The Ellsworth Hovey Getchell Foundation. Over $100,000 in scholarships* and grants were awarded in 2022!
The 2022 flight scholarship interview team evaluated 37 applications using our new online application program, Good Grants. The applicants were rated, scored and debated by the team. 18 applicants were selected to be interviewed on March 19 and March 26.
Flight Scholarships were awarded to: AAA- Christopher Morales EAA 526- Sydney Greene MACH 5- Rogelio Leon EHGF- Mia McKnight EHGF- Kadie Jacobs EHGF- Tenley Ong EHGF- Gavin Alder EHGF- Andrew Chubatenko
Ong, Jacobs, Alder, Chubatenko, Morales, Brig.Gen. Anderson, Leon, McKnight
Kendall, Fee, Morgan, Alder, Morales, Greene, Jacobs, McKnight, Chubatenko, Ong
* 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.
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.
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!”
Scholarship Program Development Director