On April 11, PAMA announced the winners of three new scholarship opportunities at the Aerospace Maintenance Competition awards ceremony in Atlanta. All students were awarded scholarships to further their respective aviation education.
Ben Thompson maintains a GPA of 3.94 at Tulsa Technology Center and is set to graduate in January of 2020. He is described by his professors as an exceptional student academically and one who eagerly assists other students. Ben has a demonstrated interest in avionics and plans to pursue a career in commercial aviation. Ben received a $1,500 scholarship, courtesy of JSfirm.com.
Immanuel Bankole maintains a GPA of 4.0 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, earning him four straight semesters on the Dean's List. He already holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, as well as his A&P certificates and is working towards his avionics rating. His future goals include obtaining a private pilot's license and owning aviation servicing companies in developing countries. His professors describe him as consistently outperforming expectations regardless of the task put before him. Immanuel received a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of PistonPower™ by AEPC™.
Jennifer Moua's passion for aviation began in the military performing maintenance on F-18 Super Hornets. Since leaving the military, she graduated from Joaquin Valley College this February with a GPA of 3.90 and has earned her A&P Certificates. Her next goal is to get her pilot's license with both fixed wing and helicopter ratings. Her professors describe her as academically exceptional but also kind and caring towards others. According to them, she has demonstrated strong leadership qualities. Jennifer received a $5,000 award to be used towards her pilot certification, courtesy of Sporty’s Foundation.
Congratulations to all our award recipients. Visit the scholarship page for more information on the application deadline for 2020, and to contribute to the PAMA scholarship fund.