The AMA has announced that $48,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year to 11 high school graduates from across the nation.
The scholarships are created through funds donated by model aviation organizations and individuals, AMA members, and a portion of AMA member dues.
Scholarship criteria are set by the AMA Scholarship Committee, which is made up of model aviation pilots and enthusiasts.
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The committee evaluates each applicant and ranks him or her based on GPA, community involvement, model flying experience, and participation in aeromodeling competitions.
AMA and the AMA Foundation wish to thank each family that has contributed to the memorial scholarships, as well as the hundreds of other donors to the scholarship program.
Without their generous contributions, these scholarships would not be possible.
AMA congratulates the following students who have been selected this year to receive the Charles Hampson Grant Scholarship and others:
- Dillon Graves—Charles Hampson Grant Scholarship ($7,000), Clifford and Nancy Telford Scholarship ($5,000), Toledo Weak Signals Club award ($1,000), and the Ryan M. Sherrow Memorial Scholarship ($500) = $13,500
- Hunter Herbert—Charles Hampson Grant Scholarship ($6,000) and Toledo Weak Signals Club award ($500) = $6,500
- Andrew Sites—Charles Hampson Grant Scholarship ($5,500) and Toledo Weak Signals Club award ($500) = $6,000
- Spencer Weigand—$5,000
- Nicholas Garrett—$4,500
- Ryan Barry—$4,000
- Troy Davis—$3,000
- Thomas Emanuel—$2,000
- Noah Meyers—$1,500
- Andrew Bedsole—$1,500
- Michael Belanger—$500 Basil and Dorothy Cooper Memorial Scholarship
The Academy of Model Aeronautics, founded in 1936 serves as the nation’s collective voice for approximately 200,000 modelers in more than 2,400 clubs in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Headquartered in Muncie, Indiana, AMA is a membership organization representing those who fly model aircraft and drones for recreation and educational purposes.