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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR  2018 - 2019

ADVANCED TRAINING

The Anne Bridge Baddour Scholarship $ 3,000
The Ann Wood-Kelly Memorial Scholarship $ 2,000
The Lockhart Smith Memorial Scholarship $ 2,000
The David Frawley Memorial Scholarship $ 2,000
The Liberty Bell Scholarship $ 2,000


INSTRUMENT TRAINING

 

The Dr. Gary P. Kearney Scholarship $ 2,000
The Dean Edmonds Scholarship $ 2,000
The Gerard & Ellen Bures Memorial Scholarship $ 1,500
The Crocker Snow Memorial Scholarship $ 1,500

PRIMARY TRAINING

The Andrew Channing Cabot Memorial Scholarship $ 2,000
The Bauer-Bisgeier Memorial Scholarship $ 1,500
The Michael T. Hadik Memorial Scholarship $ 1,000



Scholarship Application For Pilot Training

(multiple awards given - see descriptions or application for details)

Download the Pilot Scholarship Application (PDF) 

To be eligible for any of these pilot scholarships the applicant must:

• Intend to pursue a professional aviation career
• Be a full time New England resident and a U.S. Citizen
• Hold a current Airman Certificate*
• Hold a current Medical Certificate
• Be at least 16 years of age
• Use the scholarship funds within one year
• Have accumulated total flight time of 100 hours to be eligible for the scholarships,
   except 20 hours plus solo for the primary flight training (initial ) scholarship.
• Demonstrate a financial need and scholarship for the award
• Have a current Biennial Flight Review*
• Take their flight training at a New England facility doing business as a flight school

* Except for initial primary flight training

The applicant is solely responsible for completion of all six parts of the application and for submission by the due date. Use additional sheets of paper as needed. Please type, print, or write legibly in ink. Only complete application packages will be considered. Proof of U.S. citizenship must be provided to receive the awards.

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

Andrew Channing Cabot Memorial Scholarship

For Primary Training- Established in 1997 and funded by Hal and Michelee Cabot. The Cabot Memorial Scholarship was established by the Cabots to celebrate the memory of their son, Andrew Channing Cabot, (1971-1993). A graduate of Deerfield Academy, Andrew was a poet, singer, and keyboard musician, writing original pieces for productions in both high school and college. Andrew and his ‘Varsity Band’ also produced a locally well received CD. At Emory University he was elected to the National Theater Honor Society for his acting and his contributions to musical theater. As well as logging many right seat hours with his parents over the years, Andrew was a student pilot. Once, while on an IFR to VFR climb out in a spectacular skyscraper he gazed awestruck and said, "Wow! God really must love pilots best!"

Ann Wood-Kelly Scholarship

For Advanced Training- Established in 1987 and funded by the Aero Club of New England. The Anne Wood-Kelly scholarship was one of the inaugural awards and has been given each year since 1987. The Aero Club of New England funds it annually to honor its noted World War II aviatrix. Ann served during the war by flying the only way an American woman could - with the British Air Transport Auxiliary. From 1942 to 1945 she ferried over 75 types of aircraft from factories in England to bases in Britain and the continent. Ann later became Pan American Airways first female Vice President. In 1965, Ann also became ACONE’s first female president. In 1996 the Aero Club honored her with the Godfrey L. Cabot Award. Ann has an active interest in aviation and the Aero Club, and maintains her instrument rating.

Anne Bridge Baddour Scholarship

For Advanced Training- Established in 1999 and funded by the Aero Club of New England. Anne Baddour was the singular founder of the Club’s scholarship program and started the ACONE Annual Auction to raise the funds for this program. Anne is an ATP-rated pilot who hasretired from a 20-year career as a research pilot for MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. An ACONE Board member since 1977, she chaired the Education Committee from 1985 to 1992 and was awarded the Club’s Exemplary Service Award in 1993. Anne serves on several Boards including that of Daniel Webster College and is an Associate Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. The first scholarship in 1999 was awarded to Mr. Jason L. Zielmski of Bellingham, MA. Jason was a senior in the Aviation Flight operations program at Daniel Webster College and had spent his summer as an intern at United Airlines, where he hoped to one day become a pilot. Jason had previously won the Ehlers Memorial Scholarship in 1998 for Instrument Training.

Bauer-Bisgeier Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1997 and donated by Jeff and Shelia Bauer, this scholarship is presented in honor of Jeff Bauer’s grandparents, David and Susan Bisgeier, who embodied the ideal of the American dream. Starting from poor immigrant beginnings, by perseverance they reached levels of achievement that define scholarship. These funds are made available by Jeff and Shelia Bauer to help students achieve these same levels in their quest to become pilots. 

Crocker Snow Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1999 and donated by the Snow Family. Crocker Snow’s life spanned seventy years of flying in 140 makes and models of airplanes from Jenny’s to B29s. His lifetime achievements included pioneering work in military instrument flying and serving as the first and long-term Chairman of the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission. Crocker was the recipient of the Godfrey L. Cabot Award in 1976 and was named an Elder Statesman of Aviation by the National Aeronautics Association in 1987. This advanced pilot scholarship for instrument training is awarded in honor of this New England Aviation Pioneer.

David Frawley Memorial Scholarship

For Advanced Training- Supported by the Aero Club of New England.

Dean S. Edmonds, Jr. Scholarship

Established in 1992, this award is funded by the Aero Club of New England.

Dr. Gary P. Kearney Scholarship

For Instrument Training- Funded by the Aero Club of New England.

Gerard & Ellen Bures Memorial Scholarship

For Instrument Training- Established in 2015 and donated by Charles Bures.  This scholarship is presented in memory of his parents who were both born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.  They led quiet, humble lives but provided a lasting example of Southern graciousness and loving care for family, friends, and neighbors.  These funds are awarded to students who exhibit these qualities in their quest for instrument training.

Liberty Bell Scholarship

For Primary Training - Established in 2017 and donated by an Anonymous donor, this award is given for either primary training or advanced pilot training.

Lockhart Smith, Jr. Scholarship

For Advanced Training- Established in 1987 and funded by the Dean S. Edmonds Foundation.

In 1987 the Lockhart Smith, Jr. Scholarship was established and has been funded by the Dean S. Edmonds Foundation.  Lockhart Smith served in the Naval Air Service during WWII.  After the war he attended East Coast Aero Tech and worked at Revere Airport.  From 1956 to 1968, Lockhart taught at Wentworth Institute ofTechnology,. Lockhart was awarded the Brewer Trophy Award, by NAA for service to aviation education.

Michael T. Hadik Memorial Scholarship

For Primary Training- Donated by the Hadik Family. Katherine Kryspin and Steve Hadik started this scholarship in 2001. This scholarship is presented in memory of Michael Hadik. The award commemorates Mike’s career in aviation, as a pilot, a flight instructor, and his long time love of New England.