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Aeronautics & Aircraft Maintenance SCHOLARSHIPS


John T. Griffin, Sr. Memorial Scholarship $3,000

The Lou Hotte Memorial Scholarship $3,000

The Kitty Hawk Maintenance Scholarship $5,000

The Fred Cormier Memorial Scholarship $1,000

Scholarship Application For Aeronautics & Aircraft Maintenance

Download the 2024 Scholarship for Aircraft Maintenance Technology

• Intend to pursue a professional aviation maintenance career
• Demonstrate a financial need and scholarship for the award

• Start the training at a FAA FAR Part 147 compliant school in New England

• Be a resident of a New England state in the US
• Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
• Be at least 16 years of age
• Use scholarship funds in one year

The applicant is solely responsible for completion of all 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 or permanent residence must be provided to receive the awards.



John T. Griffin, Sr. Scholarship

For Aviation Maintenance Technology- Established in 1992 and funded by the Aero Club of New England. The Aero Club of New England lost one of its most famous and loved members in 1999. This scholarship, now in memory of John Griffin, Sr. was established in 1992 and funded annually by the Aero Club of New England for a student in Aviation Maintenance Technology at National Aviation Academy.

John T. Griffin, Sr. (1902-1999) was a former President of the Aero Club and a pioneer transatlantic pilot, founded East Coast Aero Technical School in 1932 and served as its President until 1975. He was also Chief Pilot and Operations Manager for Northeast Airlines. Mr. Griffin was the 1977 recipient of the Godfrey Lowell Cabot Award in 1977, and was named an Elder Statesman of Aviation by the National Aeronautic Association.

Lou Hotte Memorial Scholarship

For Aviation Maintenance Technology- Established in 2020 and donated by the Hotte Family. The award commemorates Lou's career in aviation, to support others who wish to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace.

Lou John Hotte (1953- 2020) was an engineer for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, CT, working on numerous military and commercial jet engine programs for over 30 years. Lou received his airframe and power plant certification from East Coast Aero Technical School in Boston and then went on to Parks School of Aeronautics in St. Louis, Missouri, where he obtained his Bachelors’ degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He later went on to earn his Masters of Science degree from RPI. 

Kitty Hawk Maintenance Scholarship

For Aviation Maintenance Technology- Established in 2023 and donated by the William Penn Foundation to be used exclusively for the development and education of aviation maintenance technicians.

Fred Cormier Maintenance Scholarship

For Aviation Maintenance Technology- Established in 2023. Frederic "Freddy" Cormier earned his A&P license from East Coast Aero Tech in 1982. He went on to work as an aviation technician for TWA and later worked on planes for UPS for over 20 years. He was happy to share that knowledge with the many lifelong friendships made in the world of aviation across the country, from pilots to mechanics to ramp personnel to management. This scholarship, set up by his wife to honor his memory, will hopefully help the next generation to find their passion in aviation.