Applications For Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Scholarships Now Being Accepted!

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) wishes to remind the aviation community that the deadline for applying for its 2020 aviation scholarships is December 31, 2019.

This past spring, the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame presented four scholarships valued at $1,500.00 each at its annual banquet in April. All of the information for applying for these scholarships can be found on the MAHF website: Once on the website, click SCHOLARSHIPS.

One application is all that is necessary to qualify for all four scholarships. Recipients will be notified by the end of January 2020, and the scholarships will be presented at the MAHF annual induction banquet in April 2020.

The four scholarships include the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Scholarship, which is funded by numerous anonymous Hall of Fame donors; the Hinz Family Red Tail Scholarship, which is sponsored by the family of the late Donald E. Hinz, who lost his life while flying the P-51C Red Tail Mustang at the Red Wing, Minnesota airshow in 2004; the Dahlberg Family Scholarship in honor of 1997 Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame inductee and World War II ace, Kenneth Dahlberg; and the Brig. Gen. George Schulstad Scholarship, named after the Vietnam veteran and combat pilot.

The scholarships will be awarded to individuals who meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. Expresses a desire to advance their flight training, however they must possess at least a private pilot certificate.

2. Wishes to advance their aviation career.

3. Wishes to make a career change into aviation.

4. Currently enrolled in a post-secondary aviation-related program (i.e. college aviation program, flight training, aviation technical school, flight dispatcher school). Please note that it would be helpful if the applicant for this scholarship has logged flight-time, but it is not a requirement.

The purpose of the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame is to establish and maintain an ongoing means of honoring native Minnesotans, who have contributed in a significant manner to the development, advancement and promotion of aviation in the state, or elsewhere; or to honor individuals who were not native to Minnesota, but who enhanced the aviation climate in Minnesota in their careers.

For additional information, email or call Patrick Halligan at (651-341-9264).

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