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GAMA Accepting Scholarship Applications from High School and College Students

GAMA NEWS 17-1 For Immediate Release: Jan 10, 2017

Washington, DC—The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced today that it is now taking applications for two prestigious aviation scholarships. Each award comes with a $2,000 cash prize.

The Edward W. Stimpson “Aviation Excellence” Award is named for a founder and past President of GAMA. Given annually, the scholarship goes to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to and will be enrolled in an aviation degree core program at a university or college of his or her choice. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic skills, extracurricular activities, and an essay on what aviation means to the student and how he or she plans to pursue an aviation career.


The Dr. Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence is given annually to a college student who is a flight team member at a National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) member school. Named for Wood, founder and past Executive Director of NIFA, the award comes with an engraved propeller trophy in addition to the cash prize. Students are judged on the basis of academic skills, extracurricular activities, and an essay on their plans to pursue aviation in the future. 


Both applications are due April 14, 2017. For more information or an application, please e-mail

Communications Director:
Sarah McCann:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.