WNC Pilots Association accepting grant applications

Here’s the information via the Western North Carolina Pilots Association’s email newsletter:

The Western North Carolina Pilots Association Education Foundation is accepting applications for 2014 grants. If you or someone you know is interested please take a moment to read the information below;

1. Who is eligible to apply?
You must live in Western North Carolina, be working towards an FAA certificate or rating, and be at least 17 years of age.

Minimum Requirements. You must show you are seriously pursuing a certificate or rating and not just “checking out” flying. If you are seeking your first pilot certificate (i.e., Recreational, Light Sport Aircraft, or Private Pilot), you must have “soloed” an aircraft. If you are working towards an A and P Mechanic certificate, you must have nine months of “on-the-job” training and have passed the first of the three required FAA general knowledge exams.

2. How do I apply?
Submit a letter of application and two letters of reference (not from family members) to Ruffin Benton, Chairman, WNCPAEF. The letter of application should include the your aviation accomplishments to date, plan for completing rating(s), community involvement and accomplishments, any other information that might be of interest to the committee, and your contact information.

Mail your application to:

Ruffin Benton
116 Ridgewood Place
Brevard, NC 28712

Please also follow-up with an email message to confirm receipt to gruffinbenton@aim.com.

3. What is the deadline for application?
Your application must be received on or before April, 15, 2014.

4. How are applicants scored?
The selection committee places heavy emphasis on financial need and aviation accomplishments, but will not be limited to these areas. Consideration will be made for passing the appropriate FAA knowledge exam or by completing like requirements.

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