By Matthew Everett
Students in a four county area of Ohio have a new source of financial aid thanks to the Middletown Community Foundation’s establishment of the Aviation Educational Trust Fund. The fund will begin awarding scholarships from the assets of the Middletown Aviation Club, which has been disbanded, to students in Butler, Warren, Montgomery and Preble counties. The students must be enrolled in an accredited university, college, or flight school and seeking a degree or certificate in an aviation-related subject area including aeronautical engineering, airframe and powerplant mechanics, airport management. Students seeking commercial pilot or certified flight instructor certificates are eligible, but those seeking private pilot certificates are not.
The fund has grown out of the Middletown Aviation Club which has a long history of promoting interest in aviation and aviation safety. The club, once open to anyone with an interest in aviation, hosted many aviation events and field trips from August 1940 on. Applications, which are due in February for the first round of scholarships, are available on the Middletown Community Foundation’s website, www.mcfoundation.org.
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