ALPA's Student Scholarship Program: Call for Applications


Each year the Association sponsors four $3,000 scholarships that are available to the dependent children of medically retired, long-term disabled, or deceased ALPA members. The vice president–administration/secretary and vice president–finance/treasurer review all applications, select the recipient, and report to the Executive Council on their selection. One scholarship is granted to an enrolling college freshman and is renewable for three additional years, provided the student maintains an adequate grade point average, and, under that proviso, three scholarship renewals are made to a sophomore, junior, and senior.

All applications received are carefully reviewed with serious consideration given to financial need, as well as academic performance, before a selection is made. At the time new applications are reviewed, the academic records of those currently enrolled college students are also reviewed to determine their eligibility to receive renewals of their scholarships.

We want to remind you of this educational assistance program and to urge you to encourage those students who meet the eligibility requirement and who wish to pursue a college education to apply for the annual award.

Applications may be obtained from Yvonne Willits, Air Line Pilots Association, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, and must be received no later than April 1, 2018. 

Additionally, we would like to bring to your attention that, on several occasions, contributions have been made to the ALPA Scholarship Fund in memory of a deceased member, or simply as a kind gesture on the part of a member to further the financial assistance by the Association to a student. In the past, depending on the amount available, these funds have been used to augment the awards of current recipients or as a one-time financial assistance award to a needy applicant. We ask that you forward this information to your master executive council in case anyone wants to make a voluntary contribution to this separate fund.

Sincerely,

Capt. Randy Helling
Vice President–Finance/Treasurer

This article was originally published in the January 2018 issue of Air Line Pilot.

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