The Aerospace Maintenance Council (AMC) Phoebe Omlie Scholarship supports students with career ambitions in aviation maintenance. AMC is soliciting $2,500 donations to fund the scholarships; contributors will be recognized during the Aerospace Maintenance Competition awards ceremony, taking place in conjunction with MRO Americas in Atlanta on April 11, 2019.
The AMC is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes and celebrates the aviation technician, promotes career opportunities in aviation maintenance, and supports initiatives to enhance aerospace safety. The organization is led by impassioned individuals deeply committed to maintaining the craft’s professional integrity and cultivating its talent pipeline.
The Aerospace Maintenance Competition—the council’s premier industry event—recently celebrated its 6th anniversary. This coming year, the competition will host 80, five-person teams from all over the world, the largest group of current and future maintenance professionals ever to compete.
In 2017, the council opted to support its student competitors by creating a scholarship in recognition of Phoebe Jane Fairgrave Omlie, the first female to receive an FAA aircraft mechanic’s license in 1927. Since then, seven aviation maintenance students have received $13,000 in education-related assistance. Our goal is to double that amount in 2019.
Scholarships were historically funded from the unspent cash balance of the AMC annual budget. In 2019, we are making a specific appeal to industry advocates so we can provide even more educational opportunities to support men and women interested in the art and science of aviation maintenance.
We hope you will help strengthen our base of support as we continue fostering new and emerging technicians. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact AMC president John Goglia at email@example.com or scholarship chair Loretta Alkalay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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