HFI scholarship deadline extended again – to Jan 21st

HFI scholarship deadline extended again – to Jan 21st

10-Jan-2011 Source: HFI

Helicopter Foundation International is pleased to announce that it is extending the deadline for submission of applications for all seven scholarship programs. HFI is offering these scholarships to answer the current and projected need for both qualified helicopter pilots and maintenance technicians, and to provide further training for safety managers and other professionals in the safety field.

  • Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarship – In answer to the helicopter industry’s need for qualified Pilots, HFI is sponsoring up to four (4) $5,000 Commercial Helicopter Pilot scholarships.
  • Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship – In answer to the Helicopter Industry’s need for qualified helicopter maintenance technicians, HFI is sponsoring six (6) $2,500 Helicopter Maintenance Technician scholarships.
  • Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship – HFI is pleased to announce the 2011 Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Scholarship Award Program. This program was founded by Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) Technical Committee to promote the choice of helicopter maintenance as a career. There are seven (7) scholarships, each valued up to $1,600.
  • Michelle North Scholarship for Safety – This Scholarship is offered in memory of Michelle North, a well-known helicopter safety expert and educator and member of HAI’s Safety Committee for many years and also served as its
  • Chairman. This scholarship is valued not to exceed $3,000.
  • Baines Simmons Americas Effective Event Investigation Scholarship – The winner of this scholarship, valued at $1,350, will receive a three-day course designed to provide an organization with trained event investigators to support the development and sustainment of a Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Baines Simmons Americas Safety Management Systems for Leaders Scholarship – The winner of this scholarship, valued at $600, will receive a one-day management course designed to equip leaders to understand the compliance issues surrounding recent SMS regulations, gain latest thinking in building and integrating an effective SMS, enhance understanding of the business advantages of having an effective SMS and to develop an action plan for introducing an effective SMS.
  • Baines Simmons Americas Introduction to Safety Management Systems Scholarship – The winner of this scholarship, valued at $600, will receive a three-day course designed to equip personnel with the competencies necessary to construct and administer their organization’s SMS
  • in accordance with international standards.

To Apply:

Visit: www.rotor.com, and click on “Education.” Then click on “Scholarships.” Applications must be postmarked no later than January 17, 2011, and received at HFI by January 21, 2011.

Mail to: HFI Scholarships, 1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2818.

If submitting your application electronically (preferred), Email to: scholarships@rotor.com.

Neatness, completeness and accuracy do count. Additional pages requested must be supplied. Be sure to carefully read the requirements for each scholarship before applying. The winner will be announced prior to Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) Technical Committee meeting held in conjunction with HELI-EXPO 2011, March 5-8, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. Winners are invited and encouraged to attend, at which time they will be introduced to the Committee. Additionally, scholarship winners will receive a full registration to HELI-EXPO 2011, and will also receive a ticket at the “Salute to Excellence” dinner, courtesy of HAI. Winner will be responsible for all attendant expenses for transportation, housing, etc.

Founded in 1983, the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich history and heritage of the helicopter and of the industry’s service to mankind, helping to educate both the present and future generations of helicopter professionals, and promoting the helicopter industry as an exciting and valuable career choice for young people, thus perpetuating vertical flight’s contributions to the world in which we live. HFI is headquartered at 1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. You may reach us at 703-683-4646. HFI’s mission is: Preserving our Heritage — Building our Future.  Helicopter Foundation International, (a 501(c)(3) organization) is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the international helicopter community and the education of present and future helicopter professionals. Your donation is fully tax deductible.

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