The Bill McShane Scholarship is presented to individuals interested in aviation, offering scholarships of $2,000 each to two students annually. William “Bill” McShane, who served on the NYAMA Board from 2000 through 2018, also served on NYAMA’s Executive Board from 2006-2010, including a term as president in 2009, and again as treasurer in 2013. Bill’s deep and abiding passion for the aviation industry was a gift that benefitted NYAMA’s membership throughout his tenure on the Board, and he dedicated countless hours of service to advancing the organization’s mission by deploying an intricate knowledge of the Empire State’s aviation businesses.
This scholarship will be presented to students who embody those attributes and are enrolled or will be enrolling in an institution of higher learning in the field of aviation in New York state. Application criteria is as follows:
- Enrollment in an aviation-related degree (Aviation Management, Aviation Maintenance, etc.)
- Enrollment in a college or university located in NYS
- Applicant must be a NYS resident
- Applicant should complete the application and include a brief statement of goals and aspirations for how this scholarship will assist in achieving a career in aviation.
Bill’s legacy continues to reward New York’s aviation community through this scholarship. Please send questions and completed scholarship applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the Summer/Fall 2021 semester scholarship award is March 30, 2021.
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