Eugene S. Kropf Scholarship
June 30 - July 1
Opens: April 1, 2022
Closes: June 30, 2022
The University Aviation Association annually awards a $500 scholarship to applicants who are enrolled in an aviation-related curriculum at a UAA member college or university and have achieved sophomore status at the institution. Awards will be made to U.S. citizens without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin. Known as “The Red Baron,” Gene Kropf was public affairs officer of the Western Region of the Federal Aviation Administration, member of Governor Ronald Reagan’s Task Force on Aerospace-Aviation Education, member of FAA, and long time supporter of aviation education and breaking down barriers and obstacles confronting aviation education programs. Kropf served as the president of UAA from 1952-1953, and president of Alpha Eta Rho from 1965-1981.
Candidate Requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Applicant must be enrolled in and plan to continue a college curriculum leading to a two-year, four-year, or post-graduate degree in the field of aviation. Proof of enrollment must be provided prior to distribution of award. At the time of application, the applicant must be officially enrolled in a UAA member institution in an aviation-related program. Member must have completed 30 or more credit hours (or the equivalent for Sophomore status) at the UAA institution and must include the institution’s UAA number with the application. No exceptions to this criterion. Credits must have been completed and on your transcript at the time of application. Applicant must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Upon submitting a scholarship application, an unofficial transcript from the applicant’s college or university is acceptable and must be included. After an award recipient is selected, the proposed recipient will be asked to provide an official transcript prior to award distribution. The completed application must be accompanied by a 250-word typed, double-spaced paper on “How Can I Improve Aviation Education”. Please be direct and focused on the topic. The completed application and required documents must be RECEIVED no later than JUNE 30 to be considered for the scholarship.