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Scout Aviation Maintenance Experience Scholarship
March 15 - March 16
The Scout Aviation Maintenance Experience (SAME) Program provides summer scholarships that offer hands-on training at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport (KOSC) in northeast Michigan. The program has announced applications are open now through March 15, 2021, for young men and women to be selected for this summer’s program.
SAME is primarily funded through the generosity of Pete and Nona Mapes, with a value of approximately $6,000 per scholarship. Mechanics who assist in the program to teach the participants are paid an honorarium as well as given the keys to a guest cabin on Lake Huron for their trouble and expenses.
To apply for the seven-week 2021 program, interested applicants need to submit an application containing a 200-word statement of why the scholarship is desired, along with their school transcript, Boy Scouts of America Membership number, a Young Eagles Flight Certificate (which can be waived in light of the pandemic this year) and three letters of recommendation to be considered. Upon completing the program, participants become eligible to apply for a yearlong flight training scholarship valued at $22,000 leading to certification as an FAA private pilot. Applicants can email the program at firstname.lastname@example.org or send their application via USPS to 206 East Park Street, Oscoda, MI 48750.