The Maintenance Committee of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week announced the recipients of the Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship.
The two recipients will be able to attend model-specific training courses to advance their careers as business aviation maintenance technicians.
Sophia Taylor-Home is a student at Gavilan College in the A&P Program at California’s San Martin Airport (E16). She plans to pursue a career in business aviation after she completes the program in 2021.
Caleb Kurz is student at Lansing Community College working to obtain his associate’s degree as well as FAA certifications to become an A&P mechanic with long term goals to achieve inspection authorization. As he works toward these goals, he intends to continue on the path of a career in business aviation.
The NBAA Maintenance Committee and NBAA Charities, in coordination with Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. and Dassault’s authorized training providers CAE Simuflite and Flight Safety International, offer the Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship to current and aspiring aviation maintenance technicians and military personnel transitioning to business aviation.
The scholarship was created to honor the memory of Hilsmann, whose strength of character inspired a high standard of caring in the business aviation community. In his most recent position as a field representative with Dassault Falcon Jet, as well as in his previous positions as an aviation mechanic and pilot, Hilsmann was known for his integrity and pride in his work.
Applications for the 2021 Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship will be available in Fall 2020. Learn more about the Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship.
In addition to the Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship, NBAA Charities offers a number of other scholarships and programs to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information, contact NBAA at (202) 783-9000 or visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.