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Scholarships

HFI has long recognized the need for qualified commercial helicopter pilots and helicopter maintenance technicians - the current shortage is very real and many of our experienced pilots and maintenance technicians are nearing retirement age. HFI is proud to offer a variety of scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow's vertical aviation industry.

HFI is now accepting applications for 2015 Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarships and Michelle North Scholarship for Safety.

HFI will begin accepting applications for 2015 Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarship and the Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship on September 1.

Questions? Contact HFI Vice President/Curator Marty Pociask at marty.pociask@rotor.org.

Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship

HFI is pleased to announce the 2015 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.

Closing date: November 30, 2014.

Up to eight (8) scholarships with a value not to exceed $1,600 may be awarded.

Michelle North Scholarship for Safety

HFI is pleased to offer this scholarship in memory of Michelle North, a well-known helicopter safety expert and educator. Michelle was a member of HAI's Safety Committee for many years and also served as its chairman.

Closing date: November 30, 2014.

One (1) scholarship to attend the safety management course HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 in Orlando, Florida. 

Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarship

In answer to the helicopter industry’s need for qualified pilots, and in an effort to attract new talent to the industry, HFI is sponsoring four Commercial Helicopter Pilot Scholarships.

2015 scholarship open date: September 1, 2014, closing date November 30, 2014. Applicants who expect to receive their Commercial Helicopter Rating prior to January 1, 2015, are not eligible to apply for or to receive this scholarship award.

Up to four (4) Scholarships of $5,000 each may be awarded.

Apply September 1.

Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship

In answer to the helicopter industry’s need for qualified helicopter maintenance technicians, and in an effort to attract new talent to the industry, the HFI is sponsoring six scholarships for Helicopter Maintenance Technicians.

2015 scholarship open date: September 1, 2014, closing date November 30, 2014. Applicants who expect to receive their Maintenance Technician Certificate prior to January 1, 2015, are not eligible to apply for or to receive this scholarship award.

Up to six (6) Scholarships of $2,500 each may be awarded. 

Apply September 1.