Click here for Scholarship Student Application Form
Click here for Aviation Related Award Application
One of the primary aims of WAA has been to support and nurture interest in aviation and aerospace education.
The primary goal of our fund raising activities is to build the scholarship fund entitled Humphrey J. Amedeo, Jr. Aviation Scholarship Foundation. Since the program began in 2006, thousands of dollars have been given to deserving students. In 2018, the Scholarship Foundation expanded its program to provide financial awards to applicants who are pursuing an aviation related career or who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing in an aviation related pursuit.
Information and application forms for both the student scholarship program and the aviation related awards program are available by clicking on the links at the top of this page. Applications are encouraged. Program information can be found below.
|Program Information Academic Scholarship Information
|The Westerly Airport Association annually awards scholarships to assist students pursuing postsecondary education toward an aviation or aero-space related career, such as flight crew, aircraft maintenance, aeronautical or astronautical engineering, airline or airport operations and the like.
• Applications are welcome from students with genuine interest and realistic expectations for success in any of these fields.
• To be eligible, students must graduate from high school no later than June 30th.
• Applicant should be accepted at, and plan to attend an accredited college, university or specialized technical school beginning in the year.
• Applicant must have permanent residence in New England, preferably southern Rhode Island or Southeastern Connecticut.
• Applicant should have demonstrated commitment to the chosen course of study, evidenced by related activities. These might include such pursuits as having already taken ground or flight training, passed FAA written exams, attended aviation camps, served in the Civil Air Patrol, or completed internships or work experience at airports or aviation related businesses.
• Application should be accompanied by a one-page essay composed by the student. This essay should demonstrate the student’s qualifications for this scholarship, including goals and plans for reaching them.
• WAA Academic Scholarships are awarded based on motivation, character, academic excellence, financial need, the student’s essay, and recommendation(s) of his/her teacher(s), guidance counselor(s), or mentor(s).
• Any WAA Aviation Scholarship recipient may apply for renewal in subsequent years, based upon academic success demonstrated in his/her transcript, along with recommendations of professors in the student’s department, as well as financial need.
• Application must be postmarked by March 31, to be considered for the year’s awards. Candidates will be reviewed and the winners selected by the WAA Scholarship Committee. Awards will be based on the above criteria. Applications for these awards will be accepted until March 31st of the award year, and may be sent to:
Program Information Aviation Related Award Application
Please direct questions about these programs or the application process to:
Benjamin Brennan – Old Saybrook HS, CT Aero Tech, A&P Mech.
Samuel Godfrey – Stonington HS, Jacksonville Aeronautical Science.
Scott Liguori – Westerly HS, Wentworth or Northeastern Mechanical Engineering.
Joel Nelson – Stonington HS, E-R Aero. Univ., Pilot
Sarah Winneg – Chariho HS