Please Take a minute to carefully read the contest rules and application procedures below, as it will ensure that the time you invest will be worthwhile and well spent.
Additionally we ask if you have any questions that you check the comments section below, and if someone has asked the same question, then you can apply their answer to yours if it is applicable, if not feel free to send your question and we will be glad to respond. However, please read the rules carefully first they are fairly self-explanatory. The application is the first step: Thank you and good Luck…
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The 2014 Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation
General Aviation Scholarship Competition
Contest Rules and Application Procedures
THE APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT. PLEASE INDICATE WHERE YOU INTEND TO TAKE YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING SHOULD YOU WIN THE SCHOLARSHIP. (THE FLIGHT SCHOOL MUST BE IN THE USA).
NOTE: Hearing impaired and disabled individuals may still qualify for a scholarship to obtain a light sport aviation category rating or Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic certification. Furthermore, the competition is open to anyone regardless or race, creed, or gender. All applicants must meet all other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) qualifications and requirements.
There are two categories of scholarships being offered to the winners of this competition.
The private pilot, light sport, or A&P certification category is open to applicants ages 16-20 years at the time of application. This scholarship limit is $10,000.
The advanced certification category is open to applicants ages 18-25 years at the time of application holding a current private pilot license. This scholarship limit is $5,000.
Entrants may only apply to one category per year.
Entrants under the age of 18 years at the time of entry must have parents’ written approval.
Entry submission requirements are the same for both categories of the competition.
All entries become the exclusive property of the Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation, Inc.
Each entry will be judged by the same criteria in the first two stages of competition.
The entry deadline is September 30 of each year. Scholarships will be awarded the following year.
Contestants must submit a completed application form to The Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation, Inc., by mail.
Contestants must develop an audio or video production not to exceed 15 minutes in total length. The content of the audio or video production must promote general aviation to individuals ages 16-20 who are not currently involved in aviation. Contestants who use music as a part of their production must have the artist’s written permission and provide a copy of the release to The Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation, Inc. Contestants must post their audio or video on the Internet, post a link to the location, and mail 5 DVD or CD copies of their production to The Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation, Inc. At this stage the winners are the entries that record the most “Like” and “Share” posts. Stage One closes on September 30. “Likes” and “Shares” tally until November 30
The Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation, Inc. must have received the entry copies of each contestant’s production no later than noon on September 30th, or if that date is on a weekend, the last business day prior to September 30. Any production received after that date will not be considered for the current year. All entries should be sent to The Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation, Inc. PO Box 90111, Lakeland, Florida, 33804-0111 USA, or can be sent to 5600 Hwy 98 North Suite #1 Lakeland, Florida, 33809 USA.
Following the close of Stage One, the Selection Committee will judge the top entries. The Selection Committee consists of prominent members of the media and/or communications industry as well as the Board of Directors of The Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation, Inc. The Selection Committee will review the CD/DVD submissions made at the start of Stage One and judge them. The Selection Committee will determine the finalists for Stage Three. The judging criteria and scoring are as follows:
The production’s age appropriate message content is worth a maximum of 30 points.
The visual and/or audio composition is worth a maximum of 20 points.
The production’s enunciation in narrative delivery is worth a maximum of 20 points.
The production’s creativity is worth a maximum of 30 points.
** PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR YOUTUBE LINK WORKS. IF IT DOES NOT IT COULD DISQUALIFY YOU.
Finalists will receive notification by December 10 of each year. The “First Place” winner must travel at his or her own expense to Lakeland, Florida, or such other location as agreed upon by the Arthur M. Godfrey Foundation, Inc., to receive their scholarship at a banquet held in their honor. This 2014 award will be made during the week of the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo. Failure to appear will result in the forfeiture of the winner’s scholarship and the funds will divert to the “Second Place” winner.
Scholarships will be awarded with certain restrictions on use including the following:
1. The winner must undergo training with an FAA certified instructor within the United States.
2. The scholarship will expire within 36 months if not fully utilized within that time period.
3. Recipients must demonstrate a normal rate of progression to receive continued funding.
*Other restrictions may apply. See further details as the deadline for submission approaches.
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“Make sure to tell us where & when your love for aviation started”
The scholarship contest ends September 30th 2013
The time has run out for this year, but you can start on next year, now
“Since the beginning of time man has gazed up and dreamed to fly like the birds in the sky, experiencing the freedom of soaring freely above the earth, looking down over his domain, knowing the euphoric feeling of flight.” JR Hafer, aviation writer
HELP A YOUNG PERSON REALIZE THEIR AVIATION DREAM
Donate to the scholarship fund, send your check today:
The Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 90111, Lakeland, FL 33804-0111 USA