The scholarship competition is open to all TAAA members and family members. We have also included non-family members as long as they are sponsored by a TAAA member. The contest is also open to any allied industry member and family members. To qualify, dues must be paid by the organization or individual member on or before January 30, 2017.
Entrants must have or will be graduating from high school prior to the award date (May 30, 2017) and be enrolled in continuing education during the year of entry. This includes any college, technical school or any higher educational course programs.
Scholarship amount is $1,000.00 per winner.
Deadline is May 5, 2017
Essays must be 1,500 words or less. Topic is "The Importance of Agricultural Aviation" Papers submitted will be judged on content, theme development, clarity, originality and proper grammar. All sources used must be cited. Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification. Entries must be typewritten and double-spaced.
To ensure that the judges will not know the identities of the writers, keep any reference to the author's name, sponsoring company and company location out of the essay itself. However, a title page should be attached with the entrant's name, address and telephone number. All essays become property of the WTAAA. The judges' decision is final. In the event the entries received lack outstanding merit, the WTAAA reserves the right not to award the scholarship(s).
Please send your manuscript (postmarked by May 5, 2017) to WTAAA Scholarship Chairman:Carissa Davis, PO Box 997,Panhandle, TX 79068. Any questions should be directed to Carissa Davis at (806)683-2411.
The winner(s) will be notified by phone and will be recognized at the 2017 TAAA Annual Convention as well as their local scholarship/awards night if applicable to the winner. Selected essays may be published in the TAAA Flyer magazine, the official publication of the TAAA.