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Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame Expands Scholarship Program


March 27, 2013 - The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF) has expanded its scholarship program to include Wisconsin students enrolled in aviation/aerospace courses of study at out-of-state colleges and universities.

This change applies to WAHF's $1,000 Carl Guell Memorial Scholarship, and its $500 Jerome Ripp Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarships were previously only offered to students enrolled in aviation programs at Wisconsin technical colleges. Applicants still must meet strict academic standards and be active in community and extracurricular school activities.

Other scholarship program revisions include:

  • Required proof of Wisconsin residency (minimum five years residency).
  • Students in an aviation or aerospace program at any two- or four-year accredited school may apply for an award.
  • Continuing students may apply for an award over multiple years.

WAHF's Carl Guell Memorial scholarship, named after the organization's founder, was created in 2002, and family and friends of the late Jerome Ripp established a $500 award in his honor in 2007.

Requirements of the $500 Theissen Field Scholarship provided by WAHF member and supporter Jerome Theissen will remain the same. This award places financial need over scholastic achievement, and is awarded to a student enrolled in an aviation program at a Wisconsin technical college.

WAHF has awarded $18,000 in scholarship funds since the launch of its scholarship program in 2002.

Deadline for 2013 WAHF scholarship applications is April 15. Students can find all scholarship documents and online application materials on the foundation's website.


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