PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AERONAUTICAL CENTER EMPLOYEES
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2016 FALL SEMESTER

General Information and Instructions
Deadline for Application: March 25, 2016

 

Click here to download the Student Spring Scholarship Application

Click here to download the Member Spring Scholarship Application

 

Background and Purpose: The Professional Association of Aeronautical Center Employees (PAACE) was established to provide a network for employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the aviation industry.  The Union derives its support from both membership dues and private donation.

The purpose of the PAACE Scholarship Program is to assist students with completing their higher education efforts and to recognize and reward academically superior performance, achievements, leadership, and community involvement.  This PAACE scholarship is available on a competitive basis to any undergraduate, graduate, or technical/vocational student who is a spouse of a PAACE member or child (age 24 and under) of a PAACE member.

 

Flexibility Requirements:  Entrants must already be accepted to or attending an accredited college, university or vocational/trade school.  Previous PAACE scholarship recipients may apply.

 

Selection Process: A committee meets and evaluates applicants on the following criteria and then recommends PAACE scholars for selection:

  •  Academic Achievement

  • Personal Qualities and Strengths

  • Essays

  • Financial Records

A maximum of $3,000 will be awarded for the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer Semesters, inclusively. The selection committee may award the $3000 in a lump sum to one individual, or divide it between multiple applicants with equally competitive and deserving application scores.

 

Instructions:  It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application package is complete and that all materials are sent on time (received no later than Friday, March 25, 2016).

Organize the package in the following order:

1.      Application

2.      Essays

3.      Financial Records

4.      Proof of Enrollment

5.      Official Transcript(s)

6.      Sealed and Signed Letter(s) of Recommendation

 

Mail completed application package to:

PAACE
Attn: Scholarship Selection Committee Chairperson
5801 SW 63rd St, Rm 130
Oklahoma City, OK 73169-6992

 

1.      Application:  Fill out the attached Application.  Do not leave any blanks.  If an item does not apply, indicate “N/A".  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.  Sign and date the application in the space provided.

 

2.      Essays:  Please provide separate essays for the two items.

       A.  Contribution to the Community – State how higher education will help you contribute to the community.

       B.  Career Goals – State your career goals and how you expect higher education to help you achieve these goals.

 

3.      Financial Records:  Provide proof of income for you (the applicant) and your parents (if you are the child of a PAACE member) with a copy of your most recent IRS 1040 tax form(s) or a complete copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Forms may be “sanitized” (SSN blacked out), but must show names, addresses, and relationship to the applicant (if other than the applicant). NOTE: A W2 DOES NOT FULFILL THIS REQUIREMENT!

 

4.      Proof of Enrollment:  Provide a class schedule or a bursar receipt as verification of enrollment in a higher education program.

 

5.      Official Transcript(s):  Submit an official transcript of recent high school/college/vocation/ trade school.  If you are a first year college student (less than two semesters on your college transcript), submit an official high school transcript along with your official college transcript.  If you are a first year graduate student, send your official undergraduate transcript.  The transcript(s) can accompany this application or be sent by the school directly to the PAACE Scholarship Chairperson (see address above).

 

6.      Letter(s) of Recommendation: Submit up to two, signed and sealed letters of recommendation. At a minimum, one recommendation should be from a current school official that discusses the applicant’s academic and personal achievements, as well as potential for future success.  Suggested qualities to be included are maturity, motivation, self-confidence, leadership, and commitment.  The letter(s) should include the letterhead of the school/organization of the person writing the recommendation.