AIRFRAME AND POWERPLANT LICENSE SOLDIER SUPPORT GRANT

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 15TH

 

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BACKGROUND

In 2018, the AAAA National Executive Group recognized the need to assist Army Aviation Enlisted personnel pursuing professional development while attending the testing phase of Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License courses. The NEG authorized individual merit based $500 scholarship-type grants for selected Soldiers to ensure that real support is provided for them during this testing phase after they have completed the course work on line which is paid for by the US Army, and during the actual Testing itself which is paid for by the US Army. These awards are for the period they need to travel and stay over for the testing phase to help offset their personally incurred costs for this education. This program was created in alignment with the “Recognize” and “Support" pillars of AAAA seeking to support Soldiers.

ELIGIBILITY

A candidate for this A&P License Soldier Support must be a current member of the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA).* The applicant must be attending an FAA accredited Airframe and Powerplant licensing program. The merit based $500 scholarship-type grants for selected Soldiers are for the period they need to travel and stay over for the testing phase to help offset their personally incurred costs for this education. No applicant may have previously received the AAAA A&P support grant.
*Starting in 2020 a candidate must have at least a one-year AAAA membership prior to application. For 2019, candidate may join AAAA at time of application.

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation should include the following

[1] Soldier Record Brief – Soldiers will be required to upload soldier record brief to the application form

[2] Proof of Admission to an Accredited Airframe and Powerplant Program

[3] Letter of Endorsement/Reference – to be completed by the Soldier’s Company Commander, speaking to the Soldier’s ability and potential

[4] Essay – Applicants are asked to compose a maximum 300-word essay on why they are seeking A&P Support.

[5] Official Photograph – A head and shoulders photograph is required and will become the property of AAAA to be used for publicity purposes. This should be uploaded in pdf, jpeg, jpg or tiff format.

SUBMISSION

Any person may submit the official application form directly to the AAAA for consideration, provided that they meet the eligibility outlined above and have all documentation that is required. Submissions will be accepted through the AAAA website at www.quad-a.org.

SUSPENSE DATE

The application and all supplemental materials should be submitted by February 15th.

APPLICATION SELECTION PROCEDURE

The submitted applications will be reviewed and selected by a board of independent AAAA evaluators.

AWARD

Selected Soldiers will be issued a check for $500 upon written proof of enrollment in an accredited A&P License Program.

PRESENTATION

The Airframe and Powerplant License Soldier Support may be presented during a local chapter meeting of selected Soldiers. Photos and information may be included on AAAA website, social media and in Army Aviation Magazine.

A and P Grant Program
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