Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a resident of Kent County, Michigan.
  2. Must be an undergraduate student at the time of application.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must have a pilot's license and pursue a major that will lead to a career in aviation.
  6. Must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students residing in Kent County, Michigan. Applicants must have a valid pilot's license, a grade point average of 2.75 or higher, and pursue a major leading to a career in an aviation-related field.

Application requirements for the Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Recommendation letter
  • Transcript
  • Financial statement
  • Copy of pilot's certificate
Additional Information: The Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually, primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. This scholarship, provided in honor of Joshua Esch Mitchell, is provided annually to a Kent County resident with a pilot's license who is pursuing a degree related to aviation, aviation safety, or aviation management. A letter of recommendation from a professional in the aviation field is required. Selection is based on academic record and financial need.

Award Amount: Awards range from $500 to $5,000 depending on the student's unmet need and the availability of funds. Average awards are about $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Applications and information are available at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website at the address provided. In addition to the online application form, an interested student must submit transcripts (official or unofficial), an essay describing his/her personal and professional aspirations, and documentation such as the FAFSA Student Aid report that proves financial need. Any student applying for the Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship must also submit a copy of his/her pilot's certificate. All applications must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Ruth Bishop
Address: 185 Oakes St. SW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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