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March 21, 2022, the Clifford Ball Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics student and Western Pennsylvania resident, Jereme Thompson.  Mr. Thompson was previously trained and employed as a hospital nurse but decided his passion was closer to his twin brother's mechanical technician field. 

Congratulations to Jereme Thompson. His March 2022 TAF award makes him eligible for P.I.A's "matching" $1,000 for a total award of $3,500.

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November 24, 2021, The Aviation Foundation awarded Braden Brunson with the Fall 2021 TAF Clifford Ball Memorial Scholarship.     He is currently in 6th quarter studies at P. I. A.  for Aviation Maintenance Technician.                                 

The $2,500.00 tuition award was based upon a minimum of six requirements including a GPA of 3.0 or higher and successfully completing the 4th quarter of education.  Securing the Clifford Ball Scholarship makes him eligible for the 7th quarter Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics $1,000.00 institutional award for a total of $3,500.00!

The Aviation Foundation congratulates  Braden for his impressive performance and wishes continued success throughout his  aviation career.

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The Aviation Foundation awarded the March 19, 2021, Clifford Ball Memorial Scholarship to Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics student, Brian Saylor, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. 

 

 

The $2,500.00 tuition award was based upon a minimum of six requirements including, but not limited to, a GPA of 3.0 or higher and successfully completing the 4th quarter of education. Brian notably scored 126 out of a potential 130 eligibility points in the entire selection process! P.I.A. added $1,000.00 to Brian’s 7th and final quarter for an award total of $3,500.00! 

 

On behalf of The Aviation Foundation Board of Directors, our sincere congratulations to Brian on his impressive performance.   

 

Update: Mr. Saylor graduated with an Aviation Maintenance Technician certification in late Spring 2021.  TAF extends best wishes for continuing success throughout his aviation career.