For Immediate Release
April 20, 2018 – The AMFA National Executive Council (NEC) is proud to announce the two recipients of the AMFA Scholarship for 2018. Those who applied had to be currently enrolled in a school to gain their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license, had to be a US Citizen, and were required to submit a 500-word essay explaining the difference between a craft specific and an industrial union.
The two $2500 AMFA Scholarship recipients for 2018 are Mark Polhemus from Middle Georgia State University in Eastman, GA and Gaetan Pindjou Newou from Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Houston, TX.
“Once again, AMFA is honored to have the opportunity to give back and help young students as they pursue careers in aviation,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National Director. “AMFA’s goals are to raise AMFA awareness in the industry, encourage a higher standard of skill, and to raise the standards of and increase recognition of the class and craft of mechanics and related individuals. We received applications from many exceptional students, and we are encouraged to know that the next generation will continue our mission.”
Congratulations to this year’s recipients. It is inspiring to get a glimpse at the passion and quality of the next generation of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.
The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft oriented, independent aviation union. AMFA represents licensed and unlicensed technicians and related employees actively involved in the aviation industry. These technician and related employees work directly on aircraft and/or components, support equipment, and facilities. AMFA is committed to elevating the professional standing of technicians and to achieving progressive improvements in wages, benefits, and working conditions of the skilled craftsmen and women it represents. For more information about AMFA visit www.amfanational.org.