AIM Student Wins Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Scholarship

A student from Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s Norfolk campus was selected as a recipient of a $2,500 Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) National scholarship for 2020.

Written by Nicole Gleaton

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Norfolk campus is proud to announce Harry Dugan as a recipient of a $2,500 scholarship awarded by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).  Each year, the AMFA awards two scholarships to Airframe and Powerplant students who stand out for their grades and application essay.  AMFA scholarship recipients must be currently enrolled in a program that is designed to prepare you to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test to obtain an A&P Certification, be U.S. Citizens, and apply with a 500-word essay about safety reporting in the aviation industry.  Winners are normally awarded scholarships in person, but due to COVID-19, this years’ plaques and checks were mailed, with campus visits to be scheduled at a later date.

Dugan, originally from New Jersey, enlisted in the Army in 2007 as a Calvary Scout. After serving, he decided to pursue a college degree, which lead him to the aircraft maintenance industry.  Megan Lewis, the AIM, Norfolk campus Veterans Affairs Officer, says, “Harry Dugan has a strong maintenance background and thrives on hands-on learning.  Harry is involved in the campus Student Veterans’ Organization, boasts perfect attendance, and has a 4.0 GPA.  We are so proud of what he is achieving.”  Harry is scheduled to graduate in 2021 and is excited to see projected growth in his chosen field. 

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is a network of aviation maintenance schools with campuses coast-to-coast in the United States and headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. AIM students are trained to meet the increasing global demand of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM graduates are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration exams necessary to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and Powerplant. AIM’s campuses are in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, San Francisco Bay, Orlando and Norfolk. Visit or call (888) FIX-JETS for more information.

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