THE DAVE CUNNINGHAM YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP         

Dave Cunningham was a much-loved NCSA Flight Instructor with a passion for flying.

He particularly enjoyed introducing young people to the joy and skills of soaring flight.

NCSA has established this youth soaring scholarship in his honor.

 

Scholarship Application Form

Rules regulating the Dave Cunningham Youth Scholarship (12/4/2010 )

1. For a full time High School, or college student, or post high school accredited vocational program,  less than 23 years old who otherwise couldn't afford to pay to obtain a private  glider rating.  Financial need will be based on honor system.

 

2. Financial details:

 

expense

pre solo

post solo

 

Each scholarship provides a credit of $500. "Tow Money", to be used within one year

Each scholarship provides a credit of $500.

"Tow Money", to be used within one year

tow fees

Student pays $14/flight Hi Tow - $7/Pattern tow- Scholarship is billed balance of tow+pattern fees

Student pays $14/flight Hi Tow - $7/Pattern tow

- Scholarship is billed balance of tow+pattern fees

glider usage

The club waives the glider usage fee.

The club waives the glider usage fee/

instructor

donates time (voluntary).

donates time (voluntary).

club dues

club waives fee for the duration of the scholarship (up to one year).

club waives fee for the duration of the

 scholarship (up to one year).

equity membership

not required for duration of the scholarship.

not required for duration of the scholarship.

damage deductible

Scholarship will pay up to the amount of the remaining balance in the scholarship.  Club will pay deductible beyond remaining balance.

Scholarship will pay up to the amount of the

remaining balance in the scholarship.  Club will pay

deductible beyond remaining balance.

ssa dues

student pays $36/year.

student pays $36/year.

pasco dues

not required for duration of the scholarship.

not required for duration of the scholarship.

written exam

Student pays

Student pays

check ride

N/A

For Youth, PASCO refunds $250 + on application.

personal equipment/books

student pays.

student pays

Renewal of scholarship

Student can reapply for a follow-on scholarship.

Student can reapply for a follow-on scholarship.

 

 

3. NCSA will make the scholarship known on our website, Buzzard, Pasco Newsletter, but not otherwise solicit applicants.

 

4.  A student applicant must be passing her/his classes with at least 2.5 average. The scholarship may be revoked if the student’s school grades falls below 2.5 GPA.

 

5. Participant shall make steady progress toward obtaining private pilot glider rating including passing the written test in a timely manner.  The student's progress, motivation, regular attendance, etc. will be evaluated on a regular basis, at the beginning of every quarter, by his/her instructors.

 

6.  Evaluation of applicants and recommendation of award of the scholarship to the NCSA Board shall be made by a committee of NCSA members  (currently Monique Weil, and Larry Suter, Fritz Henshaw ) plus the President as ex‑officio member and Kathleen Cunningham as honorary member.  Scholarship will be awarded by a majority vote (email vote ok ) of NCSA Board of Directors. 

 

 

 

7. Applicant shall:

 

                A. Live within driving distance to Byron.  Transportation arrangements will need to be spelled out if applicant does not have a driving license (under age)

                B. Provide two personal references from adults not related to the applicant.

                C. Write a one page or less essay on her/his interest in aviation and gliding.

                D. Complete NCSA Application Form as well as NCSA Cunningham Application Form

                E. Provide current academic report card (if applicable)

                F. Obtain written consent of his/her parents, if under age 18.

               

8. Any unused funds shall be returned to the Scholarship fund. 

               

9. There will be no deadline for application and award shall be made when the fund has sufficient assets.

 

10. Scholarship rules can be changed, altered, or amended by a majority of the NCSA Board of Directors.