John T. Griffin, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Written by Paul Wynns
For Aviation Maintenance Technology- Established in 1992 and funded by the Aero Club of New England. The Aero Club of New England lost one of its most famous and loved members in 1999. This scholarship, now in memory of John Griffin, Sr. was established in 1992 and funded annually by the Aero Club of New England for a student in Aviation Maintenance Technology at National Aviation Academy.

John T. Griffin, Sr. (1902-1999) was a former President of the Aero Club and a pioneer transatlantic pilot, founded East Coast Aero Technical School in 1932 and served as its President until 1975. He was also Chief Pilot and Operations Manager for Northeast Airlines. Mr. Griffin was the 1977 recipient of the Godfrey Lowell Cabot Award in 1977, and was named an Elder Statesman of Aviation by the National Aeronautic Association.

The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) stands as one of the oldest aeronautics organizations in the United States, devoted to the advancement and celebration of aviation since its inception in 1902. Based in New England, ACONE serves as a beacon for aviation enthusiasts, pilots, industry professionals, and anyone with a sincere interest in the field of aviation. The club's mission encompasses ...

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Eligibility information

College & Graduate Students
Grade Level College & Graduate Students,Citizenship,US Citizens, Permanent Residents,Academic Interest Aviation/Aerospace,Other Category,Low Income,State,Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont,Miscellaneous,Applicants must (1) be at least 16 years old and (2) intend to pursue a professional aviation maintenance career.