The Lou Hotte Memorial Scholarship

Written by Paul Wynns
For Aviation Maintenance Technology- Established in 2020 and donated by the Hotte Family. The award commemorates Lou's career in aviation, to support others who wish to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace.

Lou John Hotte (1953- 2020) was an engineer for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, CT, working on numerous military and commercial jet engine programs for over 30 years. Lou received his airframe and power plant certification from East Coast Aero Technical School in Boston and then went on to Parks School of Aeronautics in St. Louis, Missouri, where he obtained his Bachelors’ degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He later went on to earn his Masters of Science degree from RPI. 

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 Computer Science, Aviation/Aerospace,Other Category,Low Income,State,Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont,Miscellaneous,Applicants must be (1) at least 16 years old and (2) intend to pursue a professional aviation maintenance career.