Aviation Institute of Maintenance Student Selected as 2020 Scholarship Winner by Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), Norfolk campus, announces Harry Dugan as a recipient of a $2,500 scholarship awarded by the 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 students to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test to obtain A&P certification. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and submit a 500-word essay about safety reporting in the aviation industry. Winners are traditionally 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.”
Dugan is scheduled to graduate in 2021 and is excited to see projected growth in his chosen field.