Northrop Rice Foundation Veteran Scholarship Application Process

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be an honorably discharged veteran with aircraft maintenance experience; and
  • The applicant must be approved by the FAA to take the Airframe and/or Powerplant written examinations.


An application package for this award must include:

  1. A fully completed application form … form available at Veteran Application Form;
  2. Evidence of honorable discharge (Form DD214);
  3. Copies of FAA Certificate of Approval to take the FAA Airframe and/or Powerplant written examinations;
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation written by individuals who know the applicant well [one should be from a previous military supervisor]; and
  5. An essay describing the applicant’s U.S. Armed Forces Branch, last rank, and dates of service together with responses to the following questions:
    • What aircraft and equipment did the applicant work on?
    • What were the applicant’s duties in aviation maintenance during enlistment?
    • What FAA written examinations will be taken?
    • What has been done to prepare for the FAA written examinations?

Application Process

  • Application packages must include all the items defined above in the “Applications” section. Application packages with missing items will not be considered.
  • Applications must be submitted as one complete PDF file attached to an email message. Be sure to include all application items in the single PDF attachment.
  • The electronically submitted e-mail subject line and the PDF attachment must contain the applicant’s name. Examples:
    • E-mail subject: T. Jones NRF Application Package
    • PDF attachment: T. Jones Application Package
  • The email with single attached file is to be sent directly from the applicant’s personal e-mail address to
  • Applications on file January 31, 2018 will be considered for the available scholarships and awards.

Award Notifications and Ceremony

The applicants selected for the scholarship will be announced at the Awards Luncheon
held during the Aviation Technician Education Council’s (ATEC) 2018 Annual Conference. The scholarship winner will be notified by e-mail before March 31, 2018

Click Here for Veteran Application Form