Stephen Koch, president of the Koch Corporation, has provided a grant to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation to establish an annual $1,500 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a Kentucky resident enrolled in a curriculum leading to a degree in an aviation field at an accredited college or university in the United States.
"Steve Koch is an avid pilot, and his son just graduated from an aviation-related program," said Bruce Landsberg, ASF executive director. "Recognizing the expense of education today, Steve wanted to offer help to the young people of his home state and encourage more of them to pursue careers in aviation."
Applicants for the Koch Scholarship must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale and will be required to submit a 500-word essay. The application deadline is June 30, 2000. Additional details and requirements are available on AOPA Online or by calling 800/638-3101.
The nonprofit AOPA Air Safety Foundation conducts general aviation safety research, produces educational materials, and provides courses—most of them free—for continuing pilot education nationwide.
It is funded by donations from individual pilots and organizations that support the cause of improved general aviation safety.
May 2, 2000