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Aviation maintenance student awarded $1,000 scholarship

A first-year student at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been awarded a Viasat Technology/Maintenance Scholarship from Women in Corporate Aviation.

The $1,000 award to Alicia Martinez, an aviation maintenance technology major from Allentown, was presented at the National Business Aviation Association’s recent Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas. Viasat provides the scholarship to assist a student attending a Federal Aviation Administration Part 147 school to attain Airframe and Powerplant or avionics-related certification.

Alicia Martinez“She is a very good student who is focused on her education,” said William F. Stepp III, an associate professor who taught Martinez in his Fundamentals of Aviation I class earlier this semester. “She gets along with others and strives to do her best.”

WCA is a nonprofit association for professionals in corporate and business aviation, providing networking, mentoring, scholarships and educational opportunities for current and future corporate/business aviation professionals.

For more about aviation majors in Penn College’s School of Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520.

For more information about the college, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Photo by Aaron R. Ditri, an aviation maintenance technology student from Kingston

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