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Aviation Student Awarded International Helicopter Scholarship


A Pennsylvania College of Technology student was among only eight selected internationally to receive a Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship from Helicopter Association International’s Technical Committee.

Jeffrey T. Bassler, of New Windsor, Maryland, a senior in Penn College’s four-year aviation maintenance technology major, was recently awarded a scholarship that provides a tuition waiver for a helicopter manufacturer training school and a stipend to offset expenses. Bassler will attend the Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics system factory school.

Jeffrey T. Bassler
Jeffrey T. Bassler

William F. Stepp III, an associate professor of aviation at the college, attended the HAI Heli-Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.

Bassler joins 11 Penn College students so honored since 2004; the total of HAI scholarships awarded to them exceeds $85,000.

For more information about the college’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, call 570-327-4516.

For more about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Photo by William F. Stepp III

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