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Aviation Students Awarded International Helicopter Scholarships


Two Pennsylvania College of Technology students were among only seven selected internationally to receive a Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship from Helicopter Association International’s Technical Committee.

Samuel J. Pham, of Camp Hill, and Christopher J. Carreiro, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, juniors in the college’s four-year aviation maintenance technology major, were recently awarded first- and second-place scholarships, respectively, that provide a tuition waiver for a helicopter manufacturer training school and a stipend to offset expenses.

Aviation maintenance technology majors Samuel J. Pham (left), of Camp Hill, and Christopher J. Carreiro, of Lyndhurst, N.J., have been awarded Helicopter Association International scholarships.
Aviation maintenance technology majors Samuel J. Pham (left), of Camp Hill, and Christopher J. Carreiro, of Lyndhurst, N.J., have been awarded Helicopter Association International scholarships.

Pham will attend the Airbus EC-145 helicopter factory school, and Carreiro will attend the Leonardo A139 helicopter factory school. They join 13 other Penn College students honored by HAI over the past 14 years; total scholarship amounts awarded to those students by the committee exceed $100,000.

Attending an industry event in Las Vegas with faculty member William F. Stepp III (right) are aviation maintenance technology students (from left) Patrick M. Murray, of Hatfield; Dennis J. McNamara, of Stroudburg; Zachary D. Reese, of Littlestown; Korey T. Keyser, of Waldorf, Md.; John P. Pettit, of Newville; and Pham.
Attending an industry event in Las Vegas with faculty member William F. Stepp III (right) are aviation maintenance technology students (from left) Patrick M. Murray, of Hatfield; Dennis J. McNamara, of Stroudburg; Zachary D. Reese, of Littlestown; Korey T. Keyser, of Waldorf, Md.; John P. Pettit, of Newville; and Pham.

In March, Pham, five other Penn College aviation students and aviation instructor William F. Stepp III attended the HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas.

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, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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