Student Among Helicopter Association’s Scholarship Recipients
A Pennsylvania College of Technology student was among only eight in the world to receive a Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship from Helicopter Association International’s Technical Committee.
Zachary D. Reese, of Littlestown, a junior in the 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. Reese will attend the Airbus EC-145 helicopter factory school.
Offered in conjunction with airframe, engine and avionics manufacturers, the Sanderson scholarships enable recipients to attend airframe- or equipment-specific training courses through awards of up to $1,600.
Reese joins the 12 Penn College students earlier honored by HAI; total scholarship amounts awarded to those students over the years exceed $95,000.
In March, he and six other aviation maintenance technology majors – Noah J. Ansell, of Friedens; Ryan P. Biichle, of Williamsport; David A. Gadalla, of Carlisle; Dennis J. McNamara, of Stroudsburg; Patrick M. Murray, of Hatfield; and Samuel J. Pham, of Camp Hill – and aviation faculty members William F. Stepp III and William F. Stepp IV attended the HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas.
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