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Three students awarded international helicopter scholarships


Three Pennsylvania College of Technology students, all enrolled in the four-year aviation maintenance technology major, have received scholarships from Helicopter Foundation International/Helicopter Association International.

Sophomore Cody C. Bentzel, of Williamsport, and junior Ethan J. Mutschler, of Mifflinburg, were awarded first- and third-place Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technology scholarships, respectively, that provide a tuition waiver for a helicopter manufacturer training school and a stipend to offset expenses.

Bentzel will attend the Leonardo A139 helicopter system factory school (a $13,000 value).  Mutschler will attend the Pratt & Whitney Engine factory school ($5,000 value).

Hamin Kim, of Seoul, South Korea, a sophomore, was awarded a Maintenance Technician Certificate scholarship that provides $2,500 to use for FAA certification exams.

In March, William F. Stepp III, an associate professor of aviation in the college’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, attended the HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta.

Bentzel, Mutschler and Kim join 15 other Penn College students honored by HFI/HAI over the past 15 years; total scholarship amounts awarded to those students by the committee exceed $150,000.

For information about Penn College’s aviation majors, call 570-327-4516.

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

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