Frank Der Yuen Aviation Scholarship

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has announced the availability of The Frank Der Yuen Aviation Scholarship. "The scholarship encourages personal growth and academic achievement for individuals pursuing goals in aviation," said Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, in announcing the education assistance program.

Application forms and complete information can be found at the Museum's website. Submission deadline is November 15, 2012. Awards will be announced by December 10, 2012.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an educational program in a field related to the aviation industry. Eligibility requirements include a completed scholarship form, two letters of recommendation, an academic transcript from a high school and/or currently enrolled school, and a personal essay. A selection committee will review the applications and contact the finalists for an interview. Scholarship recipients will be notified via mail.

Frank Der Yuen was an influential advisor in the construction of the original Honolulu International Airport building. The aeronautical engineer and airline consultant founded the Pacific Aerospace Museum, located at the airport until its closure in 2001, and is also recognized as the inventor of the passenger boarding bridge used today as jet ways.

The scholarship funds, originally administered by the Pacific Aerospace Museum, were transferred to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and named after Frank Der Yuen in honor of his contributions to aviation and the State of Hawaii.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is among the few organizations in Hawaii offering aviation scholarships. According to the Scripps Howard News Service, Boeing Aircraft predicts the Asia/Pacific region will need in excess of 180,000 pilots during the next two decades. If you would like to financially support the new scholarship program or any other programs or exhibits at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, please contact Director of Education Dr. Shauna Tonkin at 808-441-1005 or email.

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