Other ACE Opportunities

ACE Scholarship

(Formerly Florida Air Museum Scholarship)

Requirements:
GPA: 3.00
SAT/ACT: NA
Number awarded: 1 (per school year)
Community service hours required: 100
Scholarship amount: $1000
(based on verification of GPA)

Scholarship Overview:
Student must plan to pursue an aerospace or aviation-related major at an accredited college or university. Student must demonstrate financial need and service to the community. Students should have a minimum of 100 community service hours. Preference will be given to students who are or have been Florida Air Museum and/or SUN ‘n FUN Volunteers.

Apply through the Polk Education Foundation

Previous Winners:

2022 Akiel Ellis
2021 Delanie Potteiger
2020 Noel Bell
2019 Brianna Hitchcock
2018 Luke Liptak
2017 Jessica Jacobovitz
2016 Catie Rosenoff
2015 Taiason Cole
2014 Robin Rivas
2013 Alvaro Calvo

For more information please visit The Polk Education Foundation or call 863-534-0500


John “Lites” Leenhouts Scholarship

The John “Lites” Leenhouts Scholarship is presented to a student whose achievements and ambitions embody the same values and interests that are so meaningful to “Lites” both professionally and recreationally.

The scholarship is open to students seeking a degree in Aviation or Engineering subject areas, preferably in management or another administrative discipline or pursuing advanced ratings towards a piloting career. Students must have successfully completed at least two semesters at an accredited post-secondary institution and be actively engaged in a program supported by the Aerospace Center for Excellence.

Candidates should show leadership potential, demonstrate activity in or a desire to begin flight training, have a record of accomplishments in school/community activities, and have a desire to achieve an upper-level management career. Special consideration will be given to students with FAA certifications or those planning to enter the military.

To apply, please submit a one-page essay describing your career goals and how they reflect “Lites” professional accomplishments, an aviation-related resume, current academic transcripts, photocopies of your logbook reflecting activity within the last 60 days, and two letters of recommendation.

The completed papers will need to be submitted electronically to scholarships@flysnf.org with the word LITES SCHOLARSHIP and the applicant’s name in the subject line. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Silver Wings Fraternity Scholarship

Scholarship Selection Process for this $2,000.00 Award

A selection committee comprised of Silver Wings Fraternity and the Aerospace Center for Excellence will review applications and select the award recipient. This scholarship is a one-time award to the selected student with the established criteria listed below:

  • Applicant must have accumulated one hundred hours of community service during high school. (These hours do not include time volunteered during the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo. Additional consideration may be given to volunteer time during Aerospace Center for Excellence related programs.)
  • Student must plan to attend an accredited college or university with plans to major in engineering or aviation related subjects.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Two letters of reference required from non-family members.
  • Additional essay required “How have personal, school and community activities and achievements helped to prepare you for the future and why you should be awarded this scholarship.” This essay should be no longer than three hundred words, 12-point Times New Roman font.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen

Applicants should submit a transcript, recommendation letters, community service documentation, and essay in ONE file to scholarships@flysnf.org by June 16, 2022. Candidates will be interviewed by the donor and the award winner will be announced during the 2023 SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo.

Indicate your name and the words Silver Wings Fraternity in the subject line.

LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED


The JSfirm.com Airframe And Power Plant Scholarship

JSfirm.com will make an annual charitable gift of $1,500 to the Aerospace Center for Excellence a 501 (c) (3) to establish an annual scholarship. The scholarship will be designated for students attending the Central Florida Aerospace Academy, a Polk County, FL public school. The scholarship is designated for the selected student to continue their education in the field of aerospace mechanics. The Donor has pledged $1,500, annually. The scholarship will be awarded upon the pledge payment.

Scholarship Selection Process

A selection committee comprised of JSfirm.com, ACE and SUN ‘n FUN will review applications and select the award recipient. This scholarship is a one-time award to the selected student and will be established criteria listed below:

Applicant must be enrolled in the airframe and general track the Central Florida Aerospace Academy

  • Applicant must have accumulated 100 hours of community service during high school. These hours do not include time volunteered during the SUN ‘n FUN International Expo and Fly-In. Additional consideration may be given to volunteer time during Aerospace Center for Excellence related programs.
  • The student must plan to attend Traviss Career Center, a Polk County School, with the intention of carrying on with their Power Plant Certification.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Two letters of reference required from non-family members.
  • Additional essay required “How have personal, school and community activities and achievements helped to prepare you for the future and why you should be awarded this scholarship.” This essay should be no longer than 300 words, 12 point Times New Roman font.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen

Applicants should submit a transcript, recommendation letters, community service documentation, and essay in ONE file to scholarships@flysnf.org by March 16, 2022. Candidates will be interviewed by the donor and the award winner will be announced during the 2022 SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo.

Indicate your name and the words JSfirm.com A & P Scholarship in the email subject line.

Previous Winners
2022 Jack Rice
2019 Isaias Duran
2018 Andrew Pitman
2017 Joey Verdone


The JSfirm.com Engineering Scholarship

JSfirm.com will make an annual charitable gift of $1,500 to the Aerospace Center for Excellence a 501 (c) (3) to establish an annual scholarship. The scholarship will be designated for students attending the Central Florida Aerospace Academy, a Polk County, FL public school. The scholarship is designated for the selected student to continue their education in the field of aerospace engineering. The Donor has pledged $1,500, annually. The scholarship will be awarded upon the pledge payment.

Scholarship Selection Process

A selection committee comprised of JSfirm.com, ACE and SUN ‘n FUN will review applications and select the award recipient. This scholarship is a one-time award to the selected student and will be established criteria listed below:

Applicant must be enrolled in the engineering track the Central Florida Aerospace Academy

  • Applicant must have accumulated 100 hours of community service during high school. These hours do not include time volunteered during the SUN ‘n FUN International Expo and Fly-In. Additional consideration may be given to volunteer time during Aerospace Center for Excellence related programs.
  • Student must plan to attend an accredited college or university with plans to major in engineering
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Two letters of reference required from non-family members.
  • Additional essay required “How have personal, school and community activities and achievements helped to prepare you for the future and why you should be awarded this scholarship.” This essay should be no longer than 300 words, 12 point Times New Roman font.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen

Applicants should submit a transcript, recommendation letters, community service documentation, and essay in ONE file to scholarships@flysnf.org by March 8, 2023. Candidates will be interviewed by the donor and the award winner will be announced during the 2023 SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo.

Indicate your name and the words JSfirm.com Engineering Scholarship in the email subject line.

LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Previous Winners
2021 Robert “Landen” Kincart
2019 Matthew Davis
2018 Cameron Glenn
2017 Indya Williams


Top Gun Scholarship

The Top Gun Citation of Merit is presented to the graduating Senior student who has consistently demonstrated outstanding scholastic accomplishment, exemplary character and motivating leadership during their tenure at Central Florida Aerospace Academy. The Top Gun honoree has been an example to others in not only academic excellence but in service to their community. They have also been regular and visible participants in aviation-related programs and events. The Top Gun’s standout performance and work ethic in all areas define them as an influential moving force in the future of the aerospace industry by supporting the Aerospace Center for Excellence’s mission of “Engage, Educate and Accelerate the next generation of aerospace professionals”.

The application window for the Top Gun Scholarship will open on April 1st, 2022. The deadline to submit an essay for consideration is 11:59 PM on April 30th, 2022.

Previous Winners

2022 Parker Anthony
2021 Aron Yichye
2020 Sean Stoltz
2019 Andrew Campbell
2018 Luke Liptak
2017 Jensen Houck
2016 Greg Holden
2015 Mike Brown
2014 Victoria Simmons

Any CFAA Seniors interested in applying for The Top Gun Scholarship should prepare the following two (2) papers:

  • An essay describing their involvement with the ACE programs during their tenure at CFAA and how having the Top Gun Scholarship would help them in their continuing educational goals. The essay should be no longer than one page, 12 point font, Times New Roman font and include their name.
  • A second paper (not to exceed one page in length) including:
    1. Unweighted GPA
    2. ACT or SAT Scores
    3. Verified volunteer hours at ACE or SUN ‘n FUN (not including the fly-in)
    4. Pilot status (applied for the JCR scholarship, accepted, soloed, or private pilot)
    5. Any additional extra-curricular activities

The completed papers will need to be submitted electronically to scholarships@flysnf.org with the word TOP GUN and the applicant’s name in the subject line. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Wingman

2022 John McCaskill
2021 Juksana Mai Ngam and Landen Kincart
2020 Katie Esker


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