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Wings Over Houston Airshow is accepting scholarship applications for its 2011-2012 scholarship program. The scholarship program is open to students in Katy ISD. The organization will award five scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to selected college students. The scholarships, which are intended to assist and reward students who have demonstrated academic potential, leadership and extracurricular involvement, are available for students pursuing degrees associated with a career in aviation, aeronautics or aerospace.

“Aviation education, both from a historical perspective as well as furthering the advancement, is a primary goal of the Wings Over Houston Airshow,” says Steve Sehnert, Wings Over Houston Airshow Scholarship Committee Chairman. “As such, scholarships are an opportunity to encourage youth to pursue careers that will positively impact the field of aerospace and aviation for years to come.”

The scholarships are available to students from the Greater Houston area who are enrolled at an accredited college or university and have completed two academic years of full-time college work or 60 semester hours of credit. Graduate students are also eligible. Applicants must have a minimum college grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester during the year of the awarded scholarship. As Wings Over Houston supports local communities, applicants must have legal residence in Harris County or one of the contiguous surrounding counties including Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller, Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers. The residency requirement is waived for members of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

In addition to the completed application, applicants must submit a written essay describing his or her career objectives as well as three letters of recommendation. Financial need of the applicants will be considered by the selection committee.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than June 30, 2011. For more information or to download the 2011/2012 Wings Over Houston Airshow scholarship application, visit wingsoverhouston.com/woh_community_mn.htm#scholarship_program.

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