Wings Over Houston Seeking West U Scholarship Applicants

June 17, 2008

Wings Over Houston is looking for scholarship applicants from West University Place for its 2008 scholarship program.

This year’s scholarship fund totals $15,000 and as many as five scholarships will be awarded, the organization has announced. The scholarships, which are intended to assist and reward applicants who have “demonstrated academic potential, leadership and extracurricular involvement,” are available for those students who are pursing degrees associated with a career in aviation, aeronautics or aerospace.

Students studying business, management, marketing or any other fields may also be considered.

“We are extremely pleased that the scholarship amount to be awarded this year surpasses our previous year’s level,” said Steve Sehnert, the Wings Over Houston Scholarship Committee chair.

Applicants must have a minimum college grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester during the years the scholarship is awarded. Scholarships are restricted to students from the greater Houston area who are enrolled at an accredited college or university and have completed two years of study.

An applicant’s legal residence must be in Harris or one of the surrounding counties. Those counties include Fort Bend, Brazoria, Galveston, Waller, Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers. A photocopy of a Texas driver’s license or other proof of residence must be included with the application.

The application process also includes a written essay describing the career objectives of the applicant, outlining the academic programs required to achieve those career objectives. Three letters of recommendation are also required.

Financial need of the applicant will also be considered by the scholarship committee.

Applications must be postmarked no later than June 30.

Applications can be mailed to Wings Over Houston Scholarship Committee, 17222 Groschke Rd., Houston, Texas, 77084. They can also be e-mailed to Sehnert at ssehnert@bigfoot.com.

The scholarship program package, including the application form, can be downloaded from the Wings Over Houston website at www.wingsoverhouston.com.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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