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Gift Memberships Available

Gift Memberships Available

  Interested in giving a unique gift? Consider a BFA Gift Membership, starting at only $35! We now have downloadable certificates that can be printed and given as gifts to your friends and crew....

2015 Junior Balloonist Camps Annouced

2015 Junior Balloonist Camps Annouced

  The ballooning season may be coming to an end for many pilots and crew throughout the United States, but the BFA Youth Program is excited to announce that there will be TWO BFA Youth Summer Camps...

Board Approves Pricing Changes

The BFA Board recently approved new pricing options for membership, starting January 1, 2015. Especially exciting is a new, lower priced option for members who would elect to view their BALLOONING magazine...

Thinking about a Long Jump?

  Thinking about doing a long jump this winter?  The 2014-2015 rules have now been posted. The BFA Long Jump is an annual contest to promote the sport of hot air ballooning. Individual pilots...

2014 Annual General Meeting and Awards - On-Line!

The annual meeting of the Balloon Federation of America will be held at Fiesta on Saturday, October 4, at 1:00pm at the Landing.

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Great Eastern Balloon Camp Going Strong

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HACD Board Elects Officers

The HACD Board of Directors held a meeting on Tuesday 10/7 during Balloon Fiesta to elect officers for the upcoming year.

Women's Team USA Blog!

The United States and BFA/HACD is proud to be sending FIVE of its top competitors to Leszno, Poland for the 1st Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship! 

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2014 Gordon Bennett Race Results

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The following is an excerpt from: Flying - The memoirs of Emilio Herrera. "During this period I made numerous balloon ascents (about seventy), some "Comfortable" (without overturning the basket", some...

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 Learn about the benefits of joining the ride operators.     Benefits of membership for balloon ride operators: Exclusivity – Represent yourself and your company as the...

Ride Operators Registration Open

The newly-formed BFA Balloon Ride Operators Division (BROD) is now registering members. Visit their website for more information at BFA Balloon Ride Operators Division

Written by Shelley Caraway   
Friday, 12 January 2007 09:12

THE TRADITION CONTINUES

It is my pleasure on behalf of the Balloon Federation of America Youth Programs to announce that the tradition of awarding scholastic achievement scholarships will be continuing during 2008/2009! The BFA Scholarship Program is proud to provide the opportunity to eligible BFA Hi-Flyers for financial assistance towards educational opportunities in aviation as well as college or trade school.
Four scholarships are available:


1) The Bill Murtorff Aviation Education Scholarship will be awarded annually. The deadline for applications is July 1, 2009. The scholarship recipient will be announced and funds disbursed during October 2009. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist with the financial support for the BFA Hi-Flyer to attend a Part 141 Flight Training School. Amount of award will not exceed  $500.00.

*Recipient must currently hold a student pilot certificate and be actively pursuing a private pilot lighter-than-air certificate. Recipient must be a Hi-Flyer with membership current at time of application and award
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2) The Balloon Federation of America Scholastic Scholarship
will also be awarded annually. The deadline for applications is July 1, 2009. Scholarship recipient will be announced and funds disbursed during October 2009. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist with the financial support of a BFA Hi-Flyer pursuing an associate or bachelor degree. Amount of award will not exceed $500.00.

3) Earl MacPherson Memorial Scholarship.The Earl MacPherson Memorial Scholarship will support young balloon enthusiasts seeking to expand their piloting and academic knowledge by permitting them to attend camps, piloting seminar and ground school opportunities, or college. Click here for details.

4) Stephen Lachendro Memorial Scholarship. Any teen interested in attending the Balloon Federation of America hotair balloon camps may apply. Click here for details.

General Scholarship Guidelines

  Document achievements while involved in ballooning

  Submit a grade report from the current school year

  Document involvement in school or civic activities outside of ballooning

  Write an essay explaining why you are a good candidate to receive the Bill Murtorff Scholastic Scholarship.

  Document any extenuating circumstances you feel the committee should consider when evaluating your application.

  Include number of years involved in the junior balloonist/hi-flyer program

  Hold current membership at time of application and award

  Be eligible to attend a college or trade school in 2009 (have graduated or be eligible for graduation, or earned a GED no later than 6/15/09). 

  You may download the scholarship application form by clicking here or  please send requests for an application packet to:

  
      Attn:  SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
                     
BFA OFFICE
                      P.O. Box 400
                      Indianola, IA  50125


LET YOUR DREAMS CARRY YOU TO NEW HEIGHTS!

Shelley Caraway
BFA Youth Program Chair
9/23/08

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2009 23:26
 

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