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Junior Balloonist Camps Reach Capacity

Junior Balloonist Camps Reach Capacity

Both the Reno, Nevada and Millersville, Pennslyvania camps are at capacity with 25 campers registered for each camp. The organizers are thrilled to have some many kids getting involved in ballooning. The...

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You still have time to register! On-Line registration ends on April 12th. The 2015 BFA Convention will be held in Reno, Nevada will be held April 16-19, 2015 at the Silver Legacy Resort & Casino....

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The 2015 BFA Online Continuing Education Seminar Webinar will be presented live from the BFA Convention in Reno, Nevada on Saturday, April 18th. You can register at SEMINAR REGISTRATION. The BFA Seminar...

Take The Pledge!

The BFA Youth Program invites you to Take the Pledge To Support Youth in Ballooning! With your help, we can introduce the sport to thousands of kids across the Country and ensure the future of...

Two Eagles Complete Record Breaking Flight

Two Eagles balloon pilots Leonid Tiukhtyaev and Troy Bradley landed safely just outside Puerto San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico on Saturday, January 31, 2015, after completing their successful attempt...

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2014 Gordon Bennett Race Results

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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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