Fall 2022 Semester

General Information and Instructions

(Deadline for Application – Thursday, September 22, 2022)



Background and Purpose: The Professional Association of Aeronautical Center Employees (PAACE) was established to provide a network for employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the aviation industry.  The Union derives its support from membership dues.


The purpose of the PAACE Member Scholarship Program is to assist PAACE members with completing/furthering their higher education efforts and to recognize and reward academically superior performance, achievements, leadership, and community involvement.  PAACE scholarships are available on a competitive basis to any PAACE member who is taking undergraduate, graduate, or technical/vocational classes to enhance their career.


Flexibility Requirements:  PAACE members must already be accepted to or attending an accredited college, university or vocational/trade school.  Previous PAACE Member Scholarship recipients may apply; however, preference will be given to PAACE members who have never received the member scholarship.


Selection Process: A PAACE Scholarship Selection Committee meets and evaluates applicants and then recommends PAACE scholars for selection.  A maximum of $500 per scholarship will be awarded.


Instructions:  It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application package is complete and that all materials are sent on time (received no later than Thursday, September 22, 2022).  All applicants will be notified of the decision, which will be made on or before October 14, 2022.  Organize the package in the following order:


  1. Application
  2. Essay
  3. Proof of Enrollment
  4. Letter(s) of Recommendation




Mail completed application package to:


Attn: Scholarship Selection Committee Chairperson

6500 S MacArthur Blvd

Bldg 23, Room 148

Oklahoma City, OK 73169


Or hand deliver to Michael Robinson, ESS 152, Rm. 104, AMA-424.



  1. Application:  Fill out the attached Application.  Do not leave any blanks.  If an item does not apply, indicate “N/A".  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.  Sign and date the application in the space provided.


  1. EssaySubmit a one or two page typewritten essay on the topic, “How my higher education course(s) will help me in my career.”


  1. Proof of Enrollment:  Provide a class schedule or a bursar receipt as verification of enrollment in a higher education program.


  1. Letter(s) of Recommendation:  Submit up to two sealed letters of recommendation.  Each letter should discuss your achievements, as well as potential for future success.  Suggested qualities to be included are motivation, self-confidence, leadership, and commitment.