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Museum Founder Ed Maloney was a published historian and lifelong advocate for aviation and education.  Ed believed that the key to a successful life was through continual education.  He challenged others to learn and discover something new each day.

The Ed Maloney Scholarship Fund is dedicated to his memory and promotes continuing education and advanced education goals of individuals in areas related to aviation, aeronautics, and history studies.

There are currently four scholarships available in the Ed Maloney Scholarship Fund.  Some are presented at various times throughout the calendar year, others are annual. 

To apply, simply click on the ribbon corresponding to your intended scholarship and complete and submit the online form. 

Candidate applications are reviewed and awards presented to those individuals who best fulfill the requirements and who exemplify the ideals promoted by the Planes of Fame Air Museum.

You’ve already joined the ranks of those who have conquered the skies.  As a pilot, you understand the importance of growing your knowledge base.  The Planes of Fame Air Museum Advanced Flight Training Scholarship is to be applied to one training course, certificate, rating, or type rating in aviation to foster advancement in the field.  Examples of scholarship awards might be for Instrument Rating, Multi-engine rating, Flight Instructor certificate, Airline Transport Pilot certificate, King Air training, or Boeing 737 type rating.Amount:  The Advanced Flight Training Scholarship has a maximum funding of $1,000.00.Eligibility:  Candidates must be a citizen of the United States.  Candidates must currently reside in one of the ten counties of Southern California (Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura).  Candidates must possess a current FAA-issued Flight Certificate (Sport, Recreational, Private, Commercial, Airline Transport). Selection Criteria:  To apply for the Advanced Flight Training Scholarship, complete and submit the online form below.  The Scholarship Committee within the Planes of Fame Air Museum will review all submissions, identify successful candidates, and determine the amount of award to be presented.  The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.  If no qualified candidate applies, the committee reserves the right to withhold the scholarship.

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2024

APPLY HERE FOR THE ADVANCED FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulations to the Winning Recipients:

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Our 2023 Advanced Flight Training Scholarship Winner is Owen Colombo, who currently attends California Baptist University. Our 2022 Advanced Flight Training Scholarship Winner is Simon Martinez, who currently attends California Baptist University. Our 2022 Advanced Flight Training Scholarship Winner is Owen Colombo, who currently attends California Baptist University. Our 2021 Advanced Flight Training Scholarship Winner is Simon Martinez, who currently attends California Baptist University.
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Our 2021 Advanced Flight Training Scholarship Winner is Jorge E. Loza Garcia, who currently attends California Baptist University. Our 2021 Advanced Flight Training Scholarship Winner is Michael Fahey, who currently attends Western Michigan University. Our 2020 Advanced Flight Training Scholarship Winner is Jeffrey Boyd.

The aviation and aerospace industries offer multiple high-demand career paths focused on the technical aspects of flight.  These jobs often take place in commercial airlines, private manufacturing companies, airports, and government organizations.  The Planes of Fame Air Museum Aviation Technical Training Scholarship helps fund training courses, certification, or other required qualifications to foster advancement in the field.  Examples of scholarship awards might be for Air Traffic Control or Developmental Controllers, Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians, Airport Operations, Aircraft Manufacturing and more. 

Amount:  The Aviation Technical Training Scholarship has a maximum funding of $1,000.00. 

Eligibility:  Candidates must be a citizen of the United States.  Candidates must currently reside in one of the ten counties of Southern California (Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura).  Candidates must be enrolled or have been accepted into an accredited aviation/aerospace technical training program.

Selection Criteria:  To apply for the Aviation Technical Training Scholarship, complete and submit the online form below.  The Scholarship Committee within the Planes of Fame Air Museum will review all submissions, identify successful candidates, and determine the amount of award to be presented.  The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.  If no qualified candidate applies, the committee reserves the right to withhold the scholarship.

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2024

Congratulations to the Winning Recipients:

 
Our 2023 Aviation Technical Training Scholarship Winner is Julioelias Navarro, who  currently attends Mount San Antonio College, studying for his Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. Our 2022 Aviation Technical Training Scholarship Winner is Kahea Larsen DePonte, who  currently attends Chaffey College, studying for his Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. Our 2020 Aviation Technical Training Scholarship Winner is Hieu Viet Ho, who currently attends Chaffey College, studying for his Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.   

The aviation, aeronautics, aerospace, and related industries are an integral part of the global economy.  These sectors are growing fast and will continue to grow, and individuals with higher education degrees in these disciplines will help shape the future.

The Planes of Fame Air Museum Aviation Academic Scholarship helps fund higher education pursuits in the areas of aviation, aeronautics, aerospace, and other related fields.

Amount:  The Aviation Academic Scholarship has a maximum funding of $1,500.00. 

Eligibility:  Candidates must be a citizen of the United States.  Candidates must currently reside in one of the ten counties of Southern California (Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura).  Candidates must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited academic program in these degree disciplines. 

Selection Criteria:  To apply for the Aviation Academic Scholarship, qualified candidates must complete and submit the online form below.  The Scholarship Committee within the Planes of Fame Air Museum will review all submissions, identify successful candidates, and determine the amount of award to be presented.  The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.  If no qualified candidate applies, the committee reserves the right to withhold the scholarship.

Application Deadline:  December 31, 2024

Congratulations to the Winning Recipients:

Our 2022 Aviation Academic Scholarship Winner is Simon Martinez, who attends California Baptist College, majoring in Aviation Flight. Our 2021 Aviation Academic Scholarship Winner is Simon Martinez, who attends California Baptist College, majoring in Aviation Flight. Our 2021 Aviation Academic Scholarship Winner is Michael Nightingale, who attends California State University Long Beach, majoring in Aerospace Engineering. Our 2023 Aviation Academic Scholarship Winner is Emalie Mendoza, who attends Liberty  University. Lynchburg, VA, majoring in Aeronautics.
Our 2023 Aviation Academic Scholarship Winner is Choco Santiago, who attends California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, majoring in Aviation Flight. Our 2023 Aviation Academic Scholarship Winner is Ellah Wardell, who attends California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, majoring in Aviation Flight. Our 2023 Aviation Academic Scholarship Winner is Jacob Pelissero, who attends California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, majoring in Aviation Flight. Our 2023 Aviation Academic Scholarship Winner is Tyler Salazar, who attends California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, majoring in Aviation Flight.

The pursuit of a higher education degree is a rewarding and beneficial experience.  It allows the degree holder to follow a career in line with their interests.  This in turn yields greater job satisfaction, which ultimately translates into higher income, better employment benefits, and more advancement opportunities.

The Grace Montgomery Academic Scholarship helps fund higher academic pursuits for women in the areas of history, museum studies, and library sciences.

Amount:  The Grace Montgomery Academic Scholarship for Women has a maximum funding of $1,500.00. 

Eligibility:  Female candidates must be a citizen of the United States.  Candidates must currently reside in one of the ten counties of Southern California (Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura).  Candidates must be enrolled or have been accepted into an accredited academic program in these degree disciplines.

Selection Criteria:  To apply for the Grace Montgomery Academic Scholarship for Women, qualified candidates must complete and submit the online form below.  The Scholarship Committee within the Planes of Fame Air Museum will review all submissions, identify successful candidates, and determine the amount of award to be presented.  The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.  If no qualified candidate applies, the committee reserves the right to withhold the scholarship.

Application Deadline:  December 31, 2024

Congratulations to the Winning Recipients:

Our 2022 Grace Montgomery Academic Scholarship for Women Winner, Mandy Lindsey, who currently attends Vanguard University, majoring in History & Political Science. Our 2021 Grace Montgomery Academic Scholarship for Women Winner is Angela Cortes, who currently attends Vanguard University, majoring in History & Political Science.  Our 2021 Grace Montgomery Academic Scholarship for Women Winner is Gianna Fuentes, who currently attends Vanguard University, majoring in History & Integrated Teacher Education Program.  Our 2021 Grace Montgomery Academic Scholarship for Women Winner is Amberley Gourlay, who currently attends Vanguard University, majoring in History & Political Science.
 
Our 2021 Grace Montgomery Academic Scholarship for Women Winner is Mandy Lindsey, who currently attends Vanguard University, majoring in History & Political Science.  
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