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Casper Airmodelers Association Use Take Off and Grow Grant for Event

Posted by on Jun 16, 2020 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Casper Airmodelers Association Use Take Off and Grow Grant for Event

Casper Airmodelers Association recently received an AMA TAG Grant for $400 and used the funds to host their annual Come Fly With Us event. The following is what the the group had to say about their event: “Casper Airmodelers Association held their annual Come Fly With Us event on June 13, 2020 and despite the 20 – 30 mile per hour winds, the event was a success. There were 9 registered students ranging in age from 6 – 60 who were able to fly at least a couple of times each. These students were guided by three instructors who...

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Register your club to celebrate National Model Aviation Day

Posted by on Jun 2, 2020 in Stories | Comments Off on Register your club to celebrate National Model Aviation Day

Join the AMA Foundation in celebrating the ninth annual National Model Aviation Day, August 15, 2020! National Model Aviation Day was created to encourage clubs to celebrate their hobby by sharing it with their communities. Year after year, clubs use this day to raise money for the AMA Foundation and other charities close to their heart. Donations made to the AMA Foundation are used to inspire the young and young-at-heart to pursue a hobby that will inspire creativity and advanced learning through the use of hands-on applications. Read what...

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2020 Grants Awarded!

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Awards and Scholarships, Grants, Stories | Comments Off on 2020 Grants Awarded!

A total of $56,069.32 has been awarded in grants. Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of the Flying Site Improvement Grant and the Take Off and Grow Grant.   Flying Site Improvement Grant (FSIG) 26 clubs were awarded Flying Site Improvement grants in 2020! AMA established the Flying Site Improvement Grant program to invest in the continued improvement and growth of AMA chartered clubs and fields. Grant funding is provided through an allocation of membership dues each year as well as from funding from the AMA Foundation. These clubs...

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2020 Scholarships Awarded!

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Awards and Scholarships | Comments Off on 2020 Scholarships Awarded!

Thirteen students awarded a total of $50,000 for academic pursuits The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has helped graduating seniors achieve their dreams since 1970, with individual scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 each year. This year, $50,000 was awarded to students. Student scholarships are awarded each year thanks to the generous support of AMA members and AMA Foundation donors across the country. AMA has awarded more than $1.1 million in scholarships since founding the scholarship program. Award designations are set by the AMA...

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Ronald Hesselbrock Leaves Major Gift For AMA Scholarship Fund

Posted by on Apr 29, 2020 in Stories | Comments Off on Ronald Hesselbrock Leaves Major Gift For AMA Scholarship Fund

The AMA Foundation has received a gift of $135,000 to assist with scholarship efforts.  The AMA and AMA Foundation would like to thank the family of Ronald Hesselbrock,Oxford, Ohio,  for this generous gift. Ronald, a Heritage and Legacy Society member of the AMA Foundation, requested these funds be allocated upon his passing. Ronald died on his birthday, Monday, July 22, 2019 at Westover Nursing Home in Hamilton, OH. Born July 22, 1948 in Cincinnati, he is the son of Loretta (nee Meyer) and Edward Hesselbrock. Ronnie had a passion for model...

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