The Academy of Model Aeronautics has been helping graduating seniors achieve their dreams since 1970 and is now celebrating its dream of reaching a total of $1 million in awarded scholarships. The scholarships are created through funds donated by model aviation organizations and individuals, AMA members, and a portion of AMA member dues.

The amount and number of scholarships awarded each year depend, to a large extent, upon the number of applicants and their qualifications.  Approximately $40,000 is available, in endowments and scholarships, to be distributed in various amounts on the basis of AMA modeling activities, scholastic achievement, and citizenship achievement. All applications will be considered and evaluated by the AMA Scholarship Committee, which will then make a recommendation to the Executive Council (AMA’s Board of Directors). If you would like more information or have questions about the scholarships offered by the AMA, please feel free to contact Jessy Symmes at 765-287-1256 Ext. 516.

AMA and the AMA Foundation want to thank each family that has contributed to the memorial scholarships, as well as the hundreds of other donors to the scholarship program. Without their generous contributions, these gifts would not be possible.

You can learn more about our 2017 scholarship recipients here.