Michael Lynch, an aeronautical science major, was awarded the Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, the National Business Aviation Association announced Oct. 17 at its Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando.
The association, through its NBAA Charities, awarded 18 scholarships, all designed to help students further their careers in business aviation. The Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship was created in 2001 by NBAA Charities, along with the family and friends of the late Lawrence Ginocchio, to honor his outstanding personal contribution to business aviation. This year’s five recipients, who will each receive $4,500, were selected for demonstrating honesty, integrity and selflessness. All of them are full-time undergraduate students enrolled or accepted into an eligible aviation management program, rising sophomore or higher and with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
“These individuals should possess a passion for aviation, as Larry Ginocchio did, and utilize their interest or involvement in business aviation to enhance the lives of others,” NBAA said in a statement.
NBAA Charities offers monetary and training scholarships for both students and aviation professionals, such as flight department managers, pilots, maintenance technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants and flight technicians. These scholarships, which total nearly $100,000 annually, are administered by NBAA standing committees and would not be possible without the generous financial support of NBAA member donors.