2017 Michigan Aviation Scholarship Application
The West Michigan Business Aviation Association (WMBAA) was formed in 1980 to promote business aviation, safety in aircraft operations and to provide current information in our ever evolving industry. WMBAA member companies and departments combine resources to host numerous fund raising events throughout the year. Through these events, we strive to provide scholarship opportunities to aid in the development and training of future aviation professionals involved with corporate and general aviation within the West Michigan area. The WMBAA scholarship program distributes a Co-Pilot Initial Jet Training Course and two cash awards, with a combined value of approximately $20,000 each year. The Donald Reininger Memorial Scholarship Award presents a minimum of two $3,000 cash awards and caters to flight science, aviation management and maintenance students. Whereas, the Co-Pilot Initial Jet Training Course applies to current flight students, with a senior status, or recent graduates that are currently employed within an aviation field and have achieved a Commercial Multi-Engine rating.
The training award has been generously donated by one of the industry’s best training facilities, FlightSafety International. The cash awards are donated by sponsors, WMBAA Members and participants in the annual WMBAA Golf Outing.
Application packages must be sent by April 9th, 2017 to be accepted.
Selected applicants will be interviewed in Grand Rapids, MI on April 21, 2017. Tours of Grand Rapids Corporate & Business Aviation hangars along with lunch will be provided during the interview process.
2016 scholarship recipients will be notified soon after completion of the interviews. Recipients will present a photo and short biography to be included on the website and Golf Outing brochures. Scholarship Recipients must be available to accept their award in person at one of the awards ceremonies scheduled for either June 2nd or July 18th 2017.
On behalf of the Michigan Aviation Scholarship board and members, we look forward to reviewing your application.
WMBAA is attending the 2017 WMU Aviation Outlook Day
Friday, April 7th
9 AM to 3 PM
WMU College of Aviation
Refine your interviewing skills by registering today for a mock interview with local business aviation professionals!
Time slots are available for flight, maintenance, and management students or recent alumni.
2016 Michigan Aviation Scholarship Recipients
Maya Thornley - Western Michigan University
R.J. Routzahn - Northwestern Michigan College
FlightSafety Training Scholarship
Kyle Jehnzen - Western Michigan University
Left to Right: R.J. Routzahn, Maya Thornley and Kyle Jehnzen
Welcome to the 2017 WMBAA Scholarship Golf Outing.
This years golf outing will be held on Friday June 2, 2017. Please use the link below for a printable schedule of events.
Please use the form below to register. Once you have completed the form press the submit button once, after doing so you will be directed to the page where you may complete your registration using a credit card. If you choose not to pay by credit card please remit a check to the WMBAA P.O. Box. Your registration will be complete once payment is received.
Due to the limited positions available, registering for the event does not guarantee participation. If the maximum number has been met your name will be placed on the stand by list in the order received. If you are unable to participate due to the outing being full you will be notified and your money will be fully refunded.
Below is the link to the Sponsorship form, please deactivate any pop up blockers before submitting the form or the paypal site for completing the transaction will be blocked. If you have any problems using the link or have any sponsorship related questions please contact Joseph Kaverman at
Below is the form for individual registration only which is available beginning
April 10, 2017