ACONE Honored Member Scholarship
For Aviation Maintenance Technology- Established in 1995 and funded by the Aero Club of New England. This scholarship is named each year to honor a Club member who has made a significant contribution to aviation and to the Aero Club of New England. This is a way to say "Thank You!" to members during their lifetime. Our unwritten policy for qualified candidates has been:
a) Not a member of the present board,
b) has not received the Cabot Award, and
c) has not been significantly or previously honored by the club.
The member must be a living active ACONE member, and can not be a member of the board.
Wright Brothers/Charlie Taylor Scholarship
For Aviation Maintenance technology- Established in 2016 and funded by the Aero Club of New England.
Charles Edward Taylor (May 24, 1868 – January 30, 1956) was an American inventor, mechanic and machinist. He built the first aircraft engine used by the Wright Brothers and was a vital contributor of mechanical skills in the building and maintaining of early Wright engines and airplanes.
John T. Griffin, Sr. Scholarship
For Aviation Maintenance Technology- Established in 1992 and funded by the Aero Club of New England. The Aero Club of New England lost one of its most famous and loved members in 1999. This scholarship, now in memory of John Griffin, Sr. was established in 1992 and funded annually by the Aero Club of New England for a student in Aviation Maintenance Technology at National Aviation Academy.
John T. Griffin, Sr. was a former President of the Aero Club and a pioneer transatlantic pilot, founded East Coast Aero Technical School in 1932 and served as its President until 1975. He was also Chief Pilot and Operations Manager for Northeast Airlines. Mr. Griffin was the 1977 recipient of the Godfrey Lowell Cabot Award in 1977, and was named an Elder Statesman of Aviation by the National Aeronautic Association.
Lou Hotte Memorial Scholarship
For Aviation Maintenance Technology- Established in 2020 and donated by the Hotte Family. The award commemorates Lou's career in aviation, to support others who wish to pursue careers in aviation and aeorspace.
Lou John Hotte (1953- 2020) was an engineer for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, CT, working on numerous military and commercial jet engine programs for over 30 years. Lou received his airframe and power plant certification from East Coast Aero Technical School in Boston and then went on to Parks School of Aeronautics in St. Louis, Missouri, where he obtained his Bachelors’ degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He later went on to earn his Masters of Science degree from RPI.