AACA Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarship

The Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999 to honor Forrest Jones, a dedicated aviation maintenance professional and role model who combined innovative thinking and a common-sense approach to everyday problems.  Forrest made a significant contribution to aviation in the State of Alaska, actively supporting aircraft operations for over forty years. His maintenance philosophy of “fixing it right, by the book” was combined with a high degree of professionalism and integrity.

The Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarship seeks to perpetuate this attitude and commitment to aviation in Alaska. The scholarship is awarded in early spring at the annual Alaska Air Carriers Association Convention. The amount to be awarded each year will be determined annually by the AACA Scholarship Committee.

The following factors are considered

  1. High school grades, college/university grades, or GED scores
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Demonstrated leadership, citizenship, and community service accomplishments
  4. Purpose, ambition, integrity, and personal initiative
  5. Letters of recommendation
  6. Applicant’s personal essay


Applicant must be enrolled in or applying to one of the following (in an aviation field), or a high school senior applying to:

  •   Accredited college or university
  •   Licensed flight school
  •   Certified A&P program


  •   2.0 or higher
  •   Non graded programs-Pass only
  •   Certified transcripts

Academic Load    

Full load-12 credits per semester must be carried

Good Standing

  •   Student must be in good standing with the educational institution
  •   Scholarship will not be issued if student is dismissed, terminated, or does not complete flight school
  •   Scholarship will not be issued for more than five academic years, consecutive or not

Who may apply    This scholarship program does not exclude AACA members, board members, or their family members; anyone may apply.

Deadline    Must be received or postmarked by the JANUARY 1

No incomplete applications will be accepted.

Contact information


Visit www.alaskaaircarriers.org

to get the application form. 



UAS Intro to Mining opportunity!

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is offering a scholarship opportunity for potential students to take their Introduction to Mining class, a three-credit university course.

The Introduction to Mining course covers a variety of topics in mining. It is designed specifically for students who are new to the industry, including those who may be looking to make a career change, get back to work, or who are interested in learning more about what it takes to have a rewarding career in mining. For accepted applicants, tuition will be covered for up to 20 local Juneau students, 30 distance-learning students, and 20 distance-learning students from across the state.

For more information, please call Kirk (Steven) Ziegenfuss (796-6151), or Lara Davis (lara.davis@uas.alaska.edu)

Web site: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/career_ed/mining/index.html

Information packet

Host a teacher through TIE!

Teachers have significant impact on young people as they select and de-select career paths. Externship experiences allow educators to learn new skills and gain an understanding of job requirements, career opportunities, and workplace environments in Alaska industries, which in turn, is shared with students. Teacher Industry Externships is a cost effective approach to impacting a large number of students who pursue careers in Alaska’s high growth, high demand industries.

In a teacher externship, teachers typically spend two weeks or longer working in an industry to learn more about a specific workplace, including academic and other requirements. Teachers receive a small stipend, travel and per diem expenses to the worksite in addition to college credits. This model includes teachers representing both academic and vocational disciplines in order to better prepare youth for the rigors of the workplace. Employers continue to cite the lack of basic skills as a major barrier to success for new entrants in the workplace. Teacher externs can make curricula more relevant for students so they can relate their learning to work experiences and careers.

Please consider hosting a teacher for an extership experience. For more information and to host a teacher, contact APICC’s Outreach and Membership Coordinator, Martha Peck, at martha@apicc.org or 770-5250.