AMTSociety Announces Partnership with Northrop Rice Foundation

Joins efforts for raising funds for Aircraft Maintenance Scholarship programs


FORT ATKINSON, Wis., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ — AMTSociety announced today it has joined forces with Northrop Rice Foundation (NRF) to generate scholarships for aviation maintenance related education. AMTSociety’s AMTScholarships is a volunteer organization that raises funds for maintenance education. Under this new agreement, Northrop Rice Foundation will administer the funds raised by AMTScholarships toward AMTScholarship awards. AMTSociety will join the Foundation’s board and scholarship selection committee and help define criteria and distribution of scholarship funds — AMTScholarships currently include the Charles E. Taylor and William F. O’Brien Awards.


According to Tom Hendershot, Executive Director of AMTSociety and Chair of AMTScholarships, “AMTScholarships is quite honored to be able to participate in the Northrop Rice Foundation scholarship program. Northrop Rice Foundation has a longstanding and well-respected reputation for raising scholarship money, and since the goals of AMTSociety’s scholarship program align perfectly with Northrop Rice Foundation’s goals — which include providing scholarships to students pursuing their A&P certificate, providing career opportunities for graduates, as well as assisting in the enhancement of the aviation maintenance technician — the opportunity to increase the fundraising potential cannot be passed up.”


“Further,” adds Hendershot, “the Northrop Rice Foundation gives AMTScholarship contributors the added benefit of a completely tax-deductible donation under Northrop Rice Foundation’s 501C3 non-profit status.”


According to Ivan D. Livi, Vice President, NRF, “The Northrop Rice Foundation administers numerous scholarship and award programs sponsored by companies such as the S&K Tool Co., Wing Aero Products Co., NIDA Corporation, FlightSafety International, and Southwest Airlines that are intended to assist people in aviation maintenance and maintenance education. The Foundation is pleased to work with the AMTSociety in its efforts to provide aviation maintenance students, instructors, and other personnel with assistance to attain their goals in aviation maintenance.”


All scholarship contributions to AMTScholarships, applications for AMTScholarships or general inquiries can be obtained by contacting Tom Hendershot, Executive Director, AMTSociety, 13181 Regulus Drive, Lone Tree CO 80124-2931, Phone: 303-799-6870, [email protected]. For info on Northrop Rice Foundation, contact Ivan D. Livi, 210 Melvin Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236-1432, [email protected].


The AMTSociety was founded in 2005 in partnership with Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) magazine, the nation’s number one publication serving aircraft maintenance professionals. AMT magazine is published by Cygnus Business Media, a leader in business-to-business media.


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