Past Scholarship Recipients

Nicholas Morgan
2015 Carl Guell Memorial Scholarship

Nicholas, from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, is an Aeronautical Engineering Technology and Professional Flight student at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Nicholas Morgansubmitted photo)
Nicholas Morgan
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Brady Wolt
2015 EAA Chapter 640/Robert Payzer Memorial Scholarship

Brady is from Marshfield, Wisconsin and is studying aerospace engineering and mechanics at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

Brady Wojt
Brady Wojt
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Michael Peer
2015 Jeff Baum Aviation Management Scholarship

Peer is in the Bachelor of Applied Studies - Aviation Management Program at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.

Michael Peer
Michael Peer
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Cole Hamilton
2015 Jerome Ripp Memorial Scholarship

Hamilton is a Flight Operations student at the University of Dubuque (Iowa) and he is from Richland Center, Wisconsin.

Cole Hamilton
Cole Hamilton
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Johnathon Ridderbush
2015 Thiessen Field Aviation Scholarship
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Eric Beilman is an Airframe and Powerplant student at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wisconsin. Blackhawk instructor Mario Flores said, "Beilman demonstrates an exemplary level of integrity and motivation."

Johnathon Ridderbush
Johnathon Ridderbush
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Raechel Geary
2014 Carl Guell Memorial Scholarship
2014 Jerome Ripp Memorial Scholarship

Raechel Geary, Wausau, has been selected to receive both the Carl Guell and Jerome Ripp Memorial awards. Raechel is a student at Minnesota State University in Mankato with plans to graduate in May 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Aviation degree with a minor in Communications.

Raechel said, "I plan to take this degree and my ratings into the field of corporate aviation and to one day fly internationally."

Raechel Geary
Raechel Geary
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Alexander Adduci
2013 Carl Guell Memorial Scholarship

Alex from Eagle, Wisconsin, is an aeronautical engineering major at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Before attending college, Alex learned to fly, soloing at 16 and earning his private pilot certificate and instrument rating at 17, and his commercial certificate at 18 about the time he graduated from high school.

Thank you WAHF," Alex added, "You have my deepest gratitude."
Alexander Adduci
Alexander Adduci
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Heather Behrent
2013 Jerome Ripp Memorial Scholarship

Heather, like Rich Conrad, is a Airframe and Powerplant/Aircraft Avionics student at FVTC in Oshkosh. "I believe I will enjoy being in an environment where detail and quality are of the utmost importance," Heather explained why she chose this field.

"I express my sincere gratitude to all of the individuals involved in selecting me for this scholarship. Without foundations such as the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame, I would not be able to fulfill my dream of finishing the Airframe and Powerplant program at Fox Valley Technical College. This scholarship has given me the wonderful opportunity of being able to become a successful leader in my field of study."

Steven Sato, aeronautics instructor at FVTC, says of Heather, "She is an outstanding leader and student."

Heather Behrent
Heather Behrent
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Rich Conrad
2013 Thiessen Field Scholarship

Rich has been a private pilot for five years. After being laid off from a yacht manufacturer two years ago, he decided to pursue a career as an airframe and powerplane mechanic. He is an Airframe and Powerplant/Aircraft Avionics student at Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh.

"I have recently completed my two-year Airframe and Powerplant training course at FVTC and earned my FAA mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings," said Rich. "This scholarship is a great help and wonderful gift to continuing my education in the aviation field. I hope to continue on in aviation to help others realize how exciting and enjoyable this field is; the variety, age, and technology of aircraft is endless. Thank you for your support of aviation right here in Wisconsin!"

"Rich is one of the finest students we have had in the A&P program here at FVTC," said Jeffrey Anderson, one of Rich's instructors. "He consistently demonstrates an exceptional level of focus on his studies."

Rich Conrad
Rich Conrad
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Kenneth Hawley
2012 Carl Guell Memorial Scholarship

Kenneth, from Orfordville, Wisconsin, is a student in the Airframe and Powerplant program at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wisconsin. Ken returned to school after serving in the US Navy as a submariner to fulfill his goal of becoming an aircraft mechanic.

"Ken's attitude toward the aviation field is exceptional," said Richard Theis, an instructor at Blackhawk. "His workmanship shows his pride in completing a task correctly and efficiently."

Kenneth Hawley
Kenneth Hawley
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Ty Lasch
2012 Jerome Ripp Memorial Scholarship

Ty is from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and is a Airframe and Powerplant Program student at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wisconsin.

"This scholarship is a symbol of your trust in me that I will help keep the tradition and future of aviation going," said Ty. "This scholarship encourages me as I strive to do my best. It reinforces my goal of becoming an aviation mechanic, and the future that I want."

Ty Lasch
Ty Lasch
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Adam Basso
2012 Thiessen Field Scholarship

Adam is an Elkhorn, Wisconsin resident and a student at Blackhawk Technical College's Airframe and Powerplant program. Adam is a US Marine Corps vet, serving nine years as a CH-53 crew chief and mechanic.

"Adam's military background has brought a deeper thought process to class," said Richard Theis. "As he works with his peers that knowledge helps to motivate others. Adam is always looking at the safety factors associated with aviation."

Adam Basso
Adam Basso
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