Support the FAAMA Foundation at the 39th Annual FAAMA Convention

Be sure to visit the FAAMA Foundation booth at the 39th Annual Gathering of Eagles and Managing the Skies Expo in Henderson, NV from November 3 to 7. We will have complete information about the Foundation and there will be several ways you can support the Foundation at the 2019 FAAMA Convention.

FAAMA Foundation Donations, Sponsorships, and Endowments Are Encouraged 

We are seeking donations of items both to raffle and to offer in a silent auction. If you have a hobby, craft, or other items you would like to donate to the Foundation, it will be greatly appreciated. Since the Foundation is a 501c 3 organization, donations may be tax-deductible and donors will be provided with a receipt.

Please bring your donations to the Foundation booth in the Managing the Skies Expo Monday morning. If you are not able to attend the 2019 Convention and would like to donate items, please contact us at to make arrangements. There also will be a 50/50 raffle with half of the proceeds going to the winner and half going to the Foundation.

Already, several great items have been donated including a paid registration for the 2020 FAAMA Charity Golf Tournament and a paid registration for the 2020 FAAMA Convention. There also will be information at the booth about sponsoring or endowing a scholarship. If you, your FAAMA Chapter, or your business is interested in this opportunity, please contact foundation@faama.orgor come by the Foundation booth for details.

First Scholarships Were Awarded in August

This past August the FAAMA Foundation Awarded its first scholarships.  The recipient of the Inaugural Andy Taylor Excellence in Leadership Scholarship was Amanda Hansmann of Burnsville MN. Amanda is the daughter of Glen Hansmann of Chapter 217 – Minnesota Hub. Amanda was awarded $2,000 to support her education at the University of Minnesota.

The seven $1,000 scholarships are awarded to the following:
Nathaniel Hillenburg – Son of Randy Hillenburg of Chapter 151 – Placke
Kayla Zolman – Daughter of Ryan Zolman of Chapter 302 – Kansas City North
Hannah Burk – Daughter of Scott Burk of Chapter 301 – Pacific Northwest
Taylor Stokes – Daughter of Walter Stokes of Chapter 357 – North Texas
Allen Koch – Son of Rick Koch of Chapter 358 – Alaska
Harley Yazzie – Son of Ranelle Yazzie of Chapter 315 – Wasatch Front
Ian O’Connell – Son of Diana O’Connell of Chapter 223 – Norfolk

Great news if you have an Android Phone!

AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App for all Android users. If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support the FAAMA Foundation every time you shop! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start donating!

  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your android device.
  2. View settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in app instructions to complete the process

AmazonSmile is currently unavailable for iOS users but we will notify you as soon as it becomes available!

With your support, we can continue to offer the leaders of tomorrow assistance in reaching their educational goals.

2019 Scholarship Information

FAAMA Foundation, Inc.

2019 Scholarship Application Information and Instructions

Background and Purpose

The FAAMA Foundation Scholarship Program was established in 2018 to assist members and their families to complete their higher education and to recognize and reward academically superior performance.  FAAMA Foundation scholarships are available on a competitive basis to undergraduate, graduate, and technical students.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be a member in good standing of the FAA Managers Association, the spouse, the child, or grandchild of a member.

Application Period and Deadlines

The application filing period is February 1st through April 2nd.  To ensure acceptance, the completed package shall be emailed to and time stamped by 11:59 pm April 2nd.

Application Package Instructions

Please ensure that the application package is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application package must include the following:

  • Application: The application form must be completed, with no blanks. If an item does not apply indicate so with “N/A.”
  • Self-Assessment Essay (should not exceed two pages): Please describe the following:
    • Long- and short-range career goals and how you expect a FAAMA Foundation scholarship to contribute toward them.
    • What leader has inspired you the most in your life and why?
    • Professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement and leadership activities, volunteer work, membership in organizations, extracurricular activities, public speaking experiences, etc.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals not related to you. These letters should discuss your personal and academic achievements.
    • If you are currently enrolled in college, or another accredited program or flight school, one of these two letters must be from a teacher or academic official.
  • Official Transcript/Proof of Enrollment:
    • Submit an official transcript if you are already in college, or proof of enrollment in a school you are about to enter.
    • For new college students, proof of actual registration will be required prior to disbursement of funds.
    • If accepted into an FAA recognized air traffic training program with planned enrollment in the future, provide a letter of acceptance from the school. Submit a document from an instructor if enrolled in a flight school, etc.

General Information

Selection consideration will be based upon the completed package.  The selection panel will screen and select applicants.  Scholarship recipients will be announced in FAAMA’s magazine, Managing the Skies.  The scholarship winner’s name and photograph will be used for publication.  If selected, please submit a photograph immediately.

Responsibility of Recipients

Scholarship recipients shall provide a written report prior to the end of the year that the scholarship was awarded.  This report is intended to update FAAMA membership on the recipient’s progress, stating how the scholarship was used.  This report may be published in Managing the Skies magazine.

FAAMA Foundation Application Form