Fri, Dec 05, 2003
On December 3, 2003,
Don Dominguez of San Luis Avionics, Inc. presented Matt
Pittenger of Atascadero with the 4th Annual San Luis
Avionics Youth In Aviation Scholarship Award. This $2000
scholarship will allow Pittenger to begin private pilot training at
the flight school of his choice, beginning January 2004.
against a number of qualified applicants from throughout San Luis
Obispo County, completing an application, a written essay, and an
oral interview given by a diverse panel of individuals involved in
aviation. He is currently attending Atascadero High School and
plans to pursue a career in aviation. By achieving this scholarship
he will qualify for a Marine Scholarship that will enable him to
become part of the NROTC Aviation Program at University of
California San Diego.
The San Luis Avionics Youth In Aviation Scholarship
Program began in 2000 with the help of generous donations
from Honeywell and a local pilot. Scholarship funds are raised
throughout the year through various activities and promotions.
Tax-deductible donations are also accepted. All monies go directly
to the scholarship fund to help young students obtain their private
pilot certificate. Chris Ballard of Arroyo Grande, CA, last year's
recipient of the scholarship, recently successfully completed his
pilot training program.
San Luis Avionics, Inc.
is a leading full-service avionics dealer and FAA repair station
serving Central California's corporate and GA market. Its MobilTech
Division develops and manufactures a diverse, highly regarded line
of affordable portable avionics test equipment used by many
The Youth in Aviation Scholarship Program is open to San Luis
Obispo County youth between the ages of 15 and 21.
Applications for the 2004 award will be available in May.
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