PNAA awards $33,450 in scholarships

By Dan Catchpole

Last week the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance awarded $33,450 in scholarships to 22 students during its annual conference.

“The PNAA Scholarship Program is designed to support the educational dreams of students preparing for careers that will to take our industry into the future,” PNAA Executive Director Melanie Jordan said in a news release. “This year, the scholarship program set a record with 17 sponsors providing funding for minimum scholarships of $1,000 for students at nine colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest.”

Sponsors include Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, ASKO Processing, Aviation Partners, Boeing, Center for Excellence and Advanced Materials Manufacturing, Esterline/Hytek Finishes, GM Nameplate, District 751 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Inceptra, Jet Parts Engineering Inc., LMI Aerospace, Moss Adams, Orion Aerospace, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, Ted Croft of Pyrotek, ThyssenKrupp and Umbra Cuscinetti.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

• Mathew Hanshaw (Clover Park Technical College)

• Kevin Conroy (Clover Park Technical College)

• Grant Love (Clover Park Technical College)

• Brandalynn White (Edmonds Community College)

• Zachary Forland (Edmonds Community College)

• Mike Nava (Edmonds Community College)

• Saikou Manneh (Everett Community College)

• Blair Nesseth (Everett Community College)

• James Merchant (Everett Community College)

• Henok Yeshewaerget (Everett Community College)

• Eunice Maina (Green River Community College)

• Tu Nguyen (Green River Community College)

• Kyle Simpson (Green River Community College)

• Sean Journot (Renton Technical College)

• Lian Bik (Renton Technical College)

• Hai Dang Luu (South Seattle Community College)

• CrystalRose Hudelson (South Seattle Community College)

• Kevin Lopez (South Seattle Community College)

• Austin French (Spokane Community College)

• Brandon Hu (University of Washington)

• Mathew Davis (University of Washington)

• Eli Shoemake (Washington State University)