Aviation Students Awarded International Helicopter Scholarships

Two Pennsylvania College of Technology students were among seven selected internationally to receive a Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship from Helicopter Association International’s Technical Committee.

Samuel J. Pham, of Camp Hill, and Christopher J. Carreiro, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, juniors in the college’s four-year aviation maintenance technology major, were recently awarded first- and second-place scholarships, respectively, that provide a tuition waiver for a helicopter manufacturer training school and a stipend to offset expenses.

Pham will attend the Airbus EC-145 helicopter factory school, and Carreiro will attend the Leonardo A139 helicopter factory school. They join 13 other Penn College students honored by HAI over the past 14 years; total scholarship amounts awarded to those students by the committee exceed $100,000.

In March, Pham, five other Penn College aviation students and William F. Stepp III, associate professor of aviation, attended the HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas.

For more information about the college’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, visit www.pct.edu/schools/tnrt