COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
PRINS. MEMO NO. 21
November 13, 2001
ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY
 
TO: Principals
FROM: Patricia I. Wright
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
SUBJECT: Aviation Art Contest, Teacher Grants, and Scholarship Programs 

The following information related to aviation education is available from the Department of Aviation. If you are interested in any of these programs and want additional information, contact the Virginia Department of Aviation at (804) 225-3783 or (804) 236-3624.

2002 International Aviation Art Contest

The theme of the 2002 Contest is "Silent Flight." The contest is open to young people ages 6-17. All artwork must be postmarked no later than January 7, 2002.

2002 Aviation Teacher Grant Program

The application deadline is November 30, 2001. Grants for aviation-related projects may be funded up to $250.

2002 NCASE Teacher Scholarship Program

The Virginia Department of Aviation plans to sponsor two teachers to attend the 2002 National Congress on Aviation and Space Education scheduled for April 3-6, 2002, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. This conference was announced in Superintendentís Inf. Memorandum No. 119 dated August 31, 2001, at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/inf119.html.
 
 

2002 VASEF Aviation Scholarship Program

Beginning in 2002, a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year to a Virginia high school senior planning a career in aviation.

For further information, please contact Vernon L. Wildy (vwildy@pen.k12.va.us), associate director of secondary instructional services, at (804) 225-2877.

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