Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship

$2,500Award Amount
1Number of Awards
4/1/2023Submission Deadline

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​​The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) was founded in 1957 and now has more than 1,300 members from over 40 various countries. The scholarship is available to high school seniors and college students in the United States who want to career in aviation or aircraft maintenance.

Since its creation, the AEA Educational Foundation has provided over $1.5 million in scholarships to students and staff of AEA member organizations seeking careers in aircraft technology and aviation maintenance.

The AEA’s purpose is to encourage, educate, and aid aviation manufacturers that develop, produce, restore, and install cutting-edge flying technology and systems across the world. The organization’s core mission is to make flying safer, faster, and more feasible.

Key Information of Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aviation

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship Timeline

October 1, 2022

Application Opening Date

The application opens in early October.

April 1, 2023


All submissions must be received by the beginning of April.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior – Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: United States
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

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How to ace the Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship


Gather all information about the AEA scholarship

Do as much research as possible on the program to check if you qualify for a scholarship. Learn more about the AEA's scholarships by visiting their website.


Find out more about the scholarship

Learn everything there is to know about the AEA scholarships and the conditions on the website. You can also call the contact person listed on the website if you have any questions about the details.


Establish a professional online presence

Creates the appearance that you are a suitable scholarship recipient. The scholarship committee may or may not take this into account, but it will benefit you later in your career.


Remember that the deadline must be met

Early April is the deadline for submissions. By the end of March, you should have finalized and reviewed everything. Manage your time efficiently so you don't become overwhelmed by the deadline.

How the Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship is Judged

The applicants' citizenship status in the United States is considered, as well as their enthusiasm for aviation or aircraft maintenance. Applicants of all genders, ethnic backgrounds, and ages are encouraged to apply. Candidates must submit their applications within a certain timeframe.

Why We Love the Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship


The benefits of membership are manifold

Membership in the AEA entitles you to a variety of benefits and services. You'll get access to pilot manuals, partner programs, shop prices, labor data, and much more if you sign up.


Provider of expert aircraft training

AEA offers both regular classroom and online courses. The subjects taught are certified and include, among other things, equipment servicing education, basic wiring, and avionics setting.


Regulatory updates are posted frequently

You'll always be up to date on updates and adjustments to aviation regulations. The AEA foundation has created a separate section for regulations, which you can access at any time in the form of well-organized articles.

5 Facts About the Aircraft Electronics Association


Job posting feature on the AEA website

The functionality of AEA can be used by both job searchers and employees.


Resources for repair stations sorted by type

AEA delivers redundant, on-demand resources and services.


AEA amplified podcasts are free to listen

This podcast is aimed at aviation technology experts and normally lasts less than an hour and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify, and other podcast platforms.


A find member feature is available

Look through the member directory to find the person you're looking for. To identify them, enter the firm's name, city, state or province, postal code, and other private details.


AEA ambassador program is tightly regulated

The goal of the initiative was to strengthen professional ties between members of the AEA Repair Station Association and FAA Flight Standards District Offices.

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