HANOVER TWP. – DM Airports, operators of Morristown Municipal Airport, is again offering five scholarships to members of the graduating classes of Morristown, Whippany Park, Hanover Park and Madison high schools.
Seniors from Morristown, Whippany Park, Hanover Park and Madison high schools are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The one-time award of $1,000 may be used for tuition, books or other eligible fees associated with college attendance. Students interested in being considered for the scholarship can complete applications available from their high school guidance counselors.
This year’s selection process marks the 14th year the airport will offer the scholarships. Since the program’s inception in 2001, 194 area students have received financial assistance for their freshman year of college, totaling $240,000. DM Airports will award a total of $5,000 to students from the Class of 2015, bringing the total of scholarships granted to more than the $245,000 mark.
Airport Director Bill Barkhauer stresses that the scholarship award criteria closely follows the qualifications DM Airports seeks in the college graduates it hires to learn the ropes of airport management. “The philosophy of rewarding good grades, extra-curricular activities within the school and community, and work experience mirrors our hiring practice at the airport,” Barkhauer said. “It’s the well-rounded individual who serves the airport and its tenant’s best.”
DM Airports, the private company that operates Morristown Municipal Airport, funds the scholarship program and defines the selection criteria. Scholarship Managers, a division of Career Opportunities Through Education, Inc., based in Cherry Hill, receives and evaluates individual applications, and selects the actual scholarship recipients.
The deadline for returning all application materials is Friday, March 20. The airport expects to announce award recipients by Friday, April 17.
For more information or an application, contact the high school guidance departments.