IAM Local 2003 in Alabama voted recently to establish five $1,000 scholarships that will benefit local students hoping to take Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) testing. IAM Local 2003 members at Fort Rucker maintain the helicopters used to train U.S. Army pilots operating worldwide.
The new scholarships will pay for A&P testing for five students attending Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) Aviation Campus in Ozark, AL for the 2023 school year. While many students receive student aid, testing fees are often not covered.
“These scholarships can assist with the expense of testing,” said IAM Local 2003 President Shane Davis. “Many ESCC graduates come to work at M1 Support Services at Fort Rucker and these scholarships will help to build a positive experience for potential new members.”
“My sincere thanks to the membership and leadership at Local 2003,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace. “This is a forward thinking way to potentially grow our membership and organize new shops.”