Aviation Scholarship Winners
scholarship is granted to a young person entering
a career in aviation to perhaps follow in the footprints
of Major Scott D. Anderson. Anderson’s life was
one of adventure, of making marathon canoe trips,
writing, playing in a jazz band, and playing professional
football in Austria. He was a member of the Duluth
Air National Guard and flew F-16s, becoming an instructor.
He became the test pilot for the Cirrus Corporation
of Duluth and gave his life testing the first production
model SR-20. The family grants this scholarship
to a future aviation leader.
Hinz Family has sponsored this scholarship in commemoration
of Donald E. Hinz who lost his life as a re-enactor
of the Tuskegee Airmen mission in WWII. Hinz was
demonstrating a P-51C painted in the Tuskegee squadron
colors with the heralded red tail, at the Red Wing
Airshow in 2004 when the plane lost its engine,
resulting in a crash landing which he did not survive.
Hinz was a Naval aviator, an airline pilot, and
businessman. The family has granted this scholarship
in his honor to encourage young persons entering
the aviation field to learn not only about airplanes,
but about aviation history as well.
The Dahlberg Family Scholarship is awarded to an aviation student in honor of Kenneth Dahlbergh, 1997 Hall of Fame Inductee. From humble beginnings on a Wisconsin farm to a WWII Ace, flying P-51s and P-47s, Ken truly was a member of the "Greatest generation." Dahlberg started a small post-war business producing hearing aid devices and eventually ended up running an international corporation. Besides his love of aviation, he had a love for learning and we hope the young aviation-minded adults who are awarded the Dahlberg Scholarship each year continue that intellectual curiosity for the rest of their life.
2014 - Zach Alsterlund
2004 - Lindsay Morgan
The Goodrich Scholarship is awarded in honor of General Leo Goodrich. Gen. Goodrich was born in St. Paul, MN and took his first airplane ride at Camp Ripley. He enlisted in the Air Corps in 1943 and served in Europe with the 12th Air Force as a B-25 pilot. He joined the MN Air Guard in 1947 becoming Assistant Adjutant General - Air in 1971. He earned his General's star in 1973. He was the personal pilot for six Minnesota Governors and flew airlift missions to Korea and Vietnam.
2017 - Scott Shaffer
The “Gift of Wings” Scholarship in honor of Elizabeth “Betty Wall” Strohfus. Sponsored by the American Aviation Heritage Foundation. The Foundation is proud to honor the legacy of their favorite Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) and dear friend, Liz. She was a true American patriot whose unbridled passion for aviation and her joyful enthusiasm for flight inspired countless thousands to explore aviation in various forms over the course of her lifetime.