Education, knowledge and skill are key ingredients to a successful career and a prosperous life. It was Ellsworth’s wish to provide scholarships and grands to young people with an interest in aviation and the sciences. The EHG Foundation works with local institutions to identify, sponsor and foster the right candidates who have the potential to excel in their studies and apply their sponsored skills professionally. The EHG Foundation board has a strong relationship with the Auburn Airport Association (AAA) and the Reno Air Race Association (RARA) as its primary scholarship administrators. Interested persons should inquire directly with these institutions for information on their scholarship programs.
In addition to relationships with other like minded organizations, the EHG Foundation pursues programs that fulfill our mission of supporting educational and training needs for parties for their endeavors related to Aviation, Mechanical, Engineering and STEM related fields, along with fostering support and learning about the Hawker Sea Fury and other such historical aviation.
The Auburn Aviation Association is a non-profit organization based at the Auburn Municipal Airport (KAUN). It holds regular meetings and events for its members and regional community. Its leadership is strong, aviation-minded and committed to community outreach, including aviation oriented scholarship initiatives. For more information on AAA and its scholarship programs, visit https://aaa2.wildapricot.org.
“The Auburn Aviation Association has been involved in awarding scholarships for years. Our cooperative partnership with the Getchell Foundation has enabled us to significantly expand both the breadth and depth of aviation scholarship opportunities. Thanks to the Getchell Foundation, our outreach is able to help even more young people who are pursuing careers in aviation. Recipients of the EHGF scholarships and grants exhibit the positive character traits of Ellsworth Hovey Getchell. Keeping with the spirit of Mr. Getchell, they will in turn pay it forward to their next generation. The members of Auburn Aviation Association are honored to be part of this process.”
-Don Wolfe, AAA Scholarship Director