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
This scholarship is funded by numerous anonymous Hall of Fame donors
2004 - Lindsay Morgan
2017 Scott Shaffer
General George L. Schulstad Scholarship
2019 - Marcus Houdek