The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to Oct. 17.

Part of Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association's ongoing mission is to strengthen the aerial application industry by providing funds for flight training or higher education for aspiring aerial application pilots and/or support positions in the industry.

This year, flight training scholarship(s) will be provided in memory of Alfred "Butch" Graves. Butch enjoyed a successful 40 seasons flying ag aviation in Colorado and South Dakota. When Butch passed away last month, his family wanted to honor his legacy by helping to provide opportunities for new pilots in ag aviation. The family requested that all donations in memory of Butch be made to the CoAAA Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship information:

The CoAAA scholarship will be awarded annually. Anyone submitting a resume application to the Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association will be eligible for this award. Candidates should demonstrate a genuine interest in agricultural areas such as agronomy, research, chemistry, or ag law that promotes or supports the agricultural aviation industry. Non-traditional students also are encouraged to apply. Letters of recommendation will be accepted along with the resume application but are not required.

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior attending a higher education institution or anyone using the funds for continuing flight education in order to support the agricultural aviation industry. This scholarship is worth $1,000 and is payable to a higher education institution (includes four- and twp-year institutions, or agricultural trades certificate programs) or flight operation/ instructor of choice.

The CoAAA board may vote to vary the amount or award more than one scholarship on an annual basis. Applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 17 and must be submitted to:

Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association
c/o Jessica Freeman
16489 Burghley Ct.
Platteville CO, 80651
Or to Jessica@coagav.org.