The Bud and Katherine Rae Aviation Scholarship was organized by friends of the late Bernard “Bud” Rae in 1983 to honor his many years of service to the aviation community. The purposes of the scholarship are to assist in preparation for an aviation career, to promote safety in aviation through education, training and research, to promote scientific study of aviation-related phenomenon, to develop aviation-oriented community leaders and to perpetuate the spirit of community service personified by Bud Rae. Applications run from November 1 until the due date.
In order to be eligible for the Bud & Katherine Rae Aviation Scholarship, applicants must: be a U.S. citizen and resident of Saginaw County; be accepted or enrolled in an aviation-related program at a technical school, community college or university in Michigan; demonstrate financial need; have full-time enrollment; show character, commitment and ability required for a career in aviation; and demonstrate interest and involvement in aviation-oriented activities. Dollar amounts will vary.