MAAE promotes the professional development of members and students engaged in the study of airport administration through scholarships and encouragement of intent programs. MAAE provides the following opportunities:
Annual $2,000 scholarship to students pursuing an associate or bachelor degree in an aviation management related program.
MAAE’s scholarship is named after Robert Peckham. Bob was an airport engineer that graduated from Michigan State University and began work for Michigan Department of Aeronautics after WWII. Bob created his own firm in the early 1950s serving more then 40 airports in Michigan and mentoring hundreds of Airport Managers and Engineers along the way. Bob was a member of Michigan Association of Airport Executives since its inception in 1949. Bob passed away in 2014 at age, 92 never retiring, but always building, designing, planning for the future. Peckham Engineering won numerous awards, but Bob said, “To be honored with the naming of the MAAE Scholarship was the greatest achievement of his career. It is about the future and building those careers that will create the airports of tomorrow.”
Accreditation/Certification Academic Scholarship
Two annual tuition scholarships to the AAAE Accreditation/Certification Academy in preparation of C.M. or A.A.E. status.
Professional Development Financial Assistance
Conference registration for Airport Employee or Board Member in the state of Michigan.
Furnishes monetary assistance to an airport wishing to develop and implement an internship program.
Pilot Ground School Scholarship
Financial assistance to high school students interested in completing the ground school training required to becoming a private pilot.