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The TCPA Scholarship Fund

Each year, TCPA offers the Torsten Lutz Memorial Scholarship to a deserving Trinity County high school graduate entering an aviation-oriented career. Many of our scholarship recipients have gone on to become mechanics, pilots, or active in aviation business.

Our scholarship was started in 1994 to honor the memory of fellow TCPA member Torsten Lutz. The Lutz family and several friends donated to TCPA in his memory and the TCPA Board decided to use that seed money to establish a scholarship fund. Through the years, we have received donations in memory of other pilots.

The bulk of the scholarship fund is financed by your tax-deductible donations. Your gift, in any amount, is used exclusively for scholarships.

To donate to the TCPA scholarship fund, please send checks to TCPA, PO Box 401, Trinity Center, CA, 96091. TCPA is a Chapter member of the California Pilots Association, an IRS 501 (C)(3) organization, all donations to our scholarship funds are tax deductible. Please think of us when you wish to remember pilot friends "flying west."

Past Recipients

1996 -- Glen Landreth, went on to Masters
1997 -- Adam Burner
1999 -- Travis Strickland
2000 -- Unnamed to Shasta College
2001 -- Coady Corrigan, went to service academy- Navy
2002 -- Sean Cahill, went to North Dakota University. Sean had his license before he received our scholarship
2004 -- Brian Riske
2006 -- Jon Gacek, accepted at Cal Poly to study aerospace engineering
2007 -- Kevin Keyes
2008 -- Jeremiah Hymes
2009 -- Ryan Cooley
2010 -- Levi Thonpson
2011 -- Brenden Mucklow
2012 -- Francisco Ramos, planned to attend San Diego State and study aeronautics
2013 -- No applicant
2014 -- Ashley Price

We want to thank all the members and interested non-members who donated to our TCPA Scholarship Fund. Our goal is to give financial aid to graduating students of our local High Schools who wish to pursue further education in aviation oriented studies.

If you have any contacts with students needing help, please inform them of our program and encourage them to contact any officer.