Marion Cole Scholarship

Marion Cole’s career began in the 1940s and continued into the 21st century. He was an aerobatic instructor, air show performer, plus a national and world aerobatic competitor. He flew as part of the original Cole Brothers Air Shows after World War II, and as Marion F. Cole Air Shows until the early 1990s.

Marion was a founding member of the International Aerobatic Club, taught aerobatics at the basic and advanced levels, and tutored many young aerobatic pilots throughout his career. In addition he flew air shows throughout the continental United States from the late 1940s into the early 1990s. After retiring from the air show circuit he still counseled and tutored many young aerobatic pilots.

Marion's awards and accomplishments during his air show career include:

Many of Marion’s students have become teachers, and this scholarship is intended to help create new and more skilled aviators, and encourage them to become the teachers and mentors of the future. Marion Cole loved the world of aviation, and the world of aviation loved Marion Cole. Sadly, Marion Cole passed away in 2011. This scholarship honors and continues the legacy of the man known as “The Master.” Qualifications:
The applicant must be at least 16 years old and be an aspiring aviator who is interested in primary flight training or in aerobatic training, but the emphasis of the award will be in encouraging young people who are interested in the aviation or air show business. The world of aviation will be enhanced by helping to create passionate leaders and mentors for the future.

Scholarship Amount:
$4,000.

Download the application form (right-click link and select "Save Target" from the popup menu) Marion Cole Application



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Upcoming Dates

June 15, 2017 Hall of Fame Nominations Due
December 3-6, 2017 ICAS Convention in Las Vegas
December 31, 2017 Scholarship Applications Due