The GSLBAA Educational Foundation Scholarship Committee will select exceptional, deserving students residing in Missouri or Illinois. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in an institution that offers college-level courses and working towards a degree in business aviation or preparing for a career as a pilot, maintenance technician, aviation administrator, ATC, Dispatcher or other aviation field. The GLSBAA Educational Foundation Board of Directors will review all applications to determine the award recipient. To apply for a scholarship, qualified applicants must complete the application and submit it by April 30. All applicants will be notified of the results by June 30.  Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the educational institution.

Arthur C. (Butch) Giessman Scholarship.

Awarded annually to applicants pursuing a degree or

certification in the area of aircraft maintenance.

Arthur C. Giessman Bio

John Henke Memorial Scholarship.

Awarded annually to applicants pursuing a degree or certification in aviation maintenance or avionics.

John Henke Bio

Dorothy (Griesbauer) White.

Awarded annually to those preparing for a career in the field of Aircraft Scheduling and Dispatching, or for certified classes in Flight Attendant Training.

Dorothy White Bio

Knickmeyer Foundation.

Instituted to cover the cost of an A&P Test in honor of Theodore (Ted) Knickmeyer.

Theodore Knickmeyer Bio

SLU Annual Pledge.

Applicants attending St. Louis University-Parks College can apply to be considered for the GSLBAA Educational Foundation annual pledge.

SWIC Annual Pledge.

Applicants attending Southwestern Illinois College can apply  to be considered for the GSLBAA Educational Foundation annual pledge.


Requests for donations to Aviation-related summer camps, STEM projects, or other relevant aviation activities may be submitted and will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Aviation Programs Offered

  • St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley

  • Saint Louis University, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology

  • Southwestern Illinois College, (SWIC), Belleville, IL

  • Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla

  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

  • University of Missouri, Columbia

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City

  • University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg

  • State Technical College of Missouri, Linn

  • Ranken Technical College, St. Louis, MO

Other Aviation Career options are Air Traffic Control Specialist, Airway Transportation Systems Specialist or Aviation Safety Inspector at the FAA. Click here to visit their site: FAA Aviation Careers.

Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association Educational Foundation

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