AeroTurbine, Inc. awards aviation technology student Shea Super with competitive, merit-based scholarship
Shea Super, a Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) Aviation Maintenance Technology and Shadow Mountain High School student, received the inaugural 2014-15 Jeffery D. Underdal Memorial Scholarship from AeroTurbine, Inc., an organization that provides quality aircraft and engine products to aerospace and aviation companies around the world.
Super was awarded the scholarship during a small ceremony at the AeroTurbine, Inc. Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Facility in Goodyear, Ariz. on Friday, August 8 at 9 a.m.
“This scholarship is deeply meaningful to our Goodyear Repair Station,” said AeroTurbine VP and General Manager, Skip Maiorana. “Not only does it keep the memory of a beloved and respected colleague alive, but it furthers our role as a business that champions excellence and contributes to the community.”
AeroTurbine, Inc. developed the inaugural scholarship in honor of Jeffrey David Underdal who passed away on August 12, 2013. The scholarship provides a student with the opportunity to further Career and Technical Education (CTE) aspirations within the rewarding field of aviation, thus developing future aviation professionals.
Super will receive a $2,500 cash award to be allocated over the next two years while enrolled in the West-MEC Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. The Jeffery D. Underdal Memorial Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis of academic merit and to a student’s promise of future contributions within the aviation industry.
“I want to thank AeroTurbine, Inc. and West-MEC for giving me the opportunity to explore and learn about the aviation industry,” said West-MEC Aviation Technology student Shea Super. “If I was not offered the scholarship, I would not have been able to discover my true passion in life.”
Super is beginning his junior year at Shadow Mountain High School in the Paradise Valley Unified School District with a cumulative GPA of 3.91, and will concurrently attend the West-MEC Aviation Maintenance Technology program.
AeroTurbine offers the aviation industry access to one of the world’s largest pools of certified aircraft engines, parts, and supply chain solutions. By leveraging our expertise and financial strength, our customers can choose solutions tailored to their operational and financial goals. www.aeroturbine.com
West-MEC is a public school district that focuses solely on innovative career and technical education (CTE) programs that prepare students to enter the workforce and pursue continuing education. West-MEC CTE programs provide students opportunities to earn college credit and industry credentials. Students learn the skills needed to achieve success in high-demand industries. More than 21,000 students from 46 high schools across 3,600 square miles in the northern and western cities of the Phoenix Metropolitan area are currently enrolled in West-MEC. Visit west-mec.org for more information about West-MEC’s career-driven education opportunities or follow @West-MEC on Twitter and Instagram.