ND Aviation Association Scholarships

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Donate Jim Lawler Memorial Scholarship Fund

This permanently endowed scholarship fund was created in 2020 in memory of Jim Lawler, long-time manager of the Mandan Municipal Airport. Scholarships will be awarded to North Dakota students pursuing advanced education in the aviation field, with preference given to those pursuing a degree in Airport Management. Gifts to this fund may qualify for the 40% state tax credit.

Jim began working as a mechanic and grounds assistant at the Mandan Municipal Airport in 1980. In January of 1988, he became the general manager of the airport. His life was devoted to promoting local and regional aviation and helping the airport to thrive. Under his watchful eye, the Mandan Municipal Airport went from a small local airport to one of the most well-known general aviation airports in the state.

Jim passed away in 2020 at the age of 61. His aviation family established this fund in his name to honor him and his contributions to the field of North Dakota aviation.

  Donate ND Aviation Association Endowment Scholarship Fund

A permanently endowed fund that will provide scholarships for North Dakota aviation students. Gifts to this fund may qualify for the 40% state tax credit.

Please indicate in the Directions box if you would like your gift to go toward a scholarship in a specific area:

  • Professional Pilot
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Aviation Engineering
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Airport Management
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Space Studies

If you would like your gift split between several areas of focus, please indicate the amount toward each one.

If you would like to make a gift to the non-endowed aviation scholarship (to be awarded in the next cycle), please click on "ND Aviation Scholarship Non-Endowment Fund".
  Donate ND Aviation Association Scholarship Non-Endowment Fund

A non-endowed scholarship fund that can provide one-time scholarships for North Dakota students.

Please indicate in the Directions box if you would like your gift to go toward a scholarship in a specific area:

  • Professional Pilot
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Aviation Engineering
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Airport Management
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Space Studies

If you would like your gift split between several areas of focus, please indicate the amount toward each one.

If you would like to make a gift to an endowed aviation scholarship, please click on the Donate button for the "ND Aviation Endowment Scholarship Fund".

  Donate Pilot Legacy Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarships to North Dakota residents training in North Dakota to help defray the costs associated with attaining any pilot rating.