AVIATION EDUCATION - OUR MISSION AND PURPOSE
AVIATION EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIPS
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is an educational institution. A basic part of its mission and purpose is the advancement of aviation education among all ages.
AVIATION EDUCATORS BOARD OF VISITORS
The following institutions are represented on the museum's Aviation Educators Board of Visitors. This cadre of aviation educators has been appointed to be advisory to the museum's educational programs and outreach.
Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro – Dr. Paul Craig
Tennessee Wing – Civil Air Patrol – Knoxville – Col. Dave Garner
The University of Memphis – Memphis – Dr. Crabtree
East Tennessee State University – Johnson City – Dr. Chuck Story
Tennessee State University – Nashville – Dr. William Annesley
North Central Institute – Clarksville – Dr. John McCurdy
Sullivan South High School - Col. Bill Powley, USAF (Ret.)
Baker School of Aeronautics – Nashville – Mrs. Jennifer Baker
Federal Aviation Administration – FSDO/Nashville – Mr. Bob Hill
Federal Aviation Administration – ADO/Memphis
AVIATION EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
The John T. Baugh, Jr. Scholarship for Aviation Excellence was established in December 2002.
The fund was initiated by John T. Baugh III, Vice President of Centurion Stone, Inc. of Nashville, who also provided start-up funding. Mr. Baugh established the scholarship to honor his father, a native Nashvillian, prominent Nashville businessman and aviator. John T. Baugh Jr. was inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame in 2004.
John T. Baugh, Jr. is Founder and Chairman of Centurion Products, Inc. He is a life-member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and served as a Board Member of EAA for 24 years. Mr. Baugh has also served five terms as President and Commanding Officer of Warbirds of America and as a Board Member of that organization for 22 years. John Baugh was a member of the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission for many years and served as the Commission's Chairman during that time. He is an active pilot that has qualified to fly 115 different types of aircraft that include historic Warbirds: the B-17, B-25, P-51, P-47, T-28, T-34 and many others.
The Aviation Excellence Scholarship committee will award an annual scholarship to a deserving student pursuing a degree program specific to aviation. Applications should be sent to the attention of Bob Minter at email@example.com . No formal form or format is necessary.
Please note: The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is not a part of the decision making process for the scholarship award.