Two youths receive scholarships from LaPorte Aero Club

From left: Brett Uecker’s parents, scholarship committee Chairman Art Shoen, Brett Uecker, Austin Talerico, Austin’s parents, and Dale Fischer, Aero Club president.

On March 17, 2018, the LaPorte Aero Club awarded scholarships to two youths. Recipient Austin Talerico is enrolled in an apprenticeship for aircraft maintenance and is taking flying lessons, also. He is taking his apprenticeship at LaPorte Municipal Airport. Recipient Brett Uecker is enrolled in Purdue University’s professional pilot program.

The LaPorte Aero Club awards scholarships annually. To be considered, apply online at and follow the directions there. The enrollment period is late December through February 28, and you must be in an aviation field to qualify.

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