Award of Valor

Each year, the Great Lakes Chapter sponsors an award of valor for outstanding performance in ARFF or safety. The award is presented at the AAAE Annual Conference. Nominations are solicited on a national basis and are reviewed by Chapter ARFF committee. The award includes a citation describing the circumstances involved and a $500 check from the Chapter.

ARFF Meritorious Service Award

This award was established to recognize fire rescue personnel within the Chapter who have been nominated by their supervisors for meritorious and dedicated service within their section. Acts of performance deserving recognition of this award need not be in the heroic or life-saving category. Time and cost saving procedures, equipment modification, and improved training methods are things that would merit a nomination for this award. A $100 check is presented the winner(s).

GLCAAAE Airport Professional of the Year Award

This award is presented to an Executive Member of the Chapter, in good standing, who may or may not be an AAE. The recipient shall have established himself or herself as a deserving recipient of the Award by his/her professional accomplishments and contributions to the industry in the recent past, including demonstrated support/participation in the GLCAAAE Chapter.

GLCAAAE Corporate Member of the Year Award

This award is presented to a corporate member or firm who is a member in good standing of the Chapter. They must have completed work or supplied a product within the Chapter’s boundaries, or must have made a significant contribution within the Industry, particularly within the Chapter’s boundaries, during the calendar year prior to the Annual Chapter Conference.

GLCAAAE Commercial Airport and General Aviation Project of the Year Awards

This award is presented to an airport that is currently represented within the Chapter by an Executive Member in good standing. The project must be fully operational at the time of the nomination. Award will be given to one Airfield Project and Architectural Project.

Scholarship: Delegate-Member Program

This scholarship is available to all delegate members within GLC-AAAE who have been active members, in good standing. Members actively involved in airport management will be given preference. Examples of programs that are available for assistance are:

  • National Membership Dues
  • Conference / Travel for Final A.A.E. Interview
  • Conference & CEH / CEU
  • Executive Exchange / Mentor Program
  • Scholastic Scholarship
  • Other

You must be an active member in good standing of the Great Lakes Chapter (GLC) for a period of at least 12 months to apply for this program. Reimbursements will be awarded to members upon confirmation of successful completion of an examination program or conference attendance. Candidates can apply to receive reimbursement for an eligible expense within the preceding 12 months or within the upcoming 12 months.

The information presented on this application will determine your eligibility for this assistance and will also be used as a basis for your ranking. For this reason, it is important that you answer all questions completely, attach your autobiography, a statement of interest and any other attachments you believe are pertinent.

For any questions, please contact Mark Miller at 612-726-5111, or mark.miller@mspmac.org 

Due to the negative financial impacts of COVID-19, the Great Lakes Chapter Professional Development Committee (PDC) will be unable to award funding in 2020.  Our intention is to resume the program in 2021, with Member awards in the summer and Student awards in the fall.  Applications, as well as a link to apply online, will be posted on this page when the application period begins.

Scholarship: Student Program

Anyone seriously pursuing a degree in airport management may apply for this assistance. Active members of GLC-AAAE will be given preference. Examples of programs that are available for assistance are:

  • National Membership Dues
  • Conference Sponsorship
  • Internship Sponsor
  • Scholastic Scholarship
  • Job Shadowing
  • Hiring Network

Due to the negative financial impacts of COVID-19, the Great Lakes Chapter Professional Development Committee (PDC) will be unable to award funding in 2020.  Our intention is to resume the program in 2021, with Member awards in the summer and Student awards in the fall.  Applications, as well as a link to apply online, will be posted on this page when the application period begins.