Hines is an author and self-publisher of Aviation Scholarships,
The Scholarship Workbook, and other forthcoming books,
owner of AvScholars Publishing, LLC., and the Executive Director
and Founder of The AvScholars Network Foundation. He graduated
from Purdue University with a Bachelors of Science Degree
in Aviation Technology in 1994. Mr. Hines is also a professional
Why I create AvScholars?
As I reflect on my experiences – past and present, I
wish my mother and I knew about the various summer flight
academies, aviation scholarships, and various aviation organizations
that could have provided guidance and support. Over the years,
I have received hundreds of questions from students and parents
(via AvScholars.com) typically asking how to pursue a career
in aviation and how to pay for it.
After receiving and responding to varying but similar questions,
I realized that there was no single Web site that helped students
and parents navigate through the entire process of planning
for a career in aviation/aerospace. Other aviation-related
web sites focus on just one or two components of the education
process, such as a financial aid or learning how to fly, forcing
students and families to search multiple web sites to fulfill
their needs. And some Web sites that provide various information
charge visitors a fee to access their information.
My personal experiences and hundreds of questions from students,
parents, and educators led me to create AvScholars.com and
later redesign the web site to add new features and services.
AvScholars.com will meet the needs of students and their parents
by providing them with a comprehensive online resource to
help them with all aspects of pursuing a career within the
field of aviation/aerospace at one location, entirely online.
If you would like to read about "My Story" and how
I became interested in aviation, click