In addition, Mercer alumnus and program instructor Fred Alvarez was awarded the King Air Training Award, giving him the opportunity to take King Air 200 pilot training at La Guardia Airport.
According to Wolcott Blair, the King Air pilot training has a value of $10,000. Blair, general manager of Ronson Aviation, a Ross Aviation company, is the main organizer of the annual Golf Outing.
Scholarship donors included Signature Aviation, Gulfstream Aviation, Sunnyfield Aviation, Alfred J. Tria Jr. M.D., Covington Financial, and C&S Engineers, Inc., as well as many other aviation suppliers and tenants of Mercer County Airport.
The event, which boasted 88 golfers this year, was organized by the Friends of Trenton Mercer Airport, a group that was formed to support local students pursuing careers in aviation through its scholarship program. This year the event raised $21,000 that will benefit next year’s recipients. In total, the golf outing has brought in more than $100,000 in grants for aviation students since it began in 2004.