Tuskegee Airmen

          1st Lt.  Lloyd R. Shults Scholarship 

June 16, 1920 - December 1, 2020

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Lt. Lloyd Russell Shults, a longtime resident of NW Washington, D.C, born in Plainfield and raised in North Plainfield, NJ.  After he graduated from North Plainfield High School in 1937, he enrolled in West Virginia State College. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he became a member of the Tuskegee Airmen’s class of 44D. Lloyd was a pilot of the Mitchell B25 Bomber. He was honorably discharged at the end of WWII with the rank of 1st Lieutenant.  


The Lloyd Shults Scholarship provides underserved at-risk, and other youth an opportunity to achieved a private pilot license while pursuing their dreams.  

Officer Walter L. Cottrell, Jr. Scholarship


Officer Walter L. Cottrell, Jr. Scholarship provides scholarships to aviation students for their achievements and passion to become pilots.  Donating to this scholarship keeps Officer Cottrell's love of flight alive and gives youth an opportunity to achieve their dreams.  

Photo right, Allan Cottrell (Son of Officer Walter L. Cottrell, Jr.) and Youth Aeronautics Educational Foundation student participants in YAEF's Annual Award Ceremony. 



Former  Scholarship Recipients