Application Window Open for First Gary Hemphill Spirit of NIFA Award

The National Intercollegiate Flying Association is pleased to announce the application window for the Gary Hemphill “Spirit of NIFA” Award is now OPEN!  Gary dedicated his life to serving NIFA and carrying out its mission for the benefit of future generations.  The Award will be presented to the person who exemplifies the same passion toward serving others and commitment to excellence in aviation.  Please see the linked documents below for more information on the 2021-2022 Award, amount, eligibility, and application process.  The application window closes on April 8, 2022 and the winner will be recognized at the SAFECON 2022 Awards Banquet.

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a current NIFA Member School during the 2021-2022 academic year 

OR have graduated from a current NIFA Member School no earlier than Spring 2021

  • Be, or have been, an active member on the school’s NIFA Flight Team
  • Note: A team’s invitation status for SAFECON 2022 does NOT affect a person’s eligibility to apply for this award – all member school candidates are eligible to apply

The online application form must be completed in one sitting – no saving/return later capability exists.  The documents linked below include an overview of the Award and an outline of information requested in the application.  Applicants should prepare their materials in advance of opening the application link.  Please also note that applicants will be required to create/sign-in to a Google account to fill out this form in order for them to receive a copy of their responses.

To apply, click HERE.