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2018 Aviation Student Leadership Award

2017 Award winner Mark Reese (OBAP) with AAS Board Member David Sands


The OSU Aviation Alumni Society "OSU Aviation Student Leadership Award" recognizes one student each year who best exhibits the qualities of leadership in an Aviation student organization. Based on nominations submitted by the aviation student organization advisors, the Aviation Alumni Society Board of Governors selects the recipient to be presented the award at the OSU Center for Aviation Studies Annual Aviation Student Recognition and Awards Banquet.

The amount of the award is determined annually by the AAS Board of Governors.

Aviation student organization advisors are invited to submit a nomination.


has been defined as the ability to motivate others to willingly follow a vision and act upon it to achieve the vision.  

Leadership qualities include: integrity, perseverance, magnanimity, humility, openness, creativity, fairness, assertiveness, sense of humor, intelligence, self-confidence, and effective communication.


  • Declared Aviation Major
  • Junior or Senior rank
  • Membership in at least one of the OSU Aviation Student Organizations:
    • Alpha Eta Rho (AHP)
    • American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
    • Buckeyes for OSU Airport (BOSA)
    • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)
    • OSU Flight Team (OSUFT)
    • Veterans in Aviation (VIA)
    • Women in Aviation International (WAI)
  • The student representative to the AAS Board of Governors and previous recipients are ineligible

2018 Award Amount: $1,000



  • Nominations open: Friday, February 1, 2018
  • Nomination submittal deadline: Thursday,  March 1, 2018
  • The 2018 Aviation Student Recognition and Awards Banquet will be held at COSI Columbus, 333 West Broad Street, on Thursday, April 12.  Registration begins at 5:30 pm; the Program 6:00-9:00 pm. 

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The Aviation Alumni Society has been formed to promote the advancement and best interests of The Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies and its programs, by providing fellowship and furthering professional relationships among alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Society; and furthering the development of Aviation Students in their career paths.

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