Michael A. Shutt Academic Scholarship Application

Michael A. Shutt 11/24/47 to 11/09/09
Born and raised in Buffalo Hart, Illinois, Mike graduated from the University of Illinois - School of Engineering in 1969. Mike was an influential aviation consultant for more than 35 years and the former owner of Hodges & Shutt, and Shutt Moen Associates and a Vice President for Mead & Hunt, Inc. He was an active member of Southwest Association of Airport Executives for more than 33 years and served as a SWAAAE corporate board member from 1999 to 2003. As a certificated instrument pilot he logged over 4,000 hours as pilot in-command time.

Mike was a leader and problem solver who displayed integrity and passion for the development of airports and aviation facilities. Mike’s contributions to the airport industry include the planning and engineering development for over 100 airports in California, Arizona, Nevada and the Western Pacific Islands.

InstructionsAnyone seriously pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in airport or transportation engineering, environmental, planning or airport management may apply for this scholarship. You do not need to be a member of SWAAAE to apply for this scholarship however you must attend a college in Arizona, California, Nevada or Hawaii or have a permanent address in these states. 

The information presented on this application will determine your eligibility for this scholarship and will also be used as a basis for your ranking. For this reason, it is extremely important that you answer all questions completely and send your biographical information and your statement of interest in airport or transportation engineering, environmental, planning or airport management to info@swaaae.org after completing the online application. You may also send a resume or any additional information you believe is pertinent. If you need additional room to respond to any questions, please send a document that includes a reference to the question you are responding to.


If you have any questions please contact Welton Trang, SWAAAE Scholarship Committee Chair.

Applications and a photo copy of your grade transcripts from the institution you are currently attending must be received by November 1, 2019.

Photo: Livermore Municipal Airport
Livermore, CA

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