HOUSTON, Texas (June 13, 2018) — The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology (MIAT), has awarded four local aviation technology students with the Inaugural Paul Downs Memorial Aviation Scholarship. Students Amare Biftu, Johnny Castro, Serge Fotso, and Serges Kenfack each received a $500 scholarship that will be applied toward their tuition for the MIAT Houston campus early summer session that begins on June 20.
All scholarship applicants were required to submit an essay, a transcript of their grades at MIAT, and other documentation for review by MIAT’s scholarship committee. Biftu, a native of Ethiopia who became a U.S. citizen, has completed 2100 hours in MIAT’s Aviation Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Technician Program. He has a 3.67 grade point average. Castro, who relocated to Texas from New York about a year ago, has completed 534 hours and has a GPA of 3.92. Fotso, who has been a long-time aviation buff, has completed 534 hours of technical training and has a 3.46 GPA. Kenfack, an aspiring pilot, has completed 562.25 hours and has a 3.94 GPA. (more…)