Minnesota Business Aviation Association Awards Gordon B. Hoff Scholarship to Northland Student Nicholas Zingraf

Zingraf receives the association’s most prominent award of $5,000

Northland Aviation Maintenance Technology student Nicholas Zingraf.

September 23, 2021 — Northland student Nicholas Zingraf has been awarded the Gordon B. Hoff $5,000 scholarship from the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA). This scholarship is the single award granted to an Aviation Maintenance Technology student by the MBAA annually.

A second-year student from Hawley, MN, Zingraf is pursuing an A.A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Technology and will graduate in the spring of 2022.

“It is an incredible honor to receive this award--not just monetarily, but to be recognized for my work is a huge compliment,” shares Zingraf. “Because I gained quite a bit of experience in the workforce before coming to Northland, I hope that on top of my education, I can bring a professional attitude, troubleshooting skills, and leadership abilities to my new career.”

Richard Chapman, Northland Aviation Maintenance Technology instructor, describes Zingraf as a natural leader and ardent student. “Nick is truly an asset to Northland’s AMT program and will bring his superior work ethic and positive attitude to the profession. He takes pride in his work and strives for the best output every day.”

The Minnesota Business Aviation Association has been an advocate for business aviation since 1955, with over 600 current members from all different aspects of the aviation industry. They are committed to supporting current and future leaders in business aviation and helping to retain talented and dedicated professionals in the industry. The MBAA offers The Gordon B. Hoff Scholarship to one student annually who shows a strong commitment to pursuing a maintenance career within the business aviation field.

Northland Community and Technical College (Northland) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Northland also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and a satellite site in Roseau, Minnesota. Northland offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. Northland is a member of Minnesota State, the third-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit www.northlandcollege.edu or call 1.800.959.6282.

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