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Bruce Matthews Scholarship

Scholarship Basics

The North Carolina Airports Association is pleased to announce a scholarship in the memory of Bruce Matthews who was a dedicated employee of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation. This scholarship recognizes his distinguished aviation career and his dedication to the students of North Carolina State University.

Interested undergraduate and graduate college students should complete the online application and return the application along with a copy of your official NCSU transcript, resume and cover letter to: North Carolina Airports Association, Emily Winberg, Association Business Manager, 592 Isle of Palms Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. Email:


Applicants must be citizens of the United States and must be a permanent resident of North Carolina. The applicant must be enrolled at NC State in a program leading to a bachelor's degree in a transportation-related field, preferably in a civil engineering curriculum.

Applicants may be:

  • Undergraduates with at least one full semester remaining before graduation.
  • Undergraduates who will enter NCSU graduate school in the fall of the scholarship year.
  • Graduate students with at least one semester remaining before graduation.
  • The applicant is eligible to receive the award only one time.
  • The applicant must submit a copy of his/her official NCSU transcript, a resume, and a cover letter.

Amount & Use of Funds

The amount of the annual scholarship is up to $3,000. A check payable to NC State and the student will be presented at the conference for use by the student for any expenses related to his/her needs in completing their degree for the upcoming summer or fall semesters once your tuition is paid. Prior to award, NCAA will verify that the student is still enrolled at NCSU.

Applicant Evaluation

Each applicant will be evaluated as described below:

  • Academic record including grade point averages and courses taken.
  • Activities and honors, work experience, leadership positions, and distinguishing qualifications.
  • Career goals, clarity of ambitions, grammar, spelling, and neatness.
  • Personal Interview. If requested by the review committee, a selection of applicants may be invited for an interview to be held in the Raleigh area. This interview will be a subjective evaluation of the applicant's attitude toward college and the transportation and/or engineering profession, the ability to communicate, and personal appearance.

Applications for the Matthews Scholarship will open in the Fall.

Apply for the Matthews Scholarship