Skip to content

Flight Path Museum LAX announces scholarship winners
Awardees aim for careers in aviation and aerospace

For more information, contact:
Agnes Huff, Agnes Huff Communications Group
(310) 902-8131;

LOS ANGELES – (November 29, 2022) – Flight Path Museum LAX and its sponsorship partners are
awarding $15,000 in scholarships to six promising students pursuing higher education and careers in
aviation and aerospace. The awards were finalized after a competitive application process and review,
according to Agnes Huff, PhD, Flight Path Board president.
Finalists and their school affiliations are Nguyen Bui, Mt. San Antonio College, winner of the $2,500
Atlas Air Scholarship; Shantal Bustamante, CP Aviation flight school, awarded the $2,500 Howard
Drollinger Scholarship; Hanna Hashem, Cal Poly Pomona, winner of the $2,500 Polar Air Scholarship;
Gabriel Payan, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, receiving the $2,000 Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr.
Scholarship; Matthew Sieger, Cal Poly Pomona, winner of the $500 Anton Acherman Scholarship; and
Yuriy Volynskyy, Glendale Community College, awarded the $5,000 Morrey Plotkin Scholarship.
“These annual scholarships continue to provide valuable assistance and motivation for promising
students,” said Huff. “We are grateful for our scholarship benefactors who so generously make this
financial aid available for those pursuing education and careers in aviation and aerospace,”
Flight Path’s Pete Conrad Scholarship was named for the Apollo 12 and Gemini 11 astronaut who walked
on the moon and set a space endurance record. The Anton Acherman Scholarship, created in memory of
distinguished mechanical engineer Anton Acherman, is funded by his family, friends, and airport area
The Morrey Plotkin Scholarship perpetuates the legacy of Flight Path’s founding chairman and is funded
by his family. The Howard Drollinger Scholarship, funded by his family foundation, honors Drollinger’s
support of aviation education, decorated service as a World War II Army Air Corps navigator, and
business leadership in the LAX area.
The Polar Air and Atlas Air scholarships were established by these all-cargo air carriers to provide
opportunities for more students to pursue careers in aviation and/or air cargo.
About Flight Path Museum LAX
Located in the former Imperial Terminal at 6661 W. Imperial Highway, LA, CA 90045, Flight Path

Museum LAX is operated by nonprofit Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California in cooperation
with Los Angeles World Airports, the agency which operates Los Angeles International Airport and Van
Nuys Airport. For more information, visit the website at and follow us at Instagram &
Twitter @flightpathlax and Facebook at @flightpathmuseum.  


Skip to content