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"Promoting the Past, Present, and Future of Ohio State Aviation"
A Chartered Alumni Society of The Ohio State University Alumni Association Inc.
 Outstanding OSU Alumni Society:  2017, 2018, 2019
HomeAviation Student Leadership Award

2019 Aviation Student Leadership Award

2018 Award winner Austin Green (OSU Flight Team) with AAS President John Ginley


The OSU Aviation Alumni Society "OSU Aviation Student Leadership Award" recognizes one OSU Aviation student each year who best exhibits the qualities of leadership in an OSU Aviation student organization. Based upon nominations submitted by the aviation student organization advisors, the Aviation Alumni Society Board of Governors selects the recipient to be presented the award at the OSU Center for Aviation Studies Annual Aviation Student Night Program.

Only OSU Aviation student organization advisors are eligible to submit a nomination, and the they are invited to do so.


has been defined as the ability to motivate others to willingly follow a vision and act upon it to achieve the vision.  

Leadership qualities include: integrity, perseverance, magnanimity, humility, openness, creativity, fairness, assertiveness, sense of humor, intelligence, self-confidence, and effective communication.


  • Declared Aviation Major
  • Junior or Senior rank
  • Active membership in at least one of the OSU Aviation Student Organizations:
    • Alpha Eta Rho (AHP)
    • American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
    • Buckeyes for OSU Airport (BOSA)
    • National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA)
    • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)
    • OSU Flight Team (OSUFT)
    • Veterans in Aviation (VIA)
    • Women in Aviation International (WAI)
  • The student representative to the AAS Board of Governors and previous recipients are ineligible

2019 Award Amount: $1,000



  • Nominations open: Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Nominaton submittal deadline: Friday,  March 1, 2019
  • The 2019 Aviation Student Night Program is at the Columbus Zoo, 4850 W Powell Rd, Tuesday, April 9, 6-9 pm.  

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Non-Members:  After clicking on "Nominate a Student" above and completing and saving the "Contact Information" page,
you will be taken to the "Nominee Information" page to submit the nomination. 

The Aviation Alumni Society has been formed to promote the advancement of the best interests of The Ohio State University Aviation Program, by providing fellowship and the furtherance of professional relationships among alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Society; and to further the development of Aviation Students in their career paths.

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