Erik Gates Scholarship


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Jan 19, 2009
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The Tripoli Rocketry Association is a 501(c)(3) corporation involved in supporting hobby rocketry. One component of its charter is the furthering of educational opportunities that are part of this high tech hobby.

As one part of this mission, the Tripoli Rocketry Association has created a scholarship fund in honor of past Director; Erik Gates. Erik lived a full and active life. His contributions to promote high powered rocketry and represent our hobby in a professional and positive manner will forever be appreciated. Erik’s tragic death was the catalyst that set into motion the creation of the Erik Gates Memorial Scholarship Fund.

This fund will be used to annually award an educational scholarship to assist in the continued education of the award recipient.

If you or a family member is interested in pursuing this scholarship please look at the eligibility requirements and information on how to submit an application located on the Tripoli website: click on the “About” tab on the home page.

Application submissions must be postmarked by June 1.

There is a mechanism on that page for making online donations to the scholarship fund. You will make a lasting tribute to Erik Gates when you contribute as well as helping educate our community.