Mrs. Jan Bodas established this scholarship in loving memory of her husband, Daniel L. Bodas, to benefit students graduating from Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High School in Eveleth, Minnesota, who are pursuing technical trade certifications or associates of applied sciences degrees. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing automotive or aviation mechanics.
Dan graduated from Gilbert High School in 1963 and joined the United States Air Force the next day. He served as a jet engine mechanic and engine test cell specialist in England and Libya. After his term of service in the Air Force, Dan lived an adventuresome life working in aviation mechanics all over the world including Turkey, Ethiopia, Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, the Antilles, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Spain, Portugal, Majorca, and the Azores. After his career, he retired to his farm in the Ozarks to hunt and fish.
Dan was a beloved husband, a modest and generous man, and he lived each day by his personal motto, “Just keep going.” Mrs. Bodas hopes that this scholarship in Dan’s memory will lead to opportunity and adventure for future generations of mechanics in all fields.
- Must be a graduating senior from Eveleth-Gilbert High School in Eveleth, Minnesota;
- Must have demonstrated financial need;
- Must be pursuing a technical certification or associates of applied sciences degree at an accredited institution;
- Preference will be given to students pursuing certification or degrees in automotive or aviation mechanics.
- Please note that there is NO minimum academic performance (GPA, ACT Score, Class Rank, etc.) required to be eligible for this scholarship even though the application includes questions about academics. This scholarship is intended for students who are pursuing trade careers.
Up to $3,000 per academic year.
Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for one additional years of funding. A third year of funding will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Applications due February 24.
- Resume: Attach a resume detailing school-related activities, community involvement, work history, and/or family responsibilities;
- High school transcript for grades 9 - 12 with GPA and grading scale;
- FAFSA Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount;
- Reference Letter from your industrial technology (or similar trade) teacher;
- Personal Essay: Attach an essay of approximately 500 words that details your passion for your planned career field.
To apply for the Daniel L. Bodas Technical Scholarship
To renew the Daniel L. Bodas Technical Scholarship