The Hubert L. "Hooks" Jones Chapter Tuskegee Airmen and the Power Technical Early College (PTEC) was established to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American men who served our country with distinction during World War II. These men made an impact on society that went beyond their military service and the purpose of the scholarship is to continue their impact on future generations. The Tuskegee Airmen were patriotic, disciplined and competitive. Most importantly, they represented the principle of fairness to all. PTEC hopes that recipients of this scholarship will be inspired by these men and will help honor their legacy by adopting these same values in their lives.
Power Technical Early College (PTEC) will provide needs-based scholarship awards for any students enrolled in PTEC who have expressed the intent to seek employment in the trades after graduation. All recipients must be students who have shown the aptitude, personal discipline, and determination to succeed that are the hallmarks of successful tradespersons. Donor requests that actual examples of personal handiwork such as shop projects, model aircraft or rockets, mechanical inventions or repairs to vehicles or equipment be given emphasis in determining student aptitude and selecting winners. African American students, male or female, are particularly encouraged to apply, however no particular race or ethnicity is required to be eligible for an award.