VADM Currier always loved flying more than any aspect of his 38 year Coast Guard career. For this reason, his wife, Mary Jane Currier, has established the Vice Admiral John P Currier Aviation Scholarship at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) – so that others may experience the dream of learning to fly.
John Currier pursued his passion for aviation by earning his private pilot’s license as a teenager living in his native Maine. His first solo flight was in a Cessna 150 in 1971. He later received his single engine sea (SES) rating in a 90 horse power Piper J-3 Cub on floats. When John retired from the Coast Guard, he and his wife returned to their beloved Traverse City. On more than one occasion he expressed to his family, as well as many in the local Coast Guard retired community, of his desire to establish an aviation scholarship at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. His goal was to assist other young people in their pursuit of aviation in much the same way that he had done in the early 1970s.
To donate, go to the following link which takes you directly to the NMC Foundation, John P. Currier Scholarship donation page. The Northwestern Michigan College Foundation administers this fund, will acknowledge your donation and provide the necessary forms for any 501(c)3 tax deduction. CGAA has no role in administering the scholarship.