Tom Pagnano Memorial Scholarship

The Reno-Tahoe Aviation Group will award scholarships on

March 4, 2023.

Amounts to be determined.

To apply for the 2023 scholarships, please return to this page in December 2022. 

To donate to the scholarship fund, please click "Donate".

NOTE: All applicants must be paid RTAG members.

Dues cost $20 per year. Click here to pay your dues.

Don't have a PayPal account? Click the "Donate" button and then click 'Pay with Debit or Credit Card'.


Tom Pagnano was an active member of the Reno-Tahoe Aviation Group. One of his passions was flying and he loved giving young people the opportunity to learn to fly.


Sadly, he passed away on April 30th, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. You can read his obituary here:

In 2015, the RTAG Board of Directors created the Tom Pagnano Memorial Scholarship, honoring Tom by helping young people learn how to fly.


In 2016, the RTAG Board of Directors successfully renamed the old CAP building on the east side of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport after Tom Pagnano. The plaque below hung in that building until the building was slated for demolition. 

Tom had many friends in the aviation community and he is greatly missed. 

Who was Tom Pagnano?