Aviation for Women

JUL-AUG 2018

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J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 Aviation forWomen 27 Juanita "Jenny" Falck was awarded the Bunny M. Connors Memorial Scholar- ship at WAI 2018. typed and double-spaced), addressing the follow- ing topics: 1. Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in becoming a professional airline pilot? 2. Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study. 3. Describe your community involvement and volunteer work. 4. What are your long-term and short-term career goals? 5. Why do you feel Alaska Airlines should select you to receive this scholarship? (Scholarship value $2,500) American Airlines Educational Scholarship American Airlines will award a $5,000 educational scholarship to a qualified WAI member. Applicants must have a high school diploma, have willingness to develop skills leading to a career as a professional airline pilot, be at least 18 years of age at the date of applicaƟon, and be enrolled in a private pilot ground school course or have logged flight Ɵme with a cerƟ- fied flight instructor. The funds may be used for flight training including private pilot, instrument, multi - engine, commercial, instructor, or ATP. Funds are not applicable toward a sport or recreaƟonal pilot cer- Ɵficate. In addiƟon to WAI applicaƟon requirements, candidates must address the following quesƟons: 1. How would this scholarship help you achieve your career goals? 2. Why did you apply for this scholarship? 3. How have you demonstrated your involvement with WAI? (Scholarship value $5,000) AOPA Student Pilot Scholarship Since 1939, the AircraŌ Owners and Pilots Associa- tion (AOPA) has worked to keep general aviation fun, safe, and affordable. As part of its commitment to growing the pilot populaƟon, AOPA will award a $3,000 scholarship to a WAI member pursuing a pri- vate, recreaƟonal, or sport pilot cerƟficate. The recipient will be chosen based on merit, in- cluding previous accomplishments, ability to set and achieve goals, involvement in general aviaƟon, and commitment to compleƟng flight training. If the ap- plicant is a full-Ɵme student enrolled in high school, an accredited flight program, or an accredited col- lege or university, he/she must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. In addiƟon to the essay outlined in the WAI schol- arship requirements, the applicant must include a separate essay (300 words) expressing his/her thoughts on general aviaƟon's role in supporƟng the nation and local communities. The applicant must also have obtained a student pilot cerƟficate by the scholarship applicaƟon deadline and provide a copy of the cerƟficate. Applicants must be U.S. ciƟzens. Funds will be paid directly to the recipient and must be used within one year of the award. (Scholarship value $3,000) Blackburn Northwest Flight Scholarships (4) Blackburn Family is offering four $10,000 flight scholarships to men and women whose primary res- idence is located in the Pacific Northwest. In addi- tion to the four $10,000 flight scholarships, Black- burn Family is encouraging aƩendance at the 2019 InternaƟonal Women in AviaƟon Conference in Long Beach, California, March 14-16, by providing travel and lodging (up to $1,000) for each recipient. Ap- plicants must be U.S. ciƟzens and legal residents of Washington, Oregon, Montana, or Idaho. Blackburn Family Northwest Flight Scholarships are open to men and women ages 18 to 34 who have flown solo within the 12 months preceding applying for this scholarship and are working toward achieving flight training for any category, class, or raƟng. Applicants must provide a copy of their solo endorsement and/ or medical cerƟficate with the applicaƟon. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school of your choice and must be used within 12 months of the award. By submiƫng an applicaƟon, schol- arship recipients agree to send Claude Blackburn a short email update each month describing their previous month's flight training highlights and a c o py of th eir r e c ent flight log entries until the $10,000 is used. (Scholarship value $10,000 each) Bombardier Aircraft Training 2019 Learjet 75 Type- Rating Scholarship In memory of Richard E. Blose, Learjet instruc- tor pilot at the Bombar- dier Customer Train - ing located at the DFW Airport, Texas. Bombardier Customer Training is proud to offer a scholarship for a LR75 type-raƟng course. Upon successful comple- Ɵon of the LR75 pilot iniƟal training course, the recip- ient will be able to conduct a 100 percent type raƟng checkride in the Learjet 75 simulator. The scholar- ship winner must, as a minimum, hold a private pi- lot cer tificate with multiengine and instrument- airplane raƟngs. The course is 16 days and will be conducted in Dal- las, Texas. The scholarship winner is responsible for all lodging and travel costs. The scholarship award must be started within one year of the scholarship award date. Customer support informaƟon for ho- tels and rental cars is available by calling 1-888-679- 4200 or via direct line to Shelly at 469-791-6458. (Scholarship value $45,700) Bunny M. Connors Memorial Scholarship Bunny M. Connors was a career respiratory thera- pist at several hospitals in the North Andover, Mas- sachuseƩs, area. She later chose to pursue her life- long dream of flying. She became a flight instructor, JOHN RIEDEL

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