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 29 2. Why did you apply for this scholarship? 3. What aviaƟon acƟviƟes/organizaƟons have you been involved in? (Scholarship value $5,000 each) 2019 FedEx Express Boeing 767 Type Rating Scholarship (2) FedEx Express will award a B-767 type raƟng to two qualified female pilots who are WAI members. The training program will include all ap- propriate materials, and will be in Memphis, Tennessee, in fall 2019. Applicants must have commercial, instrument, and mulƟengine cer- Ɵficates; minimum of 1,500 hours' total flight Ɵme; passed a FAA ATP wriƩen within the last two years; and hold a current first-class FAA medical cerƟficate. A candidate's early withdrawal from the course or failure to secure the type rating does not ob - ligate FedEx to offer any remedial training or an- other opportunity to attend the course. The type rating is limited to the named recipient and is non- transferable. There is no cash equivalent for the type-rating program. In addiƟon to the minimum WAI scholarship appli- cation requirements, candidates must address the following quesƟons within their 500-word essay: 1. How would this scholarship help you achieve your career goals? 2. Describe what the FedEx phrase "Absolutely Pos- iƟvely Overnight" means to you. (Scholarship value $25,000 each) flyGIRL Scholarship The flyGIRL scholarship is open to fe- male U.S. citizens of any age with an interest in aviation. The scholar- ship money will be paid directly to the flight school and must be used within one year of re- ceipt. It can be used for the private pilot cerƟficate or any advanced cer- Ɵficate or raƟng. Include in your es- say why you should be awarded the funds and spe- cifically what the funds will be used for. A personal meeƟng or phone interview may also be required. (Scholarship value $2,500) GIFT of Flight Scholarship Open to female U.S. ciƟzen applicants only T hi s s c h o l ar ship o f fe r s f i ve f r e e flight hours at the GIFT Academy in Vernon, Texas. Travel will be at the expense of the winner and will take place at F05 in Texas. Training dates will be coordinated in advance subject to CFI avail- ability. Applicants must be a student pilot or above and hold at least a student pilot cer tif icate and medical cerƟficate. Must have one leƩer of recom- mendaƟon from someone who has flown with you. Be an acƟve member of the LIFT Facebook group. (Ladies in Flight Training—LIFT is a Facebook page dedicated to the posiƟve encouragement and sup- port of women in all phases of flight training.) The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving member of the page to assist ladies in earning their wings! All monies will be paid directly to the school and must be used within one year. (Scholarship value approximately $500) HFI Commercial Helicopter Pilot Rating Scholarship This scholarship provides $5,000 to a recipient who wants to aƩain com- mercial helicopter ratings. Appli- cants must already have their private pilot certificate and be enrolled in a commercial helicopter raƟng program at an FAA- approved Part 141 school or internaƟonal equivalent. (Scholarship value $5,000) High Flight Aviation Scholarship The High Flight AviaƟon Scholarship was founded in memory of aviation legend Ed Bowlin. Prior to his passing, Ed and his wife, Connie, were known for en- couraging and helping p e o p l e a c hi e ve th ei r flying goals. The intent of this scholarship is to provide an avenue to make a di f fe r e n c e in the life of one deserv- ing person who is pur- s u i n g t h e i r d r e a m i n the world of aviation. Funds may be used to- ward obtaining a pri - vate pilot cerƟficate or higher up to and includ- ing an ATP. Applicants should provide an essay with clear, concise examples of how they have achieved their career aspiraƟons in academic, work, and personal life. Applicants must submit a training plan outlin- ing where and how the funds will be spent. Student applicants must have an average GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspiraƟons, and dedicaƟon, and will be interviewed by one or more panel mem- bers of this scholarship by phone. Special consideraƟon will be given to applicants who are involved with organizaƟons such as an EAA chapter, Candler Field Youth Program, Civil Air Pa- trol, or similar. The recipient will receive $500 for travel/lodging to the WAI 2019 Conference in Long Beach, California, on March 14-16. The recipient will be required to remain engaged with panel members of this scholarship providing periodic reports on progress. (Scholarship value $1,000) Submit MAILED ApplicaƟons Only Submit ONLINE ApplicaƟons Only NEW for 2019 NEW for 2019 NEW for 2019 Angela Jennings (leŌ) and Heather Kelly (right) were awarded B-767 type raƟngs by FedEx Express in 2018. JOHN RIEDEL

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