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Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship (Deadline: November 12, 2018)

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Who Can Apply: Women in Aviation International (WAI) in partnership with J. Elliot Marketing (Nipomo, CA), offer a $2,500 flight training scholarship in memory of Christine Reed. Christine never completed her flight training. She loved airplanes and loved airports, and she attempted to become a private pilot. Christine passed away unexpectedly at the age of 32 and was never able to complete her flight training.

Many pilots never forget their first “solo” because it’s such a momentous occasion in the process of becoming a pilot. It gives an aspiring pilot a great deal of confidence for overcoming all of the hurdles in the first stages of becoming a pilot. It sets the stage for an aspiring pilot to transition from student pilot to “solo” pilot to private pilot.  And becoming a private pilot is the first major step towards a life in general aviation and/or becoming a professional pilot.

  • The Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship is open to women ages 16-30 that have soloed within the last six months preceding applying for this scholarship and are working towards their recreational, sport pilot, or private pilot certificate.
  • Applicants must provide a copy of their solo endorsement with the application.
  • Preference will be given to New Jersey, Illinois, and Arizona residents but all applicants will be considered.
  • Fund will be paid directly to the flight school of your choice.

Submission: In addition to WAI requirements submit a 1-2 page essay (remember, concise is always nice) that explains “Why I Love to Fly.”

Deadline: November 12, 2018

Amount: $2,500

Learn More: https://www.wai.org/education/scholarships/2019/christine-reed-memorial-flight-scholarship