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Shelly Szepanski Memorial Flight Scholarship (Deadline: April 11, 2019)

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Who Can Apply:

  • Female
  • Enrolled in a science-related degree program (preference for wildlife biology or natural resources).
  • Passed FAA written flight test and medical exam.
  • Pursuit of flying as a part of science-related career goals.
  • Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in the University of Alaska system and demonstrate financial need.
  • Prior year awardees are eligible to reapply.


  • Complete the online application for the Shelly Szepanski Scholarship
  • Essay. Upload an essay that is approximately 1,000 words. Describe your background, your educational and professional goals, how flying is relevant to these goals, and your specific qualifications for this scholarship.
  • Letters of recommendation. Upload two letters of recommendation.
  • Resume. Upload resume and/or summary of work experience, activities, personal interests or community service participation.
  • Transcripts. Upload official transcripts from all relevant institutions. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.
  • Upload a copy of FAA written exam results and current FAA medical certificate.
  • Statement of Financial Need. Upload a document that details the specific costs of your education and flight training. Include other sources of support, income, expenses and any mitigating circumstances regarding your financial need.

Deadline: April 11, 2019

Amount: $5,000