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New Mid-Year WAI Scholarship Winners Announced

$73,000 in scholarships awarded

Through a donor who wishes to be anonymous, Women in Aviation International has awarded an additional $73,000 in 17 individual scholarships to be put toward flight and aviation maintenance training. These scholarships winners are:

WAI Private Pilot Scholarship ($5,000 each): Madison Coutu, Toronto, Ontario; Kourtnie A Robin, Slidell, Louisiana; Rachel A Obajtek, Tehachapi, California; Aurora E Enriquez, Bozeman, Montana; Morgan D Sandstrom, Centerville, Ohio.

WAI Instrument Certificate Scholarship ($5,000 each): Melissa Diaz Cooper, Kailua, Hawaii; Shana Bartell, Cedar City, Utah; Maria Hall, Kerrville, Texas.

WAI CFI Certificate Scholarship ($3,000 each): Lauren Lynn Sherrick, Racine, Wisconsin; Sarah Corbin, Anchorage, Alaska.

WAI CFII Rating Scholarship ($5,000): Trimbi M. Szabo, Broomfield, Colorado.

WAI Multi Engine Rating Scholarship ($3,000 each): Morgan M. Gillespie, Prescott, Arizona; Gabrielle F. Palmas, Phoenix, Arizona; Theodore W. Johnson, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Meira Leonard, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Aircraft Maintenance Technician Scholarship ($5,000 each): Erin Walling, Beavercreek, Ohio; Jodie A. Gawthrop, Westfield, Indiana.

“As always, we’re grateful to the generous companies and individuals who participate by their contributions to our scholarship program,” says WAI President Peggy Chabrian. “These donors literally change the lives of our members and help guide them on a clear path to a career in aviation.”

Scholarships that will be awarded at the 2020 International Women in Aviation Conference to be held from March 5-7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, will be announced and posted at by July 1, 2019.


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