Our 2023 Financial Scholarship Recipients
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"I am a proud Latina, a hard worker, I do not give up easily, and I have demonstrated resilience and a love for helping others. My personal goal is to prove to everyone that this career is possible if you have the passion, determination, and willingness to work hard."
"My dream to become an airline pilot started at the age of 5 when I witnessed the Queen of the skies get airborne right before my eyes. That was the beginning of an incredible journey. I continue to aspire to become an airline pilot and work towards it day by day, hour by hour, and I don't allow the effects of COVID-19 to get me down."
"I am proud of the growth and progress I have seen within myself from becoming a student pilot to now. Coming from no aviation background, I was afraid this endeavor would be too challenging, but I have proved myself capable of doing anything that I set my mind to!"
"I decided to take an introductory flight and fell in love with flying on that clear-skied day. I knew I had to follow my dream of becoming an airline pilot. I am now on track to become the first female to graduate from my flight school as a private pilot to a CFI. I am proud that despite the obstacles I've faced, I preserved and didn't give up."
"The bravest thing I have ever said was "I want to be a pilot!" I say this because the reaction I got after uttering those words before my high school's career advisor and my father was full-blown laughter. We (women) are taught not to dream big. Despite this reaction, I still decided to pursue my dream."
"This scholarship opportunity would help me work towards reaching my goal of being a CFI, something that I have looked forward to doing since starting out at Ohio University. I remember always looking up to the instructors at the airport and cannot believe I am almost to that stage in my aviation career!"
"I am passionate about promoting the aviation industry to other girls. I've met a lot of people in the industry who have helped and supported me, and become mentors. Through leadership positions, connections, and involvement, I hope to inspire and help other people reach their goals in the aviation industry."
"My journey to becoming a pilot is not typical, but I'm thankful for the experience I've had as a young adult that brought me to my passion of flying. I'm elated to continue my journey as an instructor and accomplish my dream of returning to the airlines as a First Officer that can inspire the next aviator."