EAA and the 99s will award a $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to provide a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during the 2014 calendar year) with financial support for flight training through first solo and beyond.
99s President Martha Phillips will award the scholarship during WomenVenture activities at Oshkosh on 7/30/14. Funding for the scholarship was provided to the 99s from the 2013 Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Grant and the Ventura County Chapter of the 99s. First prize of $3,000 will be paid in installments to the winner’s selected flight-training program.
All applications must include a 500-word essay describing why the applicant wants to learn to fly, how she will apply her training, and her future goals. Membership in the Ninety-Nines and proof of financial need are not required as part of the application. Applications should be submitted by 7/10/14 through the EAA web site http://www.eaa.org/support/scholarships.asp.
We are advertising this scholarship through a variety of aviation association newsletters. In addition EAA will be marketing the scholarship on its web site and in its publications.
Susan Liebeler, International & Ventura County 99s Fundraising Chair