Girls With Wings Summer Scholarship: Two Awards

Young female pilot with Super CubGirls With Wings, Inc., announces its 7th Scholarship Program for a future Girl With Wings to include an additional iteration for Summer 2012. Girls With Wings has traditionally given out a Private Pilot Scholarship to help defray the cost of flight training lessons in pursuit of a private pilot certificate. This scholarship is targeting individuals who have soloed but have not completed the Private Pilot Course. In addition, the second scholarship offered by Girls With Wings is the Dreams Take Flight Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to introduce the world of aviation to someone that has dreams of a career in aviation and would benefit from experiencing the joy of flight. The award of this scholarship is intended to fund introductory flight training to encourage achievement of a stated goal, whether as a pilot or in another field of study.  There is no prerequisite flight training required for this scholarship, just enthusiasm and the desire to learn.

The application requires an essay with photo stating why the applicant believes she is a role model for Girl With Wings, to include her motivation, inspirations and future plans. Entries are to be received between May 1st and June 30st, 2012. The awardees agree to submit three updates with pictures taken during flight training and a final essay summarizing how the scholarship helped her, what she learned and her intent to continue her work as a Girls With Wings role model. This spring’s winners include Alaina Kappner, who has nearly completed her Private Pilot Flight training. The three winning essays are available on the GWW site.  Full details at

Girls With Wings focuses its efforts on introducing young girls to their role models in aviation-related occupations. Website activities and inspirational stories of women involved in various fields of aviation will motivate girls to pursue their own skyward adventures.

GIRLS WITH WINGS, INC: A nonprofit organization using aviation to entertain and educate girls about their limitless opportunities for personal growth via an interactive website and presentations to girls groups and organizations. The scholarships are funded through private donations. If you wish to schedule a presentation, make a contribution or receive further details regarding our program, please contact Lynda Meeks at or 216.577.6131.

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For more information, visit or contact:

Lynda Meeks, Executive Director
Ph: 216.577.6131

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