Whirly-Girls Scholarship applications open

Whirly-Girls Scholarship applications open 20 Sep, 16, Source: Whirly-Girls

It’s Scholarship Season! The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc. (WGSF, Inc.) is proud to announce that Whirly-Girl members in good standing as at September 20, 2016 can now apply for a wide range of Scholarships for 2017.

Applications are currently being accepted and will close on October 1, 2016.

Whirly-Girls is an organization of over 1900 female helicopter pilots in 45 countries and continues to grow as women become increasingly active in helicopter aviation.

The Whirly-Girls are pleased to continue to offer an Add-on Flight Training Scholarship for female pilots rated in aircraft other than helicopters.

This scholarship, funded by the WGSF, Inc., is awarded to a certificated female pilot who does not currently have a helicopter rating and provides $8,000 to be applied towards earning her add-on helicopter rating. The applicant will be evaluated for evidence of intent to work in the helicopter industry. Requirements: the applicant must be an auxiliary member in good standing at the time of application submission, award of scholarship, and during scholarship training, and must have joined the Whirly-Girls as an auxiliary member no later than September 20, 2016. The scholarship must be completed by December 31, 2017.

Since 1968, the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has awarded over 300 scholarships. In 2016, the organization awarded 28 scholarships exceeding a total value of $175,000 to well-deserving applicants.

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