"Women in Aviation International (WAI) in partnership with J. Elliot Marketing (Nipomo, CA), offer a $2,500 flight training scholarship in memory of Christine Reed. Christine never completed her flight training. She loved airplanes and loved airports, and she attempted to become a private pilot. Christine passed away unexpectedly at the age of 32 and was never able to complete her flight training.Many pilots never forget their first “solo” because it’s such a momentous occasion in the process of becoming a pilot. It gives an aspiring pilot a great deal of confidence for overcoming all of the hurdles in the first stages of becoming a pilot. It sets the stage for an aspiring pilot to transition from student pilot to “solo” pilot to private pilot. And becoming a private pilot is the first major step towards a life in general aviation and/or becoming a professional pilot.The Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship is open to women ages 16-30 that have soloed within the last six months preceding applying for this scholarship and are working towards their recreational, sport pilot, or private pilot certificate. Applicants must provide a copy of their solo endorsement with the application. Preference will be given to New Jersey, Illinois, and Arizona residents but all applicants will be considered. Fund will be paid directly to the flight school of your choice.In addition to WAI requirements submit a 1-2 page essay (remember, concise is always nice) that explains "Why I Love to Fly."