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High Flight Aviation Scholarship

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The High Flight Aviation Scholarship was founded in memory of aviation legend Ed Bowlin. Prior to his passing, Ed and his wife, Connie, were known for encouraging and helping people achieve their flying goals. The intent of this scholarship is to provide an avenue to make a difference in the life of one deserving person who is pursuing their dream in the world of aviation.  Funds may be used toward obtaining a Private Pilot certificate or higher up to and including an ATP. Applicants should address their career aspirations with clear, concise examples of how they have achieved their goals in academic/work/personal life in their essay. Must submit a training plan outlining where/how the funds will be spent. If a student you must demonstrate a degree of scholastic achievement with a 3.0 grade point average or above. Do not need to be a student to apply. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspirations and dedication and will be interview by one or more panel members of this scholarship by phone. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are involved with one of the following:  an EAA Chapter, Candler Field Youth Program, Civil Air Patrol, or a similar organization. In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive $500 for travel/lodging to the next Women in Aviation Conference being held in Lake Buena Vista Florida March 5 – 6, 2020. The recipient will be required to remain engaged with panel members of this scholarship providing periodic reports on progress.

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