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Yukiko Howell Memorial S.T.E.M. Scholarship

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The Washington State Chapter of Women in Aviation, International (WAI) offers a $1500 scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) education in memory of Yukiko Howell. Yukiko taught math, science, and Japanese language for many years at Annie Wright School, a private school in Tacoma, Washington. After obtaining her private pilot certificate, Yukiko taught weekly aviation lessons at her school, including the basics of flying. She advocated aviation in her school lessons, emphasizing math and science proficiency as a means to achieve an exciting aviation career. She used her own flight training and flight experience to motivate her students. Yukiko was a volunteer for the WAI Washington State Chapter scholarship committee and at our local education and outreach events. Applicant’s Additional Qualifications and Requirements: In addition to all WAI requirements, the applicant shall - be pursuing higher education towards a S.T.E.M. career or continuing education S.T.E.M. classes - be enrolled in an accredited institution (includes 2- and 4-year colleges, technical institutes, certificate programs) - have experience volunteering in S.T.E.M. or aviation-related events and/or WAI activities in the previous year - in the WAI essay, the applicant shall discuss detailed explanations of his/her career plans, goals, and volunteer experiences. Scholarship Criteria: 1.The scholarship must be expensed within one year of receipt. 2. The scholarship will be paid directly to an accredited program / institution. 3. The scholarship may be applied to tuition, books, or laboratory fees. Notes: 1. S.T.E.M. careers include, but are not limited to, science, engineering, air traffic controller, avionics technician, dispatch certification, aircraft mechanic, meteorologist, educator for S.T.E.M. 2. Funds may not be used for housing, transportation, flight training, meals or incidental expenses.

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