In honor of Brig Gen Charles "Chuck" Yeager, legendary WWII Fighter Ace, Vietnam combat pilot, USAF test pilot, and the first human to exceed Mach 1 and Mach 2 and more extraordinary accomplishments. WAI is honored to announce scholarship in Yeager's name. Just like the American icon that bears its name, this $1,000 scholarship, provided by the General Chuck Yeager's Legacy Foundation, will be offered to a deserving WAI member who shows tenacity and dedication by constructively overcoming obstacles that could have impeded their ability to advance in their aviation goals.
Applicants must meet all WAI scholarship requirements as well as submit a 500-word essay answering at least one of the following questions:
1. Which of Gen Yeager's obstacles to his great contributions to our country most inspires you, and why?
2. Which of Gen Yeager's test or combat missions do you think demonstrated creative or independent problem solving? Give an example of one of your own situations where you were creative in problem solving.
3. How do you (or have you, or could you) do things that serve our great country and our nation's continued freedoms, and how does that compare with one of Gen Yeager's contributions?