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Jerrie Mock-The Spirit of Columbus Scholarship

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Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world. Born in 1925 and became one of the first female aeronautical engineering students at Ohio State University.  On March 19, 1964, Jerrie, then a Bexley resident and mother of three, climbed into her single-engine Cessna, "Spirit of Columbus," and took off from Port Columbus International Airport. She landed safely back at Port Columbus on April 17, after 29 days and more than 23,000 miles.  On September 30, 2014, Jerrie passed away at her home in Florida at the age of 88.  This $1,775 scholarship is to be used for initial flight training and must be used within a year of receiving award.

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