Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) will award more than $90,000 in training scholarships to 17 aviation professionals at its annual scholarship luncheon on October 22 during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando.
"WCA has had an incredible year raising $96,070 in scholarship funds, which is the most we've ever offered in our 21-year history," said Brenda Miles, President, Women in Corporate Aviation. "I am grateful to our leadership team, sponsors, and volunteers because we could not have done it without their relentless support."
The aviation training scholarships will be divided among the following recipients:
- Marie Beunaiche and Chantel Hatchett each won a $5,000 Gulfstream scholarship to further their education, professional development or career advancement in corporate maintenance aviation technology.
- Rachel Borsa won a $22,000 CAE SimuFlite scholarship to attend Citation Jet 3 initial simulator training.
- Carolyn G. Chamberlain won a $475 CAPS Flight Crew TRAINING scholarship to attend emergency crewmember training.
- Sydney Collins won a $3,995 Susan C. Friedenberg Corporate Flight Attendant Training scholarship to attend a four-day corporate flight attendant training program.
- Jacquelinn Marie Crossley won a $1,900 Corporate School of Etiquette scholarship to attend a two-day culinary arts course.
- Diane J. Davy won a $550 General Aviation Food Safety Professionals scholarship to attend an online food safety training course, as well as a $1,040 MedAire scholarship for a two-day aviation medical course.
- Lane Suzanne Dulon, Magdalena Olczyk and Lindsay Saladino each won a $2,995 Universal Weather and Aviation scholarship to be used toward their attainment of a FAA dispatch license.
- Paige Kroner and Mary Schott each won a $1,500 leadership scholarship, sponsored by Women in Corporate Aviation and The Home Depot Aviation Department, to assist in their professional development.
- Mari Mesri won a $2,000 Women in Corporate Aviation career scholarship to assist in her professional development.
- Nataliya Poleva won a $3,500 Beyond and Above scholarship to attend a six-day corporate flight attendant initial training course.
- Joyce Ysibelle Roberts won a $27,600 FlightSafety International scholarship to attend type-rating training for a Cessna 560XL or Citation 560 XLS.
- Anne Smith won a $1,000 Women in Corporate Aviation career scholarship to assist in her professional development.
- Marie Wicks won a $4,675 Aircare FACTS scholarship to attend a five-day initial or two-day recurrent emergency procedures training course.
WCA and its sponsors also distributed $5,350 in training scholarships at the 2014 Women in Aviation conference, bringing the total scholarship fund for the year to $96,070. To apply for 2015 WCA scholarships to be presented at Women in Aviation, visit www.WCA-intl.org/scholarships.