AOPA Foundation announces 2016 scholarship recipients

AOPA Foundation announces 2016 scholarship recipients
September 1, 2016
Fifteen individuals have been selected as winners of the 2016 AOPA Flight Training Scholarships, a program designed to help aviation trainees of all ages earn a pilot certificate.

September 1, 2016
By Dan Namowitz
AOPA.org

The AOPA Flight Training Scholarship program launched in 2011, focused on facilitating a positive flight training experience that would encourage student pilots to achieve their goals. By helping to produce new pilots, the scholarship program also strives to ensure general aviation’s future, with scholarship recipients serving as ambassadors for GA and flight training on a grass-roots level. The 2016 winners, who include seven female aviators, an active-duty Marine, four high-school and college-aged student pilots, and one recipient in his fifties, will receive grants ranging from $2,500 to $12,000.

Gavin Wanless, 18, of Fort Worth, Texas, is the recipient of the Noe-Singer Flight Training Scholarship. The certificates and ratings he wishes to earn were selected to prepare him for opening a nonprofit mission flight organization that can deliver missionaries and humanitarian workers “wherever they need to go” at the lowest cost possible—making it possible to reach more people in need.

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