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WASP PILOT ELAINE D. HARMON SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED

(July 21, 2022) - In honor of Elaine D. Harmon’s service with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II, two scholarships will be launched under the Women in Aviation International scholarship program to support the continued flying of historic aircraft.

WASP Pilot Elaine D. Harmon Tailwheel Scholarship In memory of WASP pilot Elaine D. Harmon, this scholarship will provide up to $1,500 to fund tailwheel endorsement training and testing. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist pilots to become involved in the warbird community to keep these historic airplanes flying. The tailwheel endorsement is generally a requirement to pursue warbird pilot rating. Accordingly, this scholarship is intended to support a pilot who is interested in further training to fly warbirds. The applicants should provide an additional essay up to 500 words explaining their interest in warbirds and any background or involvement in the warbird community. Applicants are encouraged to research if they meet minimum certification requirements to pursue this training at their provider of choice. The funds will be paid directly to the training provider and must be used within one year of receiving the award.

WASP Pilot Elaine D. Harmon Warbirds Scholarship In memory of WASP pilot Elaine Danforth Harmon, this scholarship will provide up to $5,000 to fund flight training/type rating in World War II era airplanes. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist pilots to become involved in the warbird community to keep these historic airplanes flying. Warbirds bring a piece of history to the aviation community and help educate the general public. The applicants should provide an additional essay up to 500 words explaining their interest in warbirds and any background or preparation they have so far in seeking training in these airplanes or involvement in the warbird community. Applicants are encouraged to research if they meet minimum certification requirements to pursue this training at their provider of choice. The funds will be paid directly to the training provider and must be used within one year of receiving the award.

To DONATE to this program in honor of Elaine D. Harmon, the WASP, or because you love old warbirds and want to keep them flying, click on the link below. Donations are collected under FlyFoundation, which also has its own scholarship program to support women pilots and may be tax deductible based on your financial circumstances. https://flygirlllc.com/elaine-d-harmon-wasp-pilot.../

For more details and to apply to the scholarships, see the Women in Aviation International website: https://www.wai.org/apply-now

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