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$3,000 aviation scholarships offered

Aviation scholarships offered

The Golden Empire Flying Association is again offering a $3,000 scholarship for flying lessons to a student who resides in Nevada County and currently is enrolled in a high school program. The student must be older than 16 by July 1, be able to meet the FAA’s physical/medical standards for private pilots prior to soloing and be able to finance the student’s portion of training costs of $1,500.

Flight instruction is to be taken in Nevada County from a qualified instructor who is a member of the local flying association. Golden Empire Flying Association has given more than $15,000 in the last 10 years to local students, as part of its goal to promote and enhance the growth of general aviation. Applications may be obtained through school counselors or by contacting Carol Andrews at charley.alpha@theunion.net.

Completed applications must be submitted to your school counselor no later than May 1.

High school seniors with a goal of career aviation may qualify for a minimum $500 scholarship being offered by the Sutter Buttes 99s. An essay is required detailing your plans to pursue an aviation career and goals. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted, and an oral interview may be required. Applications must be received by the Sutter Buttes 99s on or before April 10. Applications may be obtained through school counselors or by contacting Carol Andrews at charley.alpha@theunion.net. The Sutter Buttes 99s is a chapter of the Ninety-Nines Inc., the International Organization of Women Pilots that pledges in its mission statement to “promote advancement of aviation through education, scholarships and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.”

GV resident earns honor

Grass Valley resident Natalie Migliozzi earned First-Year Scholar citations at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley for the fall of 2012. To be named a First-Year Scholar, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for their first semester at UNC.

— Submitted to The Union

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