Over the past 30 years the Dream of Flight scholarship has been given to select candidates so that they may pursue opportunities in aviation. WMA was able to award two scholarships this year. The annual Dream of Flight scholarship is awarded to Lauren Wood in memory of LT Ross, USN and LTJG Garrett, USCG, who perished in October 2020 during a T-6 training flight. Lauren is an accomplished young woman who impressed the scholarship committee with her achievements and her dreams. She is currently an Air Force C-130 Loadmaster who also finds time to study and volunteer in the community. Congratulations Lauren!
A second $2,500 Dream of Flight scholarship was generously funded by WMA’s Clerk, CAPT Lucy Young (USNR, Ret) in memory of CDR Janna Lambine, USCG (Ret) the first women pilot in the US Coast Guard, who passed away in October 2021. This scholarship was awarded to Claire DalNogare. Claire is currently serving in Antarctica. She is slated to do her flight training in Kalispell, MT at Red Eagle Aviation in March 2022. Congratulations Claire!
Both awardees will also be provided with a one year membership to WMA so they can stay connected with us.
We wish both Lauren and Claire the best as they pursue their dreams!
Peggy Phillips, CAPT, USAF (Ret)
Scholarship Committee Chair
Women Military Aviators Dream of Flight Scholarship
Women Military Aviators (WMA) seeks to preserve the important role women have played in creating and supporting the American Spirit through their contributions to flight, aeronautics and space. These elite bands of women have not only a love of aviation, but have put their lives on the line in defense of their country through their military service. WMA is committed to passing this legacy from one generation of women to another and has established an annual scholarship program in support of this commitment.
Advocating the love of aviation, WMA offers an annual scholarship to advance a woman in her pursuit of flight ratings at an accredited institution or FAA Part 141 or 61 approved flight school. Recipients will also be given a one-year membership to WMA.
Over the past 30 years this scholarship has been given to select candidates so that they may pursue opportunities in aviation.
Each applicant should supply, in addition to the basic WAI application requirements, a narrative addressing demonstrated persistence and determination to fly and stated ability to complete training at an accredited institution or FAA Part 141 or 61 approved flight school within one year of scholarship award. Also, identify the school, college, university and/or Part 141 or 61 approved school where training will be completed; and address the program and/or ratings being sought. The applicant should address interest and/or participation in military aviation, and financial need. Our Scholarship Fund is always in need of donations – big or small. It is a great way to share our dreams of flight with others. Click here or on the DONATE button above or CONTACT the WMA Treasurer to send your financial gift.