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New Scholarships to Promote Female Helicopter Pilots

July 26, 2018 - To combat predicted pilot shortages in the helicopter industry, the Southern Utah University (SUU) Aviation program has allocated three $20,000 scholarships to Whirly-Girls International for female helicopter pilot students. This scholarship addition will help to produce the largest scholarship program in the Whirly-Girls’ 63-year history.

SUU Aviation and Whirly-Girls will each leverage their unique resources with the common goal of recruiting more female students to the rotor-wing industry. These scholarships will provide women with the resources to attend helicopter flight school while also connecting them with the mentorship and camaraderie of the Whirly-Girls organization.

The scholarships will be offered for the commercial/instrument rotorcraft flight lab at SUU Aviation at the Cedar City Regional Airport in Utah. Scholarship recipients will also receive airfare, hotels, and tickets to the 2019 HAI HELI-EXPO, an annual global helicopter conference where they will make connections with other industry professionals.

Scholarship applications will be available in August, and the deadline to apply is October 1. For more information, email info@whirlygirls.org or aviation@suu.edu.

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