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Boeing Names Three Flight Scholarships Recipients

August 27, 2014 - Boeing Flight Services has named the recipients of three $5,000 flight training scholarships to flight students who have scored 70 percent or better on their FAA written exam and also made their first solo flight. Applicants were also required to write a short essay explaining their future plans with flight. The scholarship recipients are Amy Dahlheimer, 19, of Howard Lake, Minnesota; Benjamin Lillie, 17, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; and Shelby Scorse, 17, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Amy is a sophomore at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she is majoring in professional flight. She’s training to become a learning community coordinator where she will mentor incoming freshman in the aviation program. Amy plans to pursue instrument and commercial ratings and become a certificated flight instructor. She wants to eventually fly internationally for an airline.

Benjamin is a high school senior who plans to attend Liberty University to pursue a degree in aeronautics with a specialization in corporate/commercial operations. He’s working to obtain his instrument rating and will eventually pursue an ATP certificate. Benjamin hopes to become a professional pilot flying corporate jets for a fractional ownership company and charter services. His long-term goal is to launch an aviation program at a university that does not have one.

Shelby is a high school senior and plans to attend either the University of North Dakota or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to pursue a degree in aviation science. Her future plans include earning her instrument and commercial ratings, becoming a professional pilot, flying for an airline, or becoming a bush pilot in Alaska.

Congratulations to the recipients and thanks to Boeing for funding these scholarships!

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