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Scholarships



Flight Training Scholarships

Heather McRoberts Memorial Scholarship

Established by donations to the Antique Airplane Association of Colorado, this scholarship is a memorial tribute to Heather "Tinkerbell" McRoberts. Up until her death at the young age of 19, Heather always achieved her goals as a birthday tradition, from soloing in a glider upon turning 14 to obtaining her commercial and seaplane ratings four years later. Each year at EAA GirlVenture, this scholarship provides a $500 award to a participant, age 21 or younger, that expresses a commitment to pursuing aviation as a profession or as an avocation in adult life. The scholarship may be used to offset tuition to attend EAA’s Air Academy, or as a reimbursement for flight training related expenses. If applicable, the award will be paid to the selected candidate's post-secondary school or program of choice. Apply for the Heather McRoberts Memorial Scholarship now.

Post-Secondary Scholarships

Cmdr. John Paradiso Scholarship for Women in Aviation/Aerospace

This endowed scholarship is a memorial tribute to Commander John Paradiso, a World War II Naval Aviator, and was generously established by his daughters, Johnnie Paradiso and Nina Clay Paradiso. It provides a $750 scholarship award to a young woman attending EAA GirlVenture 2021 who has a sincere interest in pursuing a career in aviation or in aerospace. Through their contribution, Johnnie and Clay wish to help those not fortunate enough to have a significant adult role model in their lives as they did. The scholarship may be used to offset tuition to attend EAA’s Air Academy. Consideration may also be extended to females for scholarship support of post-secondary educational pursuits in the fields of aviation and aerospace. If applicable, the award will be paid to the selected candidate's post-secondary school or program of choice. Applications for this scholarship will be accepted beginning in Fall 2021. Apply for the Cmdr. John Paradiso Scholarship for Women in Aviation/Aerospace now. 

Morgan Brittany Smith Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship of $3,500 is established to carry on the legacy of Morgan Smith, whose life was tragically cut short. This scholarship will help the applicant pursue higher education in the aviation/aerospace field. The applicant shall have a GPA above 3.5 and be active in the community either through community service or extracurricular activities. The award will be paid to the selected candidate's post-secondary school or program of choice. To receive this award, you must be an attendee of EAA GirlVenture Camp or a prior participant of Women Soar You Soar in the past two years, and must be present at the Wednesday presentation during EAA AirVenture. Applications for this scholarship will be accepted beginning in Fall 2021. Apply for the Morgan Brittany Smith Memorial Scholarship now. 

 

2019 Scholarship Winners


Madeline Daley
Heather McRoberts Memorial Scholarship


Abby Frisk
Bud and Olga Carlson Scholarship

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