Scholarship Honors Flight 93 Hero

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The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation is currently accepting applications for their aviation scholarship. Three scholarships will be awarded next spring in memory of LeRoy Homer. LeRoy was the First Officer on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pa., on September 11, 2001. "LeRoy had a passion for flying," says Cheryl Homer Wilson, executive director of the foundation, and LeRoy's sister. "We wanted to keep his dream of flight alive, so we established this foundation." The foundation is honoring LeRoy's love of flying by encouraging young men and women with an interest in aviation. The scholarships will financially assist recipients to pursue professional flight instruction leading to certification as private pilots. Applications are available on the foundation's Web site, or by contacting the group at (800) 388-1647. Instruction will be completed at an approved local Cessna Pilot Training Center. The scholarship recipient must successfully complete all required ground-school training including the FAA written exam prior to commencing any flight training. After completion of the ground-school phase, the recipient will begin actual flight training, culminating in certification as a private pilot. All fees and expenses associated with the private pilot course instruction will be paid by The Foundation.