Scholarship Honors Flight 93 Hero


The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation is currently acceptingapplications for their aviation scholarship. Three scholarships will be awardednext spring in memory of LeRoy Homer. LeRoy was the First Officer on UnitedAirlines Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pa., on September 11, 2001."LeRoy had a passion for flying," says Cheryl Homer Wilson, executivedirector of the foundation, and LeRoy’s sister. "We wanted to keep hisdream of flight alive, so we established this foundation." The foundationis honoring LeRoy’s love of flying by encouraging young men and women with aninterest in aviation. The scholarships will financially assist recipients topursue professional flight instruction leading to certification as privatepilots. Applications are available on the foundation’s Website, or by contacting the group at (800) 388-1647. Instruction will be completed at anapproved local Cessna Pilot Training Center. The scholarship recipient mustsuccessfully complete all required ground-school training including the FAAwritten exam prior to commencing any flight training. After completion of theground-school phase, the recipient will begin actual flight training,culminating in certification as a private pilot. All fees and expensesassociated with the private pilot course instruction will be paid by TheFoundation.