Whirly-Girls Announces 2017 Add-On Scholarship


It’s Scholarship Season! The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc. (WGSF, Inc.) is proud to announce that Whirly-Girl members in good standing as at September 20, 2016 can now apply for a wide range of Scholarships for 2017.

Applications are currently being accepted and will close on October 1, 2016. Whirly-Girls is an organization of over 1900 female helicopter pilots in 45 countries and continues to grow as women become increasingly active in helicopter aviation. The Whirly-Girls are pleased to continue to offer an Add-on Flight Training Scholarship for female pilots rated in aircraft other than helicopters. This scholarship, funded by the WGSF, Inc., is awarded to a certificated female pilot who does not currently have a helicopter rating and provides $8,000 to be applied towards earning her add-on helicopter rating.

The applicant will be evaluated for evidence of intent to work in the helicopter industry. Requirements: the applicant must be an auxiliary member in good standing at the time of application submission, award of scholarship, and during scholarship training, and must have joined the Whirly-Girls as an auxiliary member no later than September 20, 2016. The scholarship must be completed by December 31, 2017.

Alison Husain Vice President of Scholarships states, “We are pleased the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc. is able to continue to support this valuable addition to a female pilot’s ratings to further our mission of advancing women in helicopter aviation.” Since 1968, the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has awarded over 300 scholarships. In 2016, the organization awarded 28 scholarships exceeding a total value of $175,000 to well-deserving applicants.

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry. For more information about the Whirly-Girls scholarships, please visit www.whirlygirls.org or contact Alison Husain at wgvpsch@whirlygirls.org