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Group offers scholarship to encourage female pilots

A $500 SCHOLARSHIP is being made available to women interested in becoming a pilot by the members of the Northwoods Chapter of the Ninety-Nines Inc. Members of the Northwoods Chapter, shown here from left, include Lynn Sykes, Terri Wolski, Pam Trask, Dee Dreger and Leslie Putnam. Not pictured are Sheryl Rains, Jeff Dohrenwend, and Cindy Brew.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The women pilots from the Northwoods Chapter of the Ninety-Nines announce a new $500 scholarship for any female, age 15 and older, who would like to become a pilot.

There are four requirements for any applicant: she must read, write and speak English; be in the process of working towards a pilot’s license; have passed the class III flight medical; and submit a letter of recommendation.

For more details or to apply, contact local chapter president Dee Dreger at deedreger@hotmail.com or 715-612-3336.

The Ninety-Nines is an international organization of women pilots from 35 countries that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.

The organization has more than 4,800 members worldwide, including general aviation, military, airlines, corporate/commercial pilots.

Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots with Amelia Earhart as the first president, members of The Ninety-Nines Inc. are represented in all areas of aviation today.

By offering this scholarship to women in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northern Wisconsin and southern Canada, the Northwoods Ninety-Nines hope to encourage the growth of women in aviation.

Application deadline is May 1. Contact Dee Dreger at 715-612-3336 or deedreger@hotmail.com for further details.

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