Girls With Wings Scholarship Awards

Description: The Girls With Wings, Inc. (GWW) scholarship is awarded to help defray the costs of flight training lessons in pursuit of a private pilot certificate.

The Girls With Wings Fourth Annual Scholarships have been awarded to Janice Hernandez, a student of aviation management at Mt San Antonio College/Southern Illinois University, and Rose Bridges, an Air Force ROTC cadet at Florida State University. Rose and Janice were selected based on an ability to function as a role model for future Girl With Wings based on their motivation, inspirations and future plans. The only prerequisite was that each applicant must have soloed but not yet have received a private pilot's certificate. Both women will be sent a check for $1000 to be used toward flying lessons and in return will keep readers updated on her flight training as well how the scholarship helped her, what she learned and her intent to continue her work as a Girls With Wings role model.

Girls With Wings is a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on introducing young girls to their role models in aviation-related occupations. Website activities and inspirational stories of women involved in various aspects of aviation will motivate girls to pursue their own skyward adventures. The founder, Lynda Meeks, is a 17 year career pilot having flown for the military and the regional and fractional airlines.

The GWW merchandise line offers the rarely found aircraft themed items designed to let everyone know “Yes, Girls Can Fly!” While some may view one of our products as just a t-shirt, we believe that it is in fact a statement about the potential of girls to be intimately connected with Aviation (and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics based fields) from the time they are born. To this end, all profits from the aforementioned merchandise will be invested in developments to our educational program and scholarships. Donations of presentation materials are also appreciated and needed.
GIRLS WITH WINGS: Girls With Wings, Inc. is a non-profit organization using aviation to entertain and educate girls about their limitless opportunities for personal growth via an interactive website and presentations to school groups and organizations. The scholarship is funded through donations and from merchandise sales. If you wish to schedule a presentation, make a contribution or receive further details regarding scholarship information, please contact Lynda Meeks at or 216.577.6131.

For more information, visit or contact:
Lynda Meeks, Executive Director of Girls With Wings, Inc.
Ph: 216.577.6131

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Girls With Wings, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation encouraging girls to develop an interest in aviation through early introduction to aviation careers by means of specialized presentations in educational and aviation-based venues on
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