The 'Name Your Own Scholarship' targets applicants' individual flying skills and aims to provide additional flight training where needed. Flight instruction and a limited travel allowance will be included in each scholarship awarded. For the first time, we are offering a way to design your own scholarship. Whether you are chosen for a 2019 scholarship depends on your ability to convey your strengths and pinpoint the flying skill(s) you would like to improve. You'll be asked a variety of questions followed by an opportunity to write your own scholarship; i.e. how LadiesLoveTaildraggers can help you achieve your aviation goals.
Keep in mind, funds are limited so be specific and conscious of the value of your request. I have a number of women CFIs who have volunteered to do flight training but often times funding for aircraft and travel expenses will come from LadiesLoveTaildraggers' scholarship donations. In some cases, we will also reimburse the CFI for her time. All flight training will be administered by women taildragger CFIs.
Additionally, this year we would like to provide training to those struggling in any area where skills are lacking and that might be keeping you from flying; i.e. crosswind landings, grass strip flying, paved runways, towered airports and more. Our goal is to assist as many women taildragger pilots as possible by improving skills and building confidence. If there is an issue that has limited your flying, this is your chance.