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ChicagoLand Glider Council Announces New Youth Scholarship

The ChicagoLand Glider Council feels very strongly that the future of our sport relies heavily on youth participation. We all know that soaring is not an inexpensive sport and that the basic lack of resources can prevent otherwise talented student pilots from continuing their training. The ChicagoLand Glider Council is committed to bridging that gap. Towards that end we award one or more youth scholarships to deserving members during April of each year.

This year the ChicagoLand Glider Council is pleased to announce the awarding of three scholarships to the following deserving young pilots; Marek Ziebinski (age 15), Trace Lewis (age 15) and Daniel Morris (age 16). Former scholarship winners have gone on to the Air Force Academy, into the Air Force Reserves, become flight instructors and joined other aviation oriented activities.

The scholarships are funded by the ChicagoLand Glider Councilús membership dues and via our spring seminar attendees. These scholarships range in amounts from $200 to $500 and are to be used for soaring activities only (as managed by the awardeeús home club/organization). These applicants must be a member of the ChicagoLand Glider Council, be between the ages of 14 & 21, have at least a solo endorsement and then submit a recommendation from their instructor along with an original essay entitled, "What Soaring Means to Me".

Each awardee is a credit to aviation and to soaring and we should all be proud of their accomplishments. The ChicagoLand Glider council congratulates each of them on their past, present and future efforts.

Posted: 4/5/2006 By: General News

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