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Karen Greig Soaring Scholarship

Karen GreigThis is a scholarship to honor the memory of Karen Greig (1974-2012). Karen loved flying gliders and airplanes.

During her short life, she earned VFR and IFR ratings in airplanes, in airplanes, was a budding student glider pilot, and possessed an adventurous and generous spirit.  In addition to being academically driven, Karen had diverse interests in literature, business, and science.

This scholarship is to encourage women at any age to pursue their dream of flight.  Applicants should be either pursuing an add-on private glider rating or may be pursuing their private pilot rating in gliders.  Applicants at any stage of glider training can apply.

 

RULES for the Karen Greig Scholarship

Applications are due by January 31st. 

  • OPEN TO WOMEN WHO ARE CURRENT PILOTS OR THOSE INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO FLY GLIDERS
  • OPEN TO SSA MEMBERS
  • AWARD: Up to $1,000 in the form of a check, co-written to the winner and/or the US Soaring Club or Commercial Operator that sponsors the entry. (The prize must be used for soaring activities: ship rental, glider tows, flight training for FAA ratings, .........not college expenses.
  • JUDGING will be by the "Karen Greig Scholarship" Committee
  • APPLICATION is to include an essay on your passion for soaring flight and a curriculum vitae with an application form (Good writers are welcome additions to the aesthetically-oriented soaring community. Space will be included to document talents in academic, athletic, and social areas; also financial need. Most important is to offer evidence of a high desire to learn to fly )
  • ESSAYS must concern why you love Soaring Flight and be original work by the applicant. They must be typed and not exceed 400 words.
  • FORMS are available online at the SSA web site and at soaring sites.

APPLICATIONS must be counter-signed ("witnessed") by a member or staffer, at a named Club or Commercial soaring site.

Posted: 10/9/2013