Connected by Our Love for Flying…
FAST isn’t one person… it isn’t one entity. FAST is composed of thousands of women who are all tied together by a common passion… the love of flying. Within that, our members have all had their own personal setbacks. The number 1 setback being…. Money! There’s no way around it…. flying is EXPENSIVE! Whether our member is working on her ratings or just trying to get back in the air after a leave of absence, fuel and instructor costs are not cheap. We recognize the financial burdens that our members face on a daily basis and made the decision to start trying to raise funds to help our members in need. Last year alone we awarded $89,000 in scholarships. With the continued support of our sponsors and the generous donations of our members we hope to continue to offer funds and various scholarship opportunities each Spring. Fundraising events such as FASTgiving in June and Giving Tuesday in December are two occasions within the year that our members can help another member in achieving her goals.
FAST has given away close to $200,000 in scholarships
for female pilots since our founding in 2015!
Please remember that FAST is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so all donations are tax deductible.
FAST FTI ATP CTP Scholarship
The FTI ATP/CTP Scholarship will award a full ATP/CTP course to two FAST members. This award will help the winners build the required experience for the ATP written exam. Value $4,595 each.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipients: Hailey Zirkle & Meghan Clingenpeel
Sponsored by Flight Training International
FAST Helicopter Scholarship
The FAST Helicopter Scholarship will award $2,500 to a FAST member who is working towards an advanced helicopter rating or certificate. The recipient will receive funds paid directly to a flight training school of her choosing.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipient: Amory Harris
Sponsored by the generous donations of our FAST members
FAST Survival Systems USA Scholarship
The FAST Survival Systems USA Scholarship will provide one winner, and a guest of her choosing, to attend an eight hour training experience at their Groton Training Center, located in Groton, CT. Value $1,880.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipient: Morgan Dudley
Sponsored by Survival Systems USA
FAST Back-In-Flight Scholarship
The Back-In-Flight Scholarship will be awarded to a FAST member who needs assistance returning to flying after a hiatus. The recipient will receive $2,000 paid directly to an accredited flight training school of her choosing.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipient: Aleksandra Nitecka
FAST APP Jet Center Time-In-Flight Scholarship
The Time-In-Flight Scholarship will award $2,000 to one FAST member who has already earned her ratings and certificates. This award will help the winner build flight time in pursuit of her dream job. The recipient will receive $2,000 paid directly to a flight training school or aircraft rental facility of her choosing.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipient: Abigail Cross
Sponsored by APP Jet Center
FAST Discover-In-Flight Scholarship
(4) $200 awards toward a Discovery Flight to be gifted to a female friend or family member of a FAST member who desires to explore aviation.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipients: Hannah Barry, Reagan Bornfeld, Clara Kirr & Maureen Nevius Readdy
Sponsored by Anusha Gregory, Dawn Cook, and Kelly Heerlyn
FAST Lynsey Howell’s Prep for Success Scholarship
FAST Prep for Success Scholarship is sponsored by Career Coach and FAST member Lynsey Howell. This award will provide one recipient with four hours of one-on-one interview prep, helping to assure the winner is tracking on the right course towards her career goals. Value $800.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipient: Emily Bennett
Sponsored by Lynsey Howell Pilot Solutions
FAST Fohr-Flight Scholarship
The FAST Fohr-Flight Scholarship will award one $2,500 and one $1,500 award to FAST members who are working towards an advanced flight rating or certificate. This goal will help alleviate financial burden, allowing the recipients to reach their goals faster, and with fewer distractions. The recipients will receive funds paid directly to a flight training school of their choosing.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipients: Morgan Duling (1st Place) & Cici Strom (2nd Place)
Sponsored by Allison Fohr
FAST Raven’s “Everything But The Kitchen Sink” Prep Scholarship
The “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” Prep Scholarship will provide one full application review, a completed resume, an online prep course, and four hours of live one-on-one interview prep with Raven Career Development. Value $2,200
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipient: Jung Choi
Sponsored by Raven Career Development
FAST Air Race Classic Scholarship
The FAST Air Race Classic (ARC) Scholarship will provide two FAST members $649 to reimburse their individual registration costs for the 46th Annual Air Race Classic, taking place June 21-24th, 2022.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipients: Joelene Smith & Shelbe Jarrett
Sponsored by ARC Board Members
FAST Fun-In-Flight Scholarship
$2,000 award to a FAST member working towards an extra-curricular endorsement such as Tailwheel Endorsement, Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, Spin Training, Aerobatic Training, or Seaplane Rating.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipient: Mattie Bohanan
Sponsored by the generous donations of our FAST members
Stay tuned for our next round of scholarships launching in 2023..