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.
2021 FAST Scholarships…
FAST would like to give a very big THANK YOU to this years sponsors (LOFT Advanced Flight Training, Allison Fohr, Raven Careers, Lynsey Howell, Stephanie Goetz, Endre Holen, Martina De Coster Hunova with AVIAtest) and all of our FAST members who have donated to our scholarships. FAST’s scholarships are alleviating some of the financial burden while our recipients work hard to achieve their goals.
Your donations ARE making a difference to female aviators!
The Citation-In-Flight Scholarship is being sponsored this year by the generosity of LOFT Advanced Flight Training in Carlsbad, California. They are awarding six CE500 or CE525 Initial or Recurrent Simulator Training to FAST members in hopes to provide more opportunities for them at a pivotal point in their flying. This very marketable type rating will help jumpstart the recipient’s careers in charter or corporate aviation. The scholarship winners are responsible for all travel and lodging expenses. It is valued at $12,675 for an Initial and $6,750 for recurrent.
This year’s recipients for the Citation-In-Flight Scholarship are:WINNERS:
- Lesa Michele Garner
- Hanna Fowler
- Jamie Patterson-Simes
- Sarah Aciego
- Emi Kennedy
- Julieta Villalva
The Continuing-In-Flight Scholarship is being awarded to two FAST members who are currently working on an additional rating or certificate. The recipients will each receive $1,250 which will be paid to an accredited flight training school of their choosing. This scholarship is being sponsored this year by Allison Fohr who has been raising money for FAST by selling military patches she made. These patches were inspired by USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training class 77-08.
This year’s recipients for the Continuing-In-Flight Scholarship are:
- Laura Matheson
- Yizreel Zuniga
Multi-Engine Add-On-In-Flight Scholarship:
The Multi-Engine Add-On-In-Flight Scholarship is being sponsored by FAST member Stephanie Goetz and her husband Endre Holen. The recipient will receive an accelerated Commercial Multi-Engine Add-On rating or Multi-Engine Instrument rating in a Piper Twin Comanche and $2,200 toward travel & lodging expenses. Training will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada or St. Paul, Minnesota and is valued at $8,200.
This year’s recipient of the Multi-Engine Add-On-In-Flight Scholarship is:WINNER:
- Sara Siddiqui
Prep for Success-In-Flight Scholarship:
The Prep for Success-In-Flight Scholarship is being awarded to two FAST members who are established in their career but ready to pursue their dream job. The recipients will receive four hours of one on one interview prep to make sure they are confidently tracking the right course. This scholarship is being sponsored by our Guest Speakers- Raven Careers and Professional Pilot Career Coach/FAST member Lynsey Howell. This scholarship is valued at $800 each.
This year’s recipients for the Prep for Success-In-Flight Scholarship are:WINNERS:
- April Miklos
- Kayley Marshall
Mommy’s Going Back-In-Flight Scholarship:
The Mommy’s Going Back-In-Flight Scholarship is being awarded to a FAST member who put a hold on her career to raise a family and has been longing to return to the flight deck for quite some time but needs a little FAST support. The recipient will receive $1,000 paid directly to an accredited flight training school of her choosing. This scholarship is being paid for by the generous donations of our FAST members.
This year’s recipient of the Mommy’s Going Back-In-Flight Scholarship is:
- Cindy Carrie
The Discover-In-Flight Scholarship will provide a Discovery Flight to four FAST female friend or family members of any age who have a desire to take to the sky. The Discover-In-Flight winners will receive $200 paid directly to an accredited flight training school of their choosing. This scholarship is being sponsored this year by Martina De Coster Hunova with AVIAtest along with donations made by the Scholarship Committee.
This year’s recipients for the Discover-In-Flight Scholarship are:
- Lorena Lopez
- Arielle Sutherland
- Cierra Garner
- Magdalene Sia Perry Nyandeb