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EAA Chapter 106 has a new youth / young adults (ages 16-21) MATCHING funds scholarship to accelerate a young student pilot's progress from solo to and through a private pilot checkride.
This flight training scholarship is named after 2nd Lt. George Whiteman.
Lieutenant Whiteman is believed to be one of the first Airmen killed during the assault which marked the United States' entry into World War II. For his gallantry that day, he was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the American Defense Medal with a Foreign Service clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal with one bronze star, and the World War II Victory Medal. Another honor was bestowed on Lieutenant Whiteman 14 years after his death. Gen. Nathan F. Twining, Air Force Chief of Staff, informed Mrs. Whiteman on Aug. 24, 1955, that the recently reopened Sedalia Air Force Base would be renamed Whiteman Air Force Base in tribute to her son. The dedication and renaming ceremony took place on Dec. 3, 1955.
To learn more about 2nd Lieutenant Whiteman, for whom this scholarship is named, please read:
HonorStates page about George Whiteman
and two documents:
1) U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet
2) Public Affairs office at Whiteman Air Force Base
HOW to DONATE to this new youth / young adults (ages 16-21) flight training scholarship:
Pay on-line securely: Thank you!
Funded by donations from EAA Chapter 106 members, friends and a generous Dec 2021 match by member Steven Wightman.
NOTE: The funds designated for this new youth / young adult flight training scholarship are set aside and tracked separate from our general funds and separate from our other scholarship.
EAA106 member Steven Wightman has again offered to match up to $3,000 in total donations, if made by Nov 30, 2022.
Click for the following IRS article:
Year-end giving reminder: Special tax deduction helps most people give up to $600 to charity, even if they don’t itemize
(check with your tax professional for the latest rules)
If you'd like to contact us about a donation: EAA106.Treasurer at gmail.com
If you'd like to contact us about the scholarship: EAA106.YoungEagles at gmail.com