EAA Chapter 106

Welcoming pilots & aviation enthusiasts from throughout New England

EAA106 Whiteman Flight Training Scholarship


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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!

                 
(You do not need a PayPal account. Just click: "Donate with a Debit or Credit Card")


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)

Does your employer MATCH donations? Make a bigger impact:
If your donation is matched by Steven and you submitted it for a 100% employer match , your total impact would be tripled. For instance:  $1,000 donation + $1000 Steven match +$1000 employer match = $3000. Some area employers do triple matching. Search under "triple matching employers" for a list, such as these two links:
Examples:
https://doublethedonation.com/tips/matching-grant-resources/list-matching-gifts-companies/


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


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