L3Harris Technologies has partnered with SkyWest Airlines to award scholarships worth a total value of more than $100,000 to six female aviators to help encourage diversity on the flight deck.
The L3Harris Pilot Pathways Women Aviators scholarships help to cover the training costs for female candidates applying for the Pilot Program at the company’s Airline Academy in Sanford.
“Engaging with organizations for women in aviation has inspired and supported me, and I hope to reciprocate that inspiration as a role model for young women and encourage them to follow their dreams of flying,” said scholarship recipient Christina Montgomery of Dillion, California.
Five cadets will each receive a $12,500 scholarship from L3Harris toward their training costs. L3Harris partnered with SkyWest Airlines to enhance the scholarship program to offer one cadet $50,000 and be included in the SkyWest Airlines Pilot Pathway Program, which offers a clear path for pilots to launch their career as a commercial pilot with the airline.
“SkyWest is proud to support these driven aviators and contribute to their ambitions to become commercial pilots,” said Tracy Gallo, SkyWest vice president of flight operations.
“Supporting more women in our flight decks makes the entire industry stronger.”
Robert Luthy, director, L3Harris Florida Airline Academy said “The 3Harris Pilot Pathways Women Aviator scholarships support candidates to become part of a generation of women pilots that will help showcase and build a more inclusive future across the industry”.
“The scholarships are part of L3Harris’ commitment to raise awareness of this exciting career and reduce the financial challenges of flight training.”