Scholarship Programs

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Overview

Flight training can cost upwards of six figures and is a separate expense from college tuition. We have been able to award over $74,000 in scholarships. Most of our scholarship dollars have been awarded during our annual scholarship fundraising gala. Our first scholarship gala was held in Atlanta, Georgia in 2019, and in February 2020, our second annual gala was held in San Francisco, California. We will host a virtual gala in September 2021 and our annual scholarship gala will return in February of 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Details of the event will be found under the events tab. We are actively working on funding $100,000 in flight-training scholarships this year.

Scholarship Programs

One of our organization’s missions is to increase the number of professional black women pilots in a career where our numbers are dismal. Sisters of the Skies Flight Training Scholarship will provide an avenue for aspiring professional women pilots to “Reach for the Sky.” Since 2017 Sisters of the Skies Inc. has awarded several scholarships at our Annual Gala and at the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Convention. These scholarships are made possible by the generous donations of those who share our vision.

The Annual Sisters of the Skies Scholarship

Sisters of the Skies is awarding scholarships in the amount of $5,000. We are committed in diversifying flight decks across the globe and are grateful to be apart of your aviation journey. Reach for the sky!

The 2022 scholarship window opens July 15, 2022 and closes August 15th.

The Rashonda Nicole Lee Memorial Scholarship

The Rashanda Nicole Lee Memorial Scholarship is in honor of one of our sisters who has taken her final flight. Nicole was a scholarship recipient during Sisters of the Skies, Inc., first annual scholarship banquet that was held on February 16, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The banquet was in honor of the 10th anniversary of the First All-Female African-American Flight Crew. Just a few short weeks following the event, Nicole passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2019. The scholarship designated for Rashanda Nicole Lee will now be used to support the flight training of another African-American female working to become a professional pilot.

Individuals, companies, and organizations that would like to donate or discuss the details of our fundraising initiative or to become a sponsor, please email giving@sistersoftheskies.org.

Apply for Scholarships

Use the link below to apply to our Annual Sisters of the Skies Scholarship. Reach out to us if you have any questions.

The Lee Memorial Scholarship

The Rashanda Nicole Lee Memorial Scholarship is in honor of one of our sisters who has taken her final flight. The scholarship isused to support the flight training of another African-American female working to become a professional pilot.

Other Ways to Get Involved

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Become a Sponsor

Through the generous help of our sponsors, we are able to maintain our commitment help get more women of color in the sky through our outreach events and annual gala. Contact us today to become a sponsor and help us achieve our mission.