Congratulations to our 2021 Cascade Warbirds Memorial Scholarship winners!
What a wonderful group of young people who applied for our scholarships this year! We are pleased to introduce the following recipients of aviation training scholarships for 2021. Unfortunately, due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, we were unable to hold any meetings this year. Normally, we would have introduced these fine young people, presented them with their certificates, and taken a lovely group photo. Regardless, we wish these scholars the best on their first steps to new aviation heights!
Alexandra “Alex” Szrama is a sophomore at Eastside Catholic School. She’s been a member of the Civil Air Patrol for over three years and has her sights set on the USAF Academy. Upon graduation, she hopes to fly fighters.
Brooke Swanson, a sophomore at Raisbeck Aviation High School, also hopes to attend the USAF Academy. She comes from a military aviation family; her sister is at the Academy now and her grandfather was a naval aviator.
Liam Mullins attends South Puget Sound Community College. His career goal is to become an airline pilot, so he will start flight training this summer while he finishes his college degree.
Mauricia Lott is a junior at Lynnwood High School. She, too, hopes to attend the USAF Academy where she’ll study aerospace engineering. Her ultimate goal is to become a commercial airline pilot. She’s proud to be second generation military – her mother was in the Army and her father in the Marines.
Thank you again to our partner, Galvin Flying, which donates the private pilot ground school tuition. Our scholars also receive the books and supplies they need for the course and two instructional flights.
We also thank all the generous contributors who, with their donations to our scholarship program, are helping us to fulfill part of our mission, “to inspire today’s young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.”
Since 2010, Cascade Warbirds has awarded flight training scholarships to over sixty outstanding Puget Sound area teenagers to get them started on their journey in aviation. Read more about our scholarship program and donation opportunities at https://www.cascadewarbirds.org/youth.