L3Harris Technologies has partnered with SkyWest Airlines to award US scholarships totalling more than $100,000 to six women pilots to help promote diversity on the flight deck.
The L3Harris Pilot Pathways Women Aviators scholarships help cover the training costs for female candidates applying for the Professional Pilot Programme at the company’s Airline Academy in Sanford.
Five cadets will each receive a $12,500 scholarship from L3Harris toward their training costs. L3Harris partnered with SkyWest Airlines to enhance the scholarship to offer one cadet $50,000 and be included in the SkyWest Airlines Pilot Pathway Programme.
“Engaging with organisations 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.