Covington Aircraft is a proud sponsor of the Women of the National Agricultural Aviation Association (WNAAA) scholarship each year, which awarded two young women scholarships to further their studies, even if they are not entering a flying career. The first place winner was awarded $2,000, while the second place prize, sponsored by Covington Aircraft, received a $1,000 scholarship.
The first place winner was Candice Braxton of El Campo, Texas, while the second place recipient was Brittany Kerr of Highmore, South Dakota. The scholarship awards were presented at the Farewell Banquet of the NAAA 2013 Convention and Exposition in Reno, Nevada.
About the Scholarship
The WNAAA scholarship applicants were required to submit an essay, 1,500 words or less that described the role agricultural aviation played in their lives. Each entry was judged on content, theme development, clarity, originality and proper grammar. Resources had to be cited and plagiarism would result in immediate disqualification. The names of the applicants were hidden from the judges so that the decision could remain impartial. Entrants must have graduated from high school prior to August 15, 2013 to be eligible for the scholarship. Jane Pitlick was the chairperson of the WNAAA scholarship committee for 2013.
The theme for the 2014 WNAAA Scholarship is “Implications of UAVs on Ag Aviation.” The deadlines for submitting an application will be similar to the 2013 scholarship deadlines, which required essays to be submitted by August 15, 2013. Manuscripts are accepted through regular mail or electronically, and the organization does notify applicants when the submission has been received.
For more information about the WNAAA Scholarship sponsored by Covington Aircraft, visit the NAAA website. For more information about Covington Aircraft, visit us online, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.