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Scholarship Winners*

*Abingdon Foundation 501(c)(3) was formed 11/3/17, but previous scholarship winners were awarded conference scholarships to the Women in Aviation conference under the "It's About Time" scholarship provided by The Abingdon Co.

Click each winner's photo for more information about them and to learn how they won their scholarship.

Throughout my life, I have taken part in many opportunities that have allowed me to understand the importance of shooting for the stars, perseverence and diligence. I believe that with more youth involved in STEAM, it will facilitate more representation for females especially.

2019 Women in Aviation winner

YASNA TAIEB

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There were no qualified applicants for this scholarship. This means YOU could have won! Never be afraid to apply. Don't pass up these great opportunities. We WANT to meet you!

2019 Helicopter conference

NO WINNER 😔

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"I can say I have begun the greatest adventure of my life by pursuing my dream of being a pilot. However, I also understand that a purposeful life reaches out a giving-hand to another.”

2018 Women in Aviation winner

KHODANI DAVHANA

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"I have been deeply moved by my experiences, peaked desire to fly and the empowerment of women through the WAI conference of 2017. It has been pivotal and extremely wonderful!"

2017 Women in Aviation winner

AUDREY SWATSON

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There were no qualified applicants for this scholarship. This means YOU could have won! Never be afraid to apply. Don't pass up these great opportunities. We WANT to meet you!

2015 Women in Aviation

NO WINNER 😔

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"All too frequently, I'm the only woman in the room. I don't expect to [see] other women where I spend much of my time. With your help, I plan to change that...I have plans. Big ones. And as the only woman in the room, I am in a unique position to make these plans a reality."

2019 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoors winner

SU LAING

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"I am entering a different stage in my life and I hope to rekindle the passions I once had for experiencing life to the fullest. I want to travel to heights, see the world, dive greater depths."

2018 Scuba Diving winner

DEANNA MORRIS-STACEY

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“I plan to have a successful career in helicopter aviation, and to some day serve as a mentor to women coming up in the field. As your scholarship recipient, and someone who uses your product daily, I do feel in ways like a representative of your company and I intend to make you proud.”

2018 Helicopter conference winner

HOLLEY GARDEL

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"Abingdon, getting to come to this conference right after getting my PPL was absolutely perfect and so timely. Not only was the conference one of those ‘far, far better things’, but also opened a lot of possibilities and encouraged me in so many ways. Thank you for offering this scholarship!"

2016 Women in Aviation winner

JESSICA RICHARDSON

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"I learnt lessons, like the need to have business cards, the importance of networking and the integration of the word ‘awesome' into the Irish language.....It's a great word to be fair!"

2014 Women in Aviation winner

ORLA O'DEA

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2012 Women in Aviation winner

MARIA BATLLE