Whirly-Girls Scholarships Continues to Climb in Numbers

Whirly-Girls Scholarships Continues to Climb in Numbers

15-Sep-2015 Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has announced that Erickson, Inc. has reaffirmed its commitment to continue to support the Whirly-Girls by offering a highly valued and career developing scholarship. According to Colleen Chen, VP of Scholarships, “The Whirly-Girls are offering a record number of 25 scholarships for rotary career development, and we are certainly leading the way to promote women in helicopter aviation.”

The Whirly-Girls organization is an international organization of over 1800 female helicopter pilots in 45 countries. Erickson, Inc. recognizes the importance women contribute to aviation and thus has partnered with Whirly-Girls International to assist women aviators in their career development. Erickson continues to offer a scholarship to assist a Whirly-Girl in obtaining her vertical reference/external load endorsement. Jeff Roberts, President and CEO of Erickson Inc. states, “We believe Whirly-Girls is a worthy cause and are proud to have provided scholarships to the program for the past three years, as we are constantly working to promote aviation excellence within Erickson as well as throughout the industry.”

Founded in 1971, Erickson, Inc. is a leading global provider of aviation services specializing in government services, manufacturing and MRO, and commercial services such as firefighting, timber harvesting, oil and gas, and much more.

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation.

For more information about all Whirly-Girls scholarships offered, please visit or contact Colleen Chen at wgvpsch@whirlygirls.org.  Applications for scholarships close October 1, 2015.

For more information on Erickson, Inc., please visit http://ericksonaviation.com

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