AAUW Honolulu scholarships continue to make a difference in the lives of women in Hawaii. The Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarship provides funds for women seeking to earn a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pilot Certificate — and this year marks its 25th anniversary.
Our 2016 award recipient, Julia Graham, will use the award to obtain her commercial multi-engine pilot’s license. Julia holds a bachelor’s degree from UC-Berkeley and a master’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
“I love aviation and am wholeheartedly committed to becoming a professional airline pilot. Aside from my flight training objectives, one of my primary goals in this field is promoting opportunities for female success and leadership in the aviation industry. Upon graduating from UC-Berkeley in 2008, I realized I wanted to pursue a career in aviation full time. From that time on, my love of aviation has increasingly out-weighed all other interests,” she said.
“Flying is like no other physical or intellectual endeavor, which is why I love it so much.”