Elizabeth Robertson, The Professional Pilot Scholarship!
Elizabeth is a professional pilot student at Sun Valley Aviation in McAllen, Texas.
Elizabeth earned her private pilot license in 2015 and is actively working towards her Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating. Aside from her time in the cockpit, Elizabeth serves the community by serving the Civil Air Patrol and also offers remedial mathematics instruction to college students.
"My future in aviation, I see myself owning an aviation school and becoming a Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor, and Multi-Engine Instructor. The goal is to introduce youth into aviation then guide them through the process of applying to colleges" says Robertson.
The Sandra Blake Memorial Scholarship Foundation is pleased to provide the 2016 Professional Pilot Scholarship to Elizabeth and we wish her unparalleled success!
Terrell Palmer, The Professional Pilot Scholarship!
Terrell is a graduate of the Airline Career Pilot Program at ATP Flight School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. At ATP Flight School, Terrell began his ab-initio flight training and successfuly became a Commercial licensed pilot! He decided to continue his flight training at All 2 Fly Aviation where he will become a Certificated Flight Instructor. Congratulations to Terrell on this tremendous accomplishment!
Michelle Knuth, Sandra Blake Memorial Scholarship at Dowling College
Michelle was a student at Dowling College in New York before the college closed.
Michelle earned the Sandra Blake Memorial Scholarship at Dowling College in 2009 in the amount of $1,000. During her time in college, her 3.70 grade point average, as well as her community service activities enabled her to earn this scholarship.
The SandraFoundation is pleased to support Sultania in her goal of obtaining a career in english literature and secondary education!
About the Sandra Blake Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
The Sandra Blake Memorial Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization recognized by the New York Department of State and the New York Department of Education. The Sandra Blake Memorial Scholarship Foundation, also known as The SandraFoundation™, is a scholarship foundation which is authorized to raise scholarship funds for students demonstrating financial need. In memory of Sandra Blake, the family of Sandra Blake strives to empower deserving students who need college scholarships to pursue higher education. There are five active SandraFoundation™ scholarships. The SandraFoundation™ Scholarships are: The Professional Pilot Scholarship, The Community Servant Scholarship, The Road to Recovery Scholarship, The Cadet Scholarship, and the Naomi Blake Family Legacy Scholarship. Further details can be found on the company website, www.sandrafoundation.org.
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Mary Russell, The Professional Pilot Scholarship!
Mary is a professional pilot student at Freeway Aviation in Washington, DC.
She earned her private pilot license in August, 2015. Since earning her private pilot license, Mary has flown 100+ additional flight hours which puts her in close reach of securing the Commercial Pilot License.
"I am working to become a career airline pilot at United Airlines and someday fly the Boeing 777 like my uncle does" says Mary. "I feel extremely honored and appreciative for receiving The SandraFoundation Professional Pilot Scholarship for 2016. Receiving this scholarship has boosted my confidence and inspiration to realize my dreams of becoming a professional pilot."
The Sandra Blake Memorial Scholarship Foundation is pleased to offer the Professional Pilot to such a deserving student and we wish Mary the best of luck in her future endeavors!
Mauricio Smith, The Naomi Blake Family Legacy Scholarship!
Mauricio Smith has been named the first ever recipient of the Naomi Blake Family Legacy Scholarship!
Mauricio, a graduate of Wilson Area High School in Pennsylvania, earned this scholarship based on demonstrating financial need as well as satisfying the scholarship's academic criteria requirements.
Mauricio is now an undergraduate at La Salle University; his major is in Marketing.The SandraFoundation is pleased to offer this scholarship to Mauricio as he pursues his dream career!
Austin Do, The SandraFoundation Cadet Scholarship!
Congratulations to Cadet Austin Do, winner of the Cadet Scholarship Drill Competition at Morrow High School in Morrow, Georgia!
On February 6th, 2018, The SandraFoundation visited with and spoke to 178 cadets at Morrow High School to promote an upcoming Cadet Scholarship Drill Competition and Career Fair. Austin won a mock cadet scholarship drill competition, officiated by the Morrow High School Air Force Junior ROTC Aerospace Science Instructors!
Austin is a freshman and first-year cadet in the Junior ROTC. Congratulations Cadet Do!
Pamela Arias, The SandraFoundation™ Cadet Scholarship!
Pamela Arias is a senior at Riverdale High School in Riverdale, Georgia. She is enrolled in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) at Riverdale High School where she is actively the Color Guard Commander and Deputy of Operations.
Recently, she competed in the 2016 SandraFoundation Cadet Drill Competition and won the individual knockout drill competition, securing the Cadet Scholarship in the amount of $500.
Pamela says her dream career is to be a General Surgeon in the Army. She plans to go to college while simultaneously serving in the Army Reserve. She will then pursue a full time military career upon college graduation.
The SandraFoundation is pleased to support Pamela as she pursues her dream career.
Congratulations to Pamela and the Riverdale High School AFJROTC!
Sultania Makrides, Sandra Blake Memorial Scholarship at Dowling College
Sultania was a student at Dowling College in New York before the college closed.
Sultania earned the Sandra Blake Memorial Scholarship at Dowling College in 2009 in the amount of $1,000. During her time in college, her 3.58 grade point average, as well as her participation in the Student Government Association enabled her to earn this scholarship.
The SandraFoundation is pleased to support Sultania in her goal of obtaining a career in mathematics and secondary education!
Yonairis Smith, SandraFoundation™ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Yonairis Smith is the first-ever SandraFoundation Lifetime Achievement Award recipient! She was presented with this award in 2009 at a SandraFoundation benefit luncheon event in New York. She is a brave, courageous champion in her battle with Neurofibromatosis, type 2 (NF2). Her story of her battle with this disease is inspiring. She continues to live a normal life, successfully graduating high school and is actively studying in college while raising money to for research to combat NF2.
The SandraFoundation is pleased to honor Yonairis with the lifetime achievement award. We will support her continued endeavors to defeat NF2.
Yonairis Smith, Naomi Blake Family Legacy Scholarship!
Congratulations to Yonairis for being selected the 2017 Naomi Blake Family Legacy Scholarship! Yonairis was chosen for this scholarship because of her excellent academic grade point average at Northhampton Community College in Pennsylvania. In her own words, she pays tribute to her late great-grandmother, Naomi Blake - "When I think of granny I think of her light grey eyes which smiled at you while she gave a serious look. Granny was the mother of my grandmother Sandra Blake. She lived in Panama, and I rarely got the chance to see her, anytime I was in Panama her house was my first stop on the list. Granny always found her way to make you smile no matter how low your mood was. Anytime I think of granny, I either picture her on the couch during word search, or in the kitchen with abuela and tia Vilma cooking thanksgiving dinner. These are moments with granny I surely will miss, but I also believe she would want us to continue certain traditions which kept our family whole; like thanksgiving dinner. In grannies name, I believe once a year the family should come together, and do different kind of events. For example BBQ’S, go to theme parks, etc. Even though our family may have some unresolved disagreements, that should not keep us from one another. If anything, granny would want us to push our differences aside and just love one another."
Congratulations SandraFoundation™ Scholarship Recipients!