Young prospective pilots can apply for the LeRoy W. Homer Jr. scholarship from now until January 31.
Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 16 and 23 as of the application deadline, pursuing a private pilot certificate on their own and not as part of a college or university program.
“Essentially, the battle against terrorism started in the cockpit of that plane,” his wife, Melodie Homer, told The Philadelphia Tribune in 2011. The mission of the foundation named in honor of Homer is to “encourage and support young adults who wish to pursue careers as professional pilots and increase awareness to the field of aviation. ” The foundation awards scholarships for pilots following in his footsteps.
Scholarship application information is available on the website.