Leonia Hunt, a master’s student in aviation human factors, was one of four nationwide winners of the inaugural Women in Aviation scholarship awarded by Raytheon Company’s Intelligence, Information and Services business as part of the Air Traffic Control Association’s (ATCA) Scholarship Fund Program.
Each scholarship winner will receive an $11,250 cash scholarship to pursue an aviation-related degree.
Administered by ATCA and announced Sept. 27 in conjunction with the organization’s 63rd annual conference in Maryland, the Raytheon Women in Aviation Scholarship awardees included Hunt and three recipients from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campuses in Florida and Arizona.
“Closing the gender gap in aviation career fields means expanding educational opportunities for women,” Matt Gilligan, Raytheon vice president of navigation, weather and services, said in a statement. “We are making a measurable contribution to close the gap, and our entire industry will benefit.”