DALLAS – PIA Hagerstown student Rebecca Waring won The Phoebe Omlie Award and Scholarship sponsored by Tech Force Foundation for $5,000. The award is presented in recognition of Phoebe Jane Fairgrave Omlie, who was the first female to receive an FAA aircraft mechanic’s license in 1927.
“I feel so blessed to receive the Phoebe Omlie scholarship and the Jim and Alice Rice FAA Test Fees Grant. It is going to be a huge help in relieving some of the stress that comes from going back to school. Now I am able to focus more intently on school. I’m honored to be associated with Ms. Omlie’s vast legacy and I will continue to strive to make an impact in the aviation industry like she did.” – Rebecca Waring