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The Foundation

The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation was founded in 2002, in memory of LeRoy Homer, First Officer of United Airlines #93 when it crashed in Shanksville, PA on September 11th, 2001. The mission of The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation is to encourage and support young adults who wish to pursue careers as professional pilots. In addition, The Foundation promotes awareness about aviation careers to disadvantaged youth.

Since The Foundation began in 2002, fifteen scholarships have been granted.  Fourteen recipients received their private pilot license.  All but one individual is working in the field of aviation as follows:

Nine individuals have graduated from four year programs with degrees including aeronautical engineering, aeronautical science, aviation, flight technology, and aviation business.  The Foundation’s first scholarship recipient recently completed his training for tailhook in the US Navy.  Another has just been accepted into the Navy pilot program after going through the ROTC program.  One recipient is currently serving in the US Marine Corp. Two female recipients have been selected for pilot slots in the US Air Force.  There are currently five students still completing their undergraduate degrees as well as adding additional ratings – instrument, complex, commercial single engine etc.  One recipient has recently become a certified flight instructor.

One Comment on “The Foundation

  1. August 16, 2017

    Wanted to say thank you to Mr. LeRoy J. Homer Jr. for this opportunity on behalf of my son Joseph Cimbolic. Joseph is a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott, Arizona. He is starting his junior year 2017. He is academically a 4.0 GPA and just completed a paid internship at GULF COAST HELICOPTERS in Pearland, Texas.

    Joseph and our family would be extremely honored to be part of this incredible foundation and scholarship program in memory of The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation.

    Thank you for your time and sharing …

    Respectfully,

    MARIA SCLAFANI-CIMBOLIC

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