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Kitty & Jill Eanes LGBTQ Scholarship


Type

Scholarship / Fellowship

Value

$37,807 (2023)

Year Established

2017

Purpose

To support students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) or who have demonstrated themselves to be an ally for the LGBTQ community. (GF000192)

Description

Students matching the criteria stated in the fund purpose will be selected by a three-member selection committee consisting of the university's chief diversity officer, the VP of student affairs, and the chair of the university diversity committee or their designee. Priority will be given to students from the College of Aeronautics first and after that to a student who has demonstrated leadership and/or promotion of equality for the LGBTQ community on or off campus. Students apply by submitting a one-page letter to the Kitty & Jill Eanes LGBTQ Scholarship highlighting their desire and reasons for applying.


History

Jill A. Eanes grew up outside of Washington, DC.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Aviation and her M.B.A. at Florida Tech, where she was also an assistant chief flight instructor. Currently, Jill flies the Boeing 777 as a first officer for United Airlines based in San Francisco. Jill and her wife, Kitty, live in Sunnyvale, CA. They enjoy hiking in our incredible National Parks, as well as biking and running in less wild locations.

If you would like to contribute to this fund, please go to Panther Fund and use the "other" designation to identify that you wish to give to this named endowment fund.

Recipients:

2022: Zachary (Zach) Miller

2023: Cristiano Bozzolan

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