Kitty & Jill Eanes LGBTQ Scholarship


Type

Scholarship / Fellowship

Value

$26,670 (2021)

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. This fund is not yet activated and is anticipated to fund it's first student in 2022


History

Jill A. Eanes grew up outside of Washington, DC.  She earned her Bachelor’s 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.