I Hart Flying Teams Up with Phillips 66 for Scholarship Launch at Oshkosh

The opportunity brings the total scholarship monies awarded to more than $100,000.

Scholarship winner Shana Bartell was awarded a $5,000 training stipend in March 2021, along with a host of tools for her training, including a Bose A20 headset and King Schools online ground school course.Courtesy IHFF

The I Hart Flying Foundation has big plans with ongoing partner Phillips 66 Aviation at EAA AirVenture, July 26 to August 1, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The IHFF—founded by pilot and entrepreneur Rachelle Spector to propel women forward in aviation—has joined forces again with Phillips 66 to launch a new scholarship initiative, “Fueling Flight Through Harts of Might,” with several media events scheduled for the fly-in and convention. The new opportunity will bring the total scholarship monies awarded to $100,000 by IHFF and its sponsors.

Phillips 66 and IHFF will host a press conference at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday, July 29, at EAA Press HQ, as well as participate in two EAA Radio shows on Tuesday, July 27 at 8:45 a.m. ET and Thursday, July 29, at 9:45 a.m. ET. A ‘Meet n Greet’ at the Phillips 66 tent will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. CT. Additionally, an all-female aerobatic formation flight, which will include two members of the IHFF team, is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 28, with the Phillips 66 Aerostars.

“There’s no greater feeling than giving back, when two forces of the industry come together to drive deeper impact for the growth of aviation,” said Lindsey Grant, manager, Phillips 66 Aviation. “We’re thrilled to team up with the I Hart Flying Foundation for this incredible scholarship opportunity and can’t wait to hear about all of the deserving applicants.”

“We’ve experienced now four years of unparalleled success with our themed scholarships,” said Spector. “They benefit the very industry and partners impacted by talent shortages, gender imbalances, and goals for more sustainable diversity and inclusion initiatives. Phillips 66 Aviation is no stranger to our cause. They stepped up several years back to support Hart scholars, and this time advanced their financial investment to get more women in flight. We are so grateful for their loyalty.”