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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 and increase awareness to the field of aviation. The Foundation awards flight scholarships to obtain private pilot certification.

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

Seventeen individuals have graduated from four year programs with degrees including aeronautical engineering, aeronautical science, aviation, flight technology, and aviation business, cyber security and cyber engineering. Eight students are currently completing their undergraduate degrees. Most recipients have achieved additional ratings – instrument, complex, commercial single & multi-engine, airline transport pilot (ATP) and certified flight instructor (CFI.)

Two past recipients are graduates of the US Naval Academy and three graduates of the US Air Force Academy, two are presently completing their studies at the US Air Force Academy. The Foundation’s scholarship recipients fly (or previously have flown) FA-18s and F-35s in the US Navy, RC-135 and C-17s in the US Air Force, F-15 in the Air National Guard, MD-11 for Western Global Airlines, MD-88 and 757/767 for Delta Airlines and 767 for FedEx Express.

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 …



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