Ariel Talen-Keller, of Peters Creek, Mrs. Alaska United America and founder of Aero Femme Non-Profit Organization and Scholarship Fund, recently donated $500 for scholarships to the Alaska Military Youth Academy. Scholarships will be awarded on March 1 to graduates at AMYA graduation.
Mrs. Talen-Keller is the founder of Aero Femme Non-Profit Organization and Scholarship Fund, a project to encourage and educate women of all ages to become involved in aviation, and to promote women’s contributions to aviation, according to a press release. She said her organization works with national aviation groups such as the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA), and Women in Aviation International (WAI). Locally, she said she works with EAA Chapter 42, the Alaska Military Youth Academy, the Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol and the Alaska Aviation Museum. Other Aero Femme scholarships for 2013 will be listed with Women in Aviation International scholarship listings at wai.org.