The Minden Soaring Club (MSC) has announced the award of five scholarships to youth to help finance flight and ground instruction in preparation for obtaining a private or other glider rating.

Five scholarships in the amount of $1000 each were awarded to youths who demonstrated they are interested in learning to fly gliders and/or who have already begun their training and need additional monetary assistance.   The scholarships were announced by the MSC Board of Trustees at the club’s annual general meeting on March 18, 2018.  Scholarship winners are all from northern Nevada: Ryan Holcomb of Carson City; Joshua Nord of Gardnerville; Ari Erickson of Carson City; Emily Hillman of Gardnerville; and Ivan Altunin of Incline Village.  Scholarship recipients will be eligible to apply for an additional $500 in addition to the initial award of $1000 to assist with paying for costs associated with taking their written and flight tests to obtain their private glider license.