2022 Winner - Fly Girl

2022 FlyGIRL/Sporty’s $4,000 Scholarship winner

Lauren Wood

Lauren Wood is the 2022 recipient of this year’s scholarship! Lauren is from Minnesota and has been serving in the Air Force since 2015. She has served as an intelligence analyst in Virginia, South Korea, and California. During her time in Korea, she worked with F-16 pilots and decided she wanted to pursue aviation, as well.

She currently serves as a C-130H loadmaster in the Air National Guard in Minnesota.

Lauren has already earned her Private Pilot’s License, and is working on her instrument and commercial ratings. She will continue her training, while serving, and hopes to one day be the pilot on the C-130. She enjoys serving her country and would like to continue to do so, in some capacity. Ultimately, she is aiming to be the captain for a major airline.

She funds her flight training from her own personal savings and the GI bill. The funds from this scholarship will help Lauren earn her ratings with less of a personal, financial burden. We wish you all the best Lauren!

flyGIRL Scholarship Winner Lauren Wood and Plane
Lauren Wood with Natalie Kelley from flyGIRL
2022 flyGIRL Scholarship Winner Lauren Wood