2021 Honorable Mention LT Valerie Cappelaere Delaney Memorial Scholarship valued at $500.00.
Ellie is a high school student from Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the Cadet Commander for the Monticello Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol and has pursued its courses and opportunities in aerospace. Through Virginia Space Consortium’s Pathway’s Flight Academy, Elie completed ten hours of flight training, culminating in her first solo flight. She writes, “I am currently awaiting news regarding an appointment to the Naval Academy and am hopeful and prayerful that I will be among the Class of ’25 this summer. Otherwise, I am overjoyed to still serve in the Navy through a 4-year NROTC scholarship to study aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida.” The Wings For Val Foundation is honored to assist Ellie in a small way to achieve her goal of becoming a Jet Pilot for the US Navy!