Parkland aviation student wins scholarship

emily mccrone

CHAMPAIGN — A Parkland College student earned a nationwide scholarship. Emily McCrone, of Pesotum, was awarded’s 2016 Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship.

She’s one of only four full-time aviation students in the country to get the award. The program provides $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in an accredited university or college aviation program.

Recipients must share their flight training or aviation management experiences through weekly blogs. Leaders at say they hope the blogs will inspire others to careers in aviation.

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