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First Arab lady wins Amelia Earhart scholarship award

Posted 18 June 2013 · 2 Comments

The Arabian Section of the Ninety Nines female pilot organisation has announced that a member of the Arabian Section, Joline Rukab, has won the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships and Awards (AEMSF). This makes Rukab the first Arab female pilot to be awarded with this scholarship.

Rukab, a Palestinian female pilot, graduated from Jordan as a commercial instrument rated pilot and became a flight instructor in Jordan. 

Rukab has worked with organisations which bring together youth from conflict zones around the world. 

“This award will help fund my Bachelor degree in Aviation Administration at the farmindale State University of New York,” said Rukab. “This degree is a step towards higher degrees international relation’s and will widen my career options in the aviation domain."  

Alia Twal, governor of the Arabian section of the Ninety Nines said: “This year there are a total of 32 AEMSF scholarships, out of 32 scholarships 8 were awarded to non-USA members. This event inspires the rest of the ladies and give them motivation to stay in the section and be an active member.”  

The Ninety Nines established the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund in 1940 to honor the memory and perpetuate Earhart's ideals and love for flying . The scholarship is for licensed pilots members to advance in training and education in aviation and aerospace, including scholarships to complete additional pilots certificates and ratings, jet type ratings, and college degrees.

Currently the Arabian section of the Ninety nines has 32 members, with three new members joining.

 

 Rukab with her family

2 Comments for First Arab lady wins Amelia Earhart scholarship award

Claudia Rukab

posted 3 years ago

That is my family!

Alice Farjian

posted 3 years ago

congrats : )

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