Debby Dreyfuss Dare to be Different Award

The Debby Dreyfuss Dare to be Different Award (also known as the 'D4 Award') is managed by the Washington DC 99s Chapter on behalf of our current Governor and Award sponsor, Debi Dreyfuss. The D4 award provides a unique and interesting funding opportunity for aspiring women aviators.

Application Requirements

1. Applicants must be a 99 or student pilot member in current standing. 

2. Student pilots need to have a student pilot certificate.

3. Goals must be aviation oriented.

4. The award goes to the most unusual application.

Application Deadline

The application deadline each year is 31 December. So, for the 2021 year, the application is due 31 December 2021.

Additional Guidance

This is NOT the standard type of application that involves essays, letters of recommendation, etc. This is a chance to be creative in expressing your aviation goals. The submission should communicate what you are doing to work towards your goals and what the funds will be used for. There are no rules for submissions, just 'Dare to be Different'.

Award Amount

If more than 5 applications are submitted, two recipients will be selected and will receive $1,500 each. If fewer than 5 applications are submitted one winner will be selected to receive $3,000. The prize is to be spent in support of the recipients aviation.

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