Manuela is a passionate aviator who recently graduated with honors from Florida Institute of Technology. Throughout her time at Florida Tech, Manuela was an active
member of the college community, serving as President of the Women in Aviation Club, VP of the UNICEF Club, and as a Resident Assistant to upperclassmen students.
She now holds a Commercial Multi-Engine certificate and is working on her CFI. Ultimately, she hopes to become a professional airline pilot in the near future. She plans to
use her scholarship toward obtaining her seaplane rating in Alaska. Manuela says that she would not be where she is today if it weren’t for the endless support of
scholarship sponsors like the FullThrottle Aviation scholarship committee who believed in her and gave her the opportunity to pursue her dreams.
Matthew is from Dallas, Texas and is currently a senior at the University of Arkansas. As an overachiever in school, he was named on Chancellor’s List and has been active in the
Student Alumni Association, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. While earning his degree, he has also been working toward his
goal of becoming a professional pilot. He currently holds his commercial pilot certificate and is a CFI. He plans to use the scholarship toward continued flight training in pursuit of his
dreams of being a professional pilot..
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Larry Schnaare lives in Colorado with his two boys, Alexander, Larry and wife Noelia. He is an instrument rated Commercial pilot and is currently working on his CFI certificate. In addition to being passionate about flying he is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt instructor and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. Larry is also a USMC and Army veteran and is passionate about helping fellow veterans, military, and law enforcement through BJJ and once a CFI, will give free flight lessons to veterans, active duty, and first responders as a form of therapy and to say thank you.
Samantha Welby began her flight training at a local airport in Southern New Jersey while also pursuing two degrees from Rutgers New Brunswick in Economics and Criminal Justice. After graduation, she decided her true passion was for aviation and she began training full time towards that goal. Today she is an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot that works as a Skydive pilot at the Jersey Shore. She hopes that this scholarship will allow her to broaden her horizons as she continues to seek a lifelong career as a professional pilot.
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Sara is a native of Tempe, Arizona. She became a Flight Attendant for Southwest Airlines in February 2015. Sarah began her flight training in August 2017 and is currently working on
her Instrument rating and Commercial certificate in Arizona. She is planning to use the scholarship funds to continue toward her Instrument rating and Commercial pilot certificate.
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David is a college graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Studies. In 1992 he obtained his Single-Engine and Multi-Engine Commercial and Instrument rating. Although
his passion was always aviation, it became unattainable due to cost. In order to stay involved in aviation, he became a flight attendant where he has worked for the past 29 years. With
the scholarship money from FullThrottle Aviation, he plans to circle back to his original dream of being a pilot and begin training for his CFI and CFII.