Pilot Club of Manhattan sponsors two scholarship applicants

Pilot Club of Manhattan is proud to announce that our two scholarship nominatees to Pilot International recently received their awards.

Anju Giri is the recipient of a $1,500 Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship. Sara Devine will receive a $1,000 Becky Burrows Scholarship.

Anju is originally from Nepal and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources at K-State. She earned a Master’s Degree in Biology from The University of Toledo, Ohio. After completing her Ph.D. she intends to return to Nepal to join a university and focus on teaching, research and outreash.

The Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship was established in 1949. Ruby Newhall was from Gainesville, Fla., and was president of Pilot International. Her contacts with international students at the University of Florida strengthened her belief that these students could contribute significantly to improving international relations. With her passing, her family suggested scholarship contributions in lieu of flowers. The Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship Fund became part of Pilot International in 1975.

Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from K-State and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Secondary education with an emphasis on Social Studies. Her ultimate goal is to obtain a Master of Science in Special Education. Her career goal is to work with special needs students at a school serving military students.

The Becky Burrows Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 from the estate of Becky Burrows. This fund provides aid to students who are reentering the job market, beginning “second careers,” or seeking to improve their professional skills for their current occupation. Students applying for this scholarship must pursue courses of study that further Pilot International’s mission to transform communities through education and service in the areas of youth development, leadership, brain safety and fitness or caring for families in need.

Pilot Club of Manhattan congratulates Anju and Sara and wishes them the best as they complete their degrees.


Pilot Club of Manhattan

The Pilot Club of Manhattan has adopted the service focus of helping parents and caregivers of those affected by autism. We work closely with the autism coordinator in the Manhattan School District to plan and implement an autism workshop each year. As the knowledge about autism and the treatments and learning methods evolve, we continually bring in a wide variety of presenters who educate and inspire parents and family as well as educators and other professionals.

In addition, we are involved in a number of community activities, from assisting the Emergency Shelter and Crisis Center to providing cookies for Red Cross Blood Drives. To learn more about our club’s activities, click here.

The Pilot Club of Manhattan is one of three Pilot Clubs in the Manhattan, Kansas, community. In fact, Pilot Club of Manhattan was the first in Manhattan, chartered in 1963. We have chartered the other two clubs, as well as the Clay Center Club. All are part of Pilot International.

The Pilot Club of Manhattan meets at noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Kansas Farm Bureau building. For more information about Pilot Club of Manhattan, contact us at info@pilotclubofmanhattan.org.