Aviation Scholarships

West Valley is proud to offer two annual scholarships in memory of two of our employees, pilots, and instructors. Deadlines for scholarships are November 30 each year. Contact us for more information and to apply.

Gianni Manganelli Memorial Scholarship
On June 18, 2011 fellow West Valley Flying club employee, pilot, instructor and above-all, friend, Gianni Manganelli passed away after a tragic motorcycle accident.
In his memory, West Valley Flying Club has established a $1000 memorial scholarship to help fellow aviators pursue their dreams to learn to fly or towards their studies.
Although Gianni had many hobbies and activities in his life, one of his true passions was aviation.  Through this fund we hope to give others the chance to purse this passion while we honor Gianni and carry forward his memory through this worthwhile cause.

Lorne Lawry Memorial Scholarship

On March 11, 2013 West Valley Flying Club lost a wonderful flight instructor and dear friend, Lorne Lawry.

In Lorne’s memory, we have established a $1000 memorial scholarship.

Lorne had a strong passion for aviation, especially sharing his knowledge with his students and other club members.  Through this fund we hope we will be able to continue to make a difference in the lives of aspiring pilots in the Bay Area.

Lorne, your never-ending support and smile around the club will never be forgotten.