Red Tails
Two MPS students receive $10,000 Red Tail scholarships
Posted on 04/17/2019
Ceremony at Lee High

Two Montgomery Public Schools students have received $10,000 scholarships from the Red Tail Scholarship Foundation for the purpose of obtaining a private pilot license.


Ty’Asia Brown of Lee High and Lee Turner of Brewbaker Technology Magnet High were presented the scholarships during ceremonies at their schools Monday, April 15, 2019.


Among those on hand to congratulate the students was Col. William Sparrow, commander of the 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field and member of the Red Tail Foundation board of directors.


Ty’Asia and Lee were awarded the scholarships after winning an essay contest.


The foundation gets its name from the nickname “Red Tails” that was given to Tuskegee Airmen. Its goal is to provide resources to African-American students with an interest in aviation.