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Scholarships Offered for 2010

WAI is proud to offer more than $300,000 in scholarships so far this year. Check back often as new scholarships are added regularly. New scholarships are marked with a Just Added tag. Please be sure to read the scholarship descriptions carefully as some have special instructions and/or additional requirements.

Aircraft Dispatcher Scholarships

Airline Ground Schools, Inc.
Airline Ground Schools (AGS) will award one dispatcher training award leading to an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher certificate. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. AGS offers two options: a 13 weekend course in Florence, Kentucky (near Cincinnati); and a Distance Learning Course with a six day residency. No previous aviation experience required.

(Scholarship value $3000)

Airline Dispatcher Federation (ADF) Scholarship
ADF will award one dispatcher scholarship donated by Airline Ground Schools, Inc. leading to a FAA Aircraft Dispatcher certificate.

Applicants must be 21 years of age to begin training, and upon successful completion, may be hired as a dispatcher assistant until legally able to exercise joint Operational Control upon reaching 23 years of age. Previous aviation experience may be applied, but is not required.

(Scholarship value $3000)

Aerospace Engineering Scholarships

American Airlines and American Eagle Engineering Scholarship - Just Added
American Airlines and American Eagle will award one $5,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in the field of engineering – aerospace/aeronautical, mechanical, or electrical. Candidates will be evaluated on academic standing, personal accomplishments, teamwork, leadership skills and community service involvement. Please submit application according to WAI scholarship guidelines. Finalists will be interviewed at WAI conference in Orlando.

Requirements: meet all WAI scholarship requirements and guidelines, GPA 3.0 or higher, enrolled in accredited U.S. engineering program, U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

American Airlines and American Eagle Maintenance & Engineering divisions are vital to the companies’ commitment to provide safe, dependable and friendly air transportation to their customers. As such, they seek to attract top engineering talent who share their passion and interest in the aviation industry.

To honor the 2010 Scholarship Recipient, a Maintenance & Engineering Senior Executive will host the winning student at a "Women in Aviation Recognition Lunch" at an M&E facility, including all travel arrangements and tour.

(Scholarship value $5000)

Delta Air Lines Engineering Scholarship
Delta Air Lines will award a $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in a Baccalaureate degree in Aerospace/ Aeronautical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 21st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee). Applicants must be full-time students at the junior or senior level with a minimum of two semesters (as of March 2010), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

IN ADDITION to all WAI requirements you must also include a detailed essay (500 -1000 words), double spaced, type written which addresses the following topics:

1. Who or What inspired you to pursue a career in Aero-space/Aeronautical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering?
2. What is or has been your greatest life challenge, and how has it enriched your and/or someone else's life?
3. If someone else was to describe your greatest strength, what would it be and why, and what do you consider to be your strongest characteristic and why?
4. What has been your most memorable academic experience and how did you handle this situation?
5. Why are you the most qualified candidate for the Delta Air Lines Engineering Scholarship?

(Scholarship value $5,000: Estimated total value $6,000)

WAI Connecticut Chapter Engineering Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to a woman who wishes to pursue a career in the aerospace industry in the field of Engineering. Preference will be given to Connecticut residents, but all applicants will be considered based upon character, need, and accomplishments and the award must be used for educational purposes at an accredited college or university.

Requirements:
- Meet all WAI scholarship requirements
- Full-time student with a GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
- Be enrolled in an accredited engineering program

Limitations are:
- Scholarship funds must be used within 1 year of receipt
- Scholarship funds must be used for tuition or books

(Scholarship value $500)

Flight Scholarships

Airbus A320 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships (2)
Applicants for the Airbus A320 type rating scholarships must hold a bachelor's degree, commercial pilot certificate, instrument rating, certified flight instructor certificate and multiengine rating. Preference will be given to those candidates who are graduates of Spectrum-type programs, featuring technical flight management systems and glass cockpit training.

(Scholarship value $31,000 each. Total value $62,000)

Anne Baddour Scholarship - Just Added

The Anne Baddour Scholarship will be awarded to a female pilot with the following accomplishments:

- a burning desire to become a professional pilot
- have at least a Private Pilot Certificate
- be on track towards the ATP

This award will be used to further her aims toward an Instrument Rating, Multi-engine Rating and/or Commercial Pilot Certificate

(Scholarship value 2,000)

AOPA Student Pilot Scholarship - Just Added - New for 2010

Since 1939, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), has worked to keep general aviation fun, safe, and affordable. As part of its commitment to growing the pilot population, AOPA will award a $3,000 scholarship to a woman pursuing a private, recreational, or sport pilot certificate who has obtained a student pilot certificate.

The recipient will be chosen based on merit, including previous accomplishments, ability to set and achieve goals, and commitment to flight training.

Each applicant should include her thoughts on general aviation's role in supporting local communities in the descriptive essay.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full-time students enrolled in high school, an accredited flight program, or an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Funds will be paid directly to the recipient's flight school and must be used within one year of the award.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

Betsy Goldbach Aviation Scholarship - New for 2010
I love flying and would like to encourage others to explore the wonders of the sky. This scholarship may be used towards a Private Pilot Certificate or a Seaplane Rating.

Scholarship may be used at a school of your choice and must be used within one year of acceptance. Funds will be paid directly to school under recipient's name.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

Bombardier Business Aircraft Services Lear 31A Pilot Training Type-Rating Scholarships (2) - Just Added

In memory of Richard E. Blose, Learjet 31A Instructor Pilot, Bombardier Business Aircraft Services is offering two (2) Learjet 31A pilot type-rating scholarships. Upon successful completion of the training course, the recipient will be able to conduct a 100 percent type rating check ride in the LR31A simulator. Selected candidates must be a holder of a Private Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument-Airplane Rating. The course lasts 16 days and will be conducted in Dallas, Texas.

The applicant is responsible for all lodging and travel costs.

(Scholarship value $20,300 each - Total Scholarship value $40,600)

CAE SimuFlite Citation Corporate Aircraft Training Scholarship - Just Added
CAE SimuFlite will award a corporate aircraft training scholarship. It will include Citation initial training resulting in a type rating upon successful completion of the course. Criteria include, in addition to the general scholarship requirements, a current first class medical, commercial pilot certificate with multiengine and instrument ratings and a certified flight instructor certificate with instrument airplane endorsement. Applicant must have flown a minimum of 50 hours PIC or SIC within the previous 12 months. The candidate must demonstrate an interest in corporate or business aviation by writing an additional 250-word essay on how this scholarship will fit into their plans to enter corporate/business aviation. The recipient is responsible for all travel and housing-related costs for the 14-day course.

(Scholarship value TBD)

Continental Airlines 737 Flight Training Scholarships (2) - Just Added

Continental Airlines is offering four Boeing 737NG type rating training scholarships. Criteria requires a minimum of 1,500 hours total time, 1,000 hours turbine, 1,000 hours multi, 1,000 hours PIC. Applicant must possess commercial and instrument ratings, a first class medical with no waivers, and must have successfully completed the ATP written exam.

To apply for these scholarships, apply online using the following procedures. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2010.

- Go to www.continental.com
- Click on "About Continental"
- Click on "Career Opportunities"
- Select "Pilot Positions"

If this is the first time you have applied for a position, select "New Application". Unless you want to use this application to apply for employment at another airline other than Continental, select "Single Application Only." There is no charge for a single application.

- Follow the prompts to create a new AirlineApps.com account.
- Fill out the required information by selecting each item on the list of options on the left side of the page.
- Under the item "Job Targeting" select "Continental Airlines" as the airline you wish to receive your application.
- Under the item "My Addendums" select the option "enter/update" on the line next to "Continental Airlines"
- Complete the information on this page.
- At the top of the page select "Member of Women in Aviation" in the affiliate listing.

To have someone submit an online letter of recommendation, under "Professional Recommendation" select "Send a Request" and enter the email address of the person submitting the recommendation. They should receive shortly an email with a link to a webpage to submit the recommendation. You can have as many recommendations as you want.

Note: You may complete background references, but they are not required at this time. When you have completed all of the items select "My Application". Select "Validate My Application" to ensure all required fields are filled in. Once all items are verified, select "Publish My Application" to submit it for consideration.

After completing the application you can then submit your essay via email to with a copy to Pilotrecruiting@coair.com. Continental’s response to your email will let you know your application is under consideration. You may include a copy of your resume’, but this is not mandatory.

You must be able to attend the full training course as scheduled in the Spring of 2010. The scholarship does not include housing or personal expenses. The course will be trained under Continental Airlines 142 certificate and consists of manuals, CBTs, FTDs, FFS, Oral Validation and Rating Ride. The total training will be conducted over 21-24 day time period.

(Scholarship value $8,000 each - Total Scholarship value $16,000)

Dare to Dream Scholarship - New for 2010
The sponsor of this scholarship would like to make a difference in the life of one deserving person who is pursuing her dream in the world of aviation. A $3000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual working toward an instrument or multi-engine rating, commercial or CFI certificate. Funds will be paid directly to your flight school and training must be completed within one year. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspirations and dedication, as well as contributions to her community. One letter of recommendation must be from a pilot who has flown with you.

(Scholarship value $3000)

Delta Air Lines Boeing B737-800 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships (2)
Delta Air Lines will award two B737-800 Type Rating Certificates to qualified recipients that are currently enrolled or have a Baccalaureate Degree. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and have leadership potential. All training will be approximately 6 concurrent weeks and conducted in Atlanta, Georgia. Lodging accommodations and round trip airfare will be provided during training (meals not included). In addition to the B737-800 Type Certificate, each recipient will receive a trip to the 21st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee).

Résumé must include the following: all schools attended, including high school with city and state for each school, GPA, dates attended for college and all degrees. If applicable, all military history, including all occupations, ranks, education, and dates must be included. Candidates should list academic honors, scholarships, awards, and special achievements.

Minimum qualifications include the following: commercial, instrument, and multiengine land certificates a minimum of 1,000 hours total time, and a current first class FAA medical certificate. Candidates must include a copy of their automobile driver's license, current passport, and list any moving violations, dates, locations and associated details for the last seven years. Candidates must include a statement of conviction (any type of violation of the law, moving or not) with complete dates and locations. Candidates should provide details pertinent to any letters of inquiries from the FAA regarding any aircraft incidents or accidents, and a list of all FAA check ride failures.

(Scholarship value $35,000 each. Total value $70,000)

Delta Connection Academy Scholarship
Delta Connection Academy is happy to provide one WAI recipient a $5,000 scholarship to Delta Connection Academy. The Student/Applicant must hold at least a 3.0 GPA (please submit official copies of all high school and college transcripts), meet criteria for acceptance into Delta Connection Academy prior to being awarded scholarship and submit a one page essay covering the following topics:

1. Why do I deserve this scholarship?
2. What contributions do I feel I will make to the future of aviation?
3. What will I do to ensure my success in the Delta Connection Academy?

Delta Connection Academy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) with a fleet of more than 110 aircraft. Delta Connection Academy has trained students from 86 different countries and has placed pilots with 26 airlines. For more information visit Delta Connection Academy online at DeltaConnectionAcademy.com or call 1-800-U-CAN-FLY. For more on Delta Air Lines please visit Delta.com.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

ExpressJet Airlines, DBA Continental Express, Regional Jet Transition Course
ExpressJet Airlines is offering two scholarships to participate in the initial ground school instruction on the EMBRAER 145 with a FTD session and CRM course; the first step to your path of becoming a First Officer. The Regional Jet Transition Course offers 10 days of systems training in a classroom setting located in Houston, Texas. You will have the opportunity to take the FAA required Ground School Examination and observe what you have learned during multiple sessions in our on-site FTD's. Our CRM course will give you the insight to decisions and situations ExpressJet pilots face on a daily basis.

Minimum Hours:

- 250 hours TT
- 100 hours ME

Preference will be given to those candidates that actively participate in WAI. The participation should be one focus of the required essay.

(Scholarship value TBD)

The Keep Flying Scholarship 2010
The Keep Flying Scholarship was created after 9/11 to offer an intermediate level flight scholarship. Sponsors Deborah Hecker, Evelyne Tinkl and Janet Patton are offering one $3,000 scholarship to an individual working on an instrument or multi-engine rating, commercial or CFI rating certificate. Payments will be made directly to your flight school. Flight training must be completed within one year. Finalists will only be interviewed at the annual Women in Aviation Conference. Minimum requirements: private pilot certificate, 100 hours of flight time, copy of current 70%+ written test only for the certificate/rating sought. In your essay tell how the funds will be used, your goals and other information you feel is relevant. One letter of recommendation must be from a pilot that you have flown with.

(Scholarship value $3000)

Kathy K. Hodgkins Memorial Scholarship (floatplane training) - Just Added
Kathy K. Hodgskins was a pioneer in the aviation community in Maine. She not only had an airline career with Continental Airlines, but she also had a successful floatplane operation with her husband, Tim. She was a teacher and a student; a woman who lived life to the fullest and always looked for new adventures; and who always gave her time and care to others. On August 12, 2004, Kathy perished in a floatplane accident.

This scholarship will award the recipient with floatplane training to successfully complete a seaplane rating. The training will be completed in Maine and transportation to Maine has been donated to the scholarship fund by Continental Airlines. In addition to the WAI requirements, applicants should possess at least a private pilot's certificate and a current medical.

(Scholarship value - $1,500)

Ride The Sun Scholarship
Looking for assistance to extend your horizons and increase your aviation skills? Use this $500 monetary award to help defer the costs for out of the ordinary flight education.

Apply it toward:

- Air Racing expenses
- Training: Aerobatic, Formation Flight, Mountain, Soaring, Ballooning
- Special volunteer flights
- Record setting (NAA) flights
- International competitions
- And more...

Note: Cannot be applied toward Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, CFII, or ATP.

(Scholarship value $500)

From Rose to Rise Scholarship
This scholarship will be given to someone who has soloed and is working toward a private pilot certificate, and shows a well-rounded aviation interest besides piloting, such as active participation in aviation groups, and demonstrated interest/participation in aviation history, promotion, and/or education. Preference will be given to female applicants over the age of 30. Scholarship must be used within one year and will be paid directly to school under recipient's name. Include in your essay an explanation of the depth of aviation interest/participation and why the scholarship would be beneficial.

(Scholarship value $500)

Sporty's Foundation Flight Training Scholarship (2)
Sporty's Foundation is offering Recreational Pilot Flight Training Scholarships (2) for small aircraft maintenance technicians. The award money is not intended for use in achieving instrument rating, commercial, multiengine, instructor certificate or any other endorsements. Award money is to be used for flight training costs only. Award recipient must plan to pursue a Recreational Pilot certificate within six months of receiving the scholarship. Award money will be sent to flight trainer and award recipient and will require two endorsements for deposit. Award recipients will also receive a copy of Sporty's COMPLETE Recreational Pilot Flight Training Course on interactive DVD.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

Women Military Aviators - Dream of Flight Scholarship 2010
Women Military Aviators (WMA) seeks to preserve, for history, the important role women have played in creating and supporting the American Spirit through their contributions to flight, aeronautics and space. This is an elite band of women that changed and continue to change the way the world works and who put their lives on the line in defense of their country and for the love of aviation. WMA is committed to passing this legacy from one generation of women to another and has established an annual scholarship program in support of this commitment. Advocating the love of aviation, WMA offers an annual scholarship to advance a young woman in her pursuit of flight ratings at an accredited institution or FAA part 141 approved flight school. Over the past 30 years this scholarship has been given to select candidates so that they may pursue opportunities in the aviation and to support the advancement of women in civilian and military aviation.

The selection criterion includes the applicant's ambition to advance women in aviation, demonstrated persistence and determination; financial need; ability to complete training; and ability to bring honor to the women of WMA. All criteria should be addressed by the applicants in their application in addition to identifying their interest in military aviation. Applicants must be able to complete training within one year of the award; be enrolled in high school, an accredited flight program, or an accredited college or university. In addition, applicants should identify the school, college or university in which enrolled and identify the part 141 school where training will be completed. The 2010 Award will be given in honor of the women aviators who have served or are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

(Scholarship value $2500)

General Scholarships

Airbus Leadership Grant
One scholarship will be awarded to a student at the college level of sophomore year or above who is pursuing a degree in an aviation-related field, who has achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and who has exhibited leadership potential. All applicants should submit one 500-word essay which addresses their career aspirations and explains how they have exhibited leadership skills.

(Scholarship value $5000)

The Boeing Company Career Enhancement Scholarship
The Boeing Company will award a scholarship to a woman who wishes to advance her career in the aerospace industry in the fields of engineering, technology development or management. The award is to be used for educational purposes only and may not be applied towards flight hours. Applicants may be full-time or part-time employees currently in the aerospace industry or a related field. Also eligible are students pursing aviation and aerospace-related degrees at the junior level with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

(Scholarship value $2,500)

Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation Scholarship
Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. is awarding a $1000 scholarship to support a woman seeking to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in an aviation-related field. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, fluent in English and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in her most recent year of schooling. Applicant should submit a one-page essay detailing her current educational status, what she hopes to achieve by pursuing a degree in aviation and her aspirations in the field.

(Scholarship value $1000)

Desert Jet Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship New for 2010
Desert Jet, an aircraft charter and management company based in the Palm Springs area of California, is sponsoring this scholarship to promote the professional development and leadership skills of business aviation pilots who seek careers in aviation management or desire to start their own aviation-related business. It is envisioned that a pilot would be able to transition into a position of leadership with the training provided by this scholarship.

Suggested uses for the scholarship include (but are not limited to):

- Certification in the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager Program - Aviation Safety Officer Training - Coursework towards the USC Aviation Safety and Security Certificate - Attendance at NBAA's Leadership Conference - Darden Graduate School of Business Corporate Aviation Function Programs - NBAA Professional Development Program Courses - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Corporate Aviation Management Certificate Program

To apply, submit copies of your resume, all pilot and flight instructor certificates, current medical certificate, and a copy of last three pages of your logbook. Please also include an essay which describes your aspirations and how this scholarship will help achieve your goals.

(Scholarship value $1000)

The Elisha Hall Memorial Scholarship
Elisha Hall (Mrs. Mark Bizzaro-WAI #2335) represented herself as a dedicated and passionate aviation professional. She was a leader, an explorer, and lived life to its fullest. She set both her sights, and her standards, high. To celebrate her life and accomplishments, Women in Aviation, The Wright Chapter, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a woman who embodies the qualities that Elisha so splendidly exemplified, and is seeking to further her aviation career in one or more of the following areas: - Flight Training (any phase)

- Aircraft Scheduling or Dispatch
- Aviation Management
- Aviation Maintenance or Avionics
Preference given to local candidates within the Cincinnati, Ohio/Tri-State area, but all applicants will be considered based upon character, need, community involvement, and accomplishments. Limited financial assistance to the winner to attend the conference.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

"If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It" Scholarship
Nicole Cagnolatti, A&P/Pilot has been the recipient of several WAI scholarships and benefited immensely from the assistance. She wants to personally contribute to the WAI Scholarships (for the 3rd year) by offering other aviation dreamers the opportunity to pursue their dream. In addition to the WAI requirements, include a 500-word descriptive essay detailing your Aviation Dream (Flight, Maintenance, Management, etc.), where and how you hope to use this award, and an approximate timeline of completion towards your goal.

Applicants will be evaluated on a clear dream presented, past ambitious nature (aviation or other field, including volunteering) and following application directions. Awards will be made out to the organization under the recipient's name. Applicants must use funds within one year of acceptance. Financial assistance to your dream must make sense for amount offered.

(Scholarship value $500)

Janet Clark Memorial Scholarship
The Washington State Chapter of Women in Aviation, International (WA-WAI) is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1500 in memory of Janet Clark, a member of the Washington State chapter. Janet worked with the FAA as an Airworthiness (maintenance) Aviation Safety Inspector. This scholarship is open to all aviation career fields and can be applied to an accredited program. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit and commitment to chosen career in aviation. If enrolled in a program that issues grades, grades will also play a role in decision process. Preference will be given to individuals who have already made steps toward a chosen aviation career. An interview may be conducted at the WAI conference or at an earlier date in Washington State before the scholarship is awarded.

Applicant must:

- Be a WAI member.
- Preference will be given to a Washington State resident.
- Be working towards career in aviation*. (Please include details in essay.)
- Be enrolled in an accredited aviation related program**.
- Have done volunteer work for an aviation related activity or event in the last year. (Please include details in essay.)

* Aviation careers include but are not limited to: pilot, mechanic, avionics technician, engineer, meteorologist, dispatcher, flight attendant, air traffic controller, airport management.

** If working toward a pilot career, the applicant must hold a private pilot's certificate

Scholarship usage criteria:

The scholarship funds must be used within 1 year of receipt. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to an accredited program. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, specific training, or housing (if arranged through the training program).

(Scholarship value $1,500)

PAI Consulting Aviation Safety Scholarship (3) - New for 2010
PAI Consulting, a women-owned aviation consulting firm that provides support to the government and industry, will award three $1,000 scholarships to women pursuing aviation safety studies. The scholarships will recognize students who possess a passion for aviation safety.

In addition to the WAI requirements, the recipient must be:

- Currently enrolled at a university (undergraduate or graduate program) with a major or minor in an aviation safety-related field, - Have a minimum 2.8 cumulative grade point average, and - Be an active member in their local Women in Aviation Chapter, if applicable. Limitations

- The scholarship money must be used for tuition or school books. - Funds will be paid directly to your school.

(Scholarship value $1,000 each. Total value $3,000)

Women in Aviation, International Achievement Award (3)
Two scholarship will be awarded to a full-time college or university student pursuing any type of aviation or aviation related career. A third scholarship will be awarded to an individual, not required to be a student, pursuing any type of aviation.

(Scholarship value $1000 each scholarship)

Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship
The Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship is offered by the members and sponsors of Women in Corporate Aviation to any man or woman pursuing professional development or career advancement in any job classification of corporate/business aviation. The award must be used toward a specific program of education. Suggested uses include (but are not limited to): Flight training, dispatcher training, maintenance training, corporate flight attendant training and upgrades in aviation education. The award cannot be used for general business course work. Scholarship will not be awarded to previous winners of Women in Corporate Aviation scholarships. If you are currently enrolled in school, please submit school transcripts. If you are a pilot please submit copies of pilot licenses, medical and logbook pages with your application.

(Scholarship value $2000)

Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

Delta Air Lines Aircraft Maintenance Technology Scholarship
Delta Air Lines will award a $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in an Aviation Maintenance Technician Program (A&P) or a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 21st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee). Applicants must be a full-time student, with a minimum of two semesters left (as of March 2010), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

IN ADDITION to all WAI requirements, please include a detailed essay (500 -1000 words), double spaced, type written which addresses the following topics:

1. Who or What inspired you to pursue a career in Aviation Maintenance Technology?
2. What is or has been your greatest life challenge, and how has it enriched your and/or someone else's life?
3. If someone else was to describe your greatest strength, what would it be and why, and what do you consider to be your strongest characteristic and why?
4. What has been your most memorable academic experience and how did you handle this situation?
5. Why are you the most qualified candidate for the Delta Air Lines Aircraft Maintenance Technology Scholarship?

(Scholarship value $5000: Estimated total value $6,000)

Delta Air Lines - Engine Maintenance Internship
Delta Air Lines would like to extend a 2010 Summer Internship (13 weeks) opportunity to a student currently enrolled in a Baccalaureate degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering. In addition to an internship position, the recipient will receive a trip to the 21st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee). Applicants must be full-time students at the junior or senior level with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Lodging accommodations will be provided for the duration of the 15 weeks.

Compensation is paid to interns based on the following guidelines:

Junior $2,253 per month ($13/hr) - Completed at least 60 hours in college
Senior $2,427 per month ($14/hr) - Completed at least 90 hours in college

The primary role of the Engine Maintenance Operations intern is to participate in and lead projects in support of engine maintenance production. As an intern, the selected applicant will use his/her skills to investigate a myriad of problems affecting the various maintenance areas and their ability to produce quality, safe and timely products.

IN ADDITION to all WAI requirements, interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter detailing their qualifications. Applicants should list academic honors, scholarships, awards and special achievements.

(Internship value $10,159 -$10,681 including salary, lodging, and Conference)

Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Scholarships (6)
Pratt & Whitney will award six maintenance scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in aviation maintenance. Winners will have the option to attend any one of the maintenance courses offered by Pratt & Whitney or Pratt & Whitney Canada, such as System Familiarization, Line and Base Maintenance, and Borescope Inspection Procedures on JT8D, JT9D, PW2000, PW4000, PT6, or PW100 engines. Housing is also included for the duration of training.

(Scholarship value $800 - $3,200 each depending on course taken)

Aviation Management Scholarships

Delta Air Lines Aviation Maintenance Management/Aviation Business Management Scholarship
Delta Air Lines will award a $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in Aviation Maintenance Management or Aviation Business Management. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 21st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee). Applicants must be full-time college students, with a minimum of two semesters left (as of February 2010), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

IN ADDITION to all WAI requirements, please include a detailed essay (500 -1000 words), double spaced, type written which addresses the following topics:

1. Who or What inspired you to pursue a career in Aviation Maintenance Management/Aviation Business Management?
2. What is or has been your greatest life challenge, and how has it enriched your and/or someone else's life?
3. If someone else was to describe your greatest strength, what would it be and why, and what do you consider to be your strongest characteristic and why?
4. What has been your most memorable academic experience and how did you handle this situation?
5. Why are you the most qualified candidate for the Delta Air Lines Maintenance Management/Aviation Business Management Scholarship?

(Scholarship value $6,000)

Flo Irwin / Aircraft Spruce Scholarship
Flo Irwin was not a pilot, but she was a very astute businessperson who earned everyone's respect in a "man's world" as she built her business selling homebuilt aircraft parts. Aircraft Spruce has grown to be one of the leading distributors of aircraft parts worldwide by continuing Flo's vision and business philosophy. Aircraft Spruce is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a woman who has similar aspirations as Flo Irwin to begin an aviation business or to a junior or senior who is majoring in aviation management with the intent to start their own aviation business after graduation. The essay should include information on the type of business being considered.

(Scholarship value - $1,000)

GAT Wings to the Future Management Scholarship
GAT will give a scholarship to a female student in an aviation management or aviation business program at an accredited college or university. The scholarship will be applied to the tuition of the recipient and cannot be used for flight fees. Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). The recipient will also receive travel and lodging expenses to attend the 21st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, Florida, February 25-27, 2010.

(Scholarship value $2500)

Women in Aviation Management Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a woman in an aviation management field who has exemplified the traits of leadership, community spirit and volunteerism. The scholarship can be used to attend a leadership-related course or seminar to raise the individual's level of management.

(Scholarship value $1250)

Yeager Foundation WAI Scholarship Award
In 2005 the Chuck Yeager Foundation established a scholarship to assist those who may not otherwise be able to become involved in aviation. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving WAI member who has applied for other WAI or Corporate Sponsor scholarships and who has unique circumstances that impede their ability to advance their aviation plans. The recipient of this scholarship will be selected from the applications submitted for other scholarships. The selection will be based on information submitted in the scholarship application package. No separate application package is required.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

FedEx Express B-727 Aircraft
FedEx Express is accepting applications from qualified aviation schools/universities; airport rescue/firefighting groups; government agencies; museums and other aviation education organizations for a B-727 airplane from the company's retiring fleet. To be considered for this donation, please submit a detailed summary of your organization, including information about your program, how the aircraft would enhance your program and any joint use opportunities with other area programs to increase the utilization of the asset. The recipient must have adequate parking space available and will be required to sign a contract that restricts the transfer of ownership, the sale of parts and acknowledges that the aircraft will be used for ground training only. Contract approval and a delivery date will be finalized with the selected organization, and the winner will be announced at the 2010 WAI conference in Orlando. Applicants must also be a corporate member of Women in Aviation, International.

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