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Scholarships Offered for 2011

WAI is proud to offer a diverse selection of scholarships again 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.

Aerospace Engineering Scholarships

American Airlines and American Eagle Engineering Scholarship
American Airlines and American Eagle will award one $5,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in the field of engineering. 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 Reno.

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 2011 Scholarship Recipient, a Maintenance and 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 22nd 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 2011), 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 $7,000)

Flight Scholarships

Able Flight Scholarship New for 2011 Just Added
Able Flight changes the lives of people with physical disabilities by offering flight training scholarships and access to appropriately adapted aircraft. With support provided through Women In Aviation, Able Flight will award a $2500 scholarship to a woman with a physical disability towards the cost of earning a Sport Pilot Certificate. This scholarship may be combined with additional funding provided by Able Flight.

Able Flight will select an appropriate training location based on the student's needs, and will coordinate a training schedule. All funds will be paid by Able Flight directly to the flight school and for other training expenses including travel and lodging as required. Training must be completed within one year.

Please submit application according to WAI scholarship guidelines.

In addition, the applicant must:

1. Provide a copy of a valid and current state driver's license (serves as the medical certificate for Sport Pilot).
2. Provide a simple statement from a physician as to the nature of the applicant's physical disability. No medical records are to be submitted.
3. Be available for a personal interview to be conducted near the applicant's home by a representative of Able Flight.

Note: It is not necessary for the applicant to supply an estimate of flight training expenses.

(Scholarship value $2500)

Aerosim Flight Academy Scholarship
Aerosim Flight Academy is happy to provide one WAI recipient a $5,000 scholarship to Aerosim Flight 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 Aerosim Flight 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 Aerosim Flight Academy?

Aerosim Flight Academy, operates a fleet of more than 80 training devices, including the latest in technically advanced aircraft with its fleet of 33 new Cirrus SR20 aircraft and its Advanced Aircraft Training Devices. The Academy has trained students from 90 different countries and has placed pilots with more than 30 airlines including, but not limited to, all Delta Connection carriers, American Eagle Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines and Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines. For more information visit our website www.aerosim.com or call 1-800-U-CAN-FLY.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

Airbus A320 Type Rating Certificate Scholarship
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 $31,000)

Anne Baddour Scholarship
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 with 150 hours of flying time
- 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
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 WAI member pursuing a private, recreational, or sport pilot certificate who has obtained a student pilot certificate by the scholarship application deadline.

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

Each applicant must include her thoughts on general aviation's role in supporting the nation and local communities in the descriptive 500-word essay, as well as a copy of her student pilot certificate.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Preference will be given to 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 flight school under the recipient's name and must be used within one year of the award.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

Bombardier Business Aircraft Services LR45 Type-Rating Scholarships
In memory of Richard E. Blose, Learjet Instructor Pilot, Bombardier Business Aircraft Services is proud to offer a 2011 Scholarship for a LR45 type-rating course to Women in Aviation International. Upon successful completion of the LR45 pilot initial training course, the recipient will be able to conduct a 100 percent type rating check ride in the Learjet 45 simulator. The scholarship winner must, as a minimum, 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 $28,100)

Continental Airlines B737-NG Flight Training Scholarship
Criteria: a minimum of 1,500 hours total time, which includes at least 1,000 hours turbine, 500 hours PIC. In addition, applicants must possess commercial and instrument ratings, a first class medical with no waivers, and must have successfully completed the ATP written exam.

In addition to completing an online application (see instructions below), submit a 500 word essay on shy you have chosen aviation as a career.

- Go to www.AirlineApps.com
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.

We would also like to see letters of recommendations from three (3) sources. To have someone submit an online recommendation, under "Professional Recommendation" select "Send a Request" and enter the email address of the person submitting the recommendation. They should receive an email with a link to a webpage to submit the recommendation. There is no limit to the number of letters of recommendation allowed to submit.

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. Your application will not be considered until your essay has been submitted.

You must be able to attend the full training course as scheduled in the Spring/Summer of 2011. The scholarship includes, all aircraft training material, includes flight manuals, access to CBT's FTD training, full flight simulator training, and Rating Ride. The scholarship does not include housing, travel or personal expenses during training. The course will be trained under Continental Airlines 142 certificate and is conducted over a 21-24 day time period. (Scholarship value $8,000)

Dare to Dream Scholarship
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 (2) 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 (4.0) and have leadership potential. All training will be approximately 6 concurrent weeks and conducted in Atlanta, GA., lodging accommodations and round trip airfare will be provided during training (meals not included).

In addition to the B737-800 Type Rating Certificate, each recipient will receive a trip to the 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee).

Applicants résumés 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 all FAA check ride failures.

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

Delta Air Lines Boeing Airbus 320 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships (2) New for 2011
Delta Air Lines will award two (2) A320 Type Rating Certificates to qualified recipients that are currently enrolled or have a Baccalaureate Degree. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (4.0) and have leadership potential. All training will be approximately 6 concurrent weeks and conducted in Eagan, MN. lodging accommodations and round trip airfare will be provided during training (meals not included).

In addition to the A320 Type Rating Certificate, each recipient will receive a trip to the 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee).

Applicants résumés 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 all FAA check ride failures.

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

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 2011
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 has flown with you.

(Scholarship value $3000)

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)

Sporty's Foundation Flight Training Scholarship
Sporty's Foundation is offering Recreational Pilot Flight Training for small aircraft maintenance technicians. The award money is not intended for use in achieving any other certificate, rating or endorsement. 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 recipient's employer or school for disbursement 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)

Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship (2) New for 2011
In memory of U.S. Aerobatic Team pilot and IAC President Vicki Cruse, the Aero-News Network (ANN) respectfully dedicates two (2) $1,000 scholarships for the purposes of allowing a Private Pilot to undertake basic aerobatic or unusual attitude flight training (or further training for skills already undertaken in that flight training regimen). Vicki's first aerobatic experiences opened up a whole new world of aviation to her and allowed her to seek extraordinary adventures and achievements that culminated in her becoming one of the most respected and accomplished pilots in the sport aviation community.

Selected candidates must hold a Private Pilot certificate and valid third class medical certificate and be U.S. citizens. Interested applicants are requested to submit a résumé covering their educational, employment and flight history as well as a short written statement (500 words or less) outlining how they would employ aerobatic or unusual attitude training to further their goals in aviation and the role this training may play in their lives. The recipient will be chosen based on their background, dedication to aviation, and the goals they espouse for this training. Final candidates may be interviewed (by phone) by a selection committee comprised of several well-known veterans of the Aerobatic and WAI community.

Funds will be paid directly to the candidate's flight school and must be used within one year of the award. ANN will be happy to assist recipient with the selection of a flight school and training program, at their request.

(Scholarship value: $1,000 each - Total value: $2,000)

WAI Initial Helicopter Scholarship New for 2011
This scholarship will be awarded to someone interested in obtaining a private helicopter rating. Preference will be given to an applicant who has a minimum of five (5) hours logged in a helicopter by the scholarship deadline date. Proof of a current third class medical certificate and logged helicopter time is required.

(Scholarship value $1000)

WAI Oshkosh Chapter Spirit of Flight Scholarship New for 2011
The WAI-Oshkosh Chapter Spirit of Flight Scholarship is open to women of all ages who have already soloed and are working on their recreational, sport pilot, private pilot, or commercial certificate; instrument or multiengine rating; or CFI. Preference will be given to Wisconsin residents, but all who qualify are encouraged to apply. Funds will be paid to the flight school of your choice.

(Scholarship value $1000)

Women Military Aviators - Dream of Flight Scholarship 2011
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. During 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 2011 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 (1) 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)

Airline Ground Schools, Inc - Dispatcher Training Just Added!
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 Cincinnati Ohio or a Distance Learning Course with a six day residency. No previous aviation experience required

(Scholarship value $2700)

American Airlines Veteran's Initiative Scholarship New for 2011
In honor of their service to our country, American Airlines will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship to a military veteran who is pursing aviation/aeronautical education or training. This award will be paid directly to the accredited flight school, institution or college. Candidates will be evaluated on achievements, teamwork, leadership skills, motivation and community service involvement. Please submit application according to WAI scholarship guidelines. Finalists will be interviewed at WAI conference unless on deployment.

In addition to WAI requirements applicant must:

1. Have honorably served in the United States Armed Services and provide proof such as a DD form 214 or current military ID
2. Include name and address for the accredited institution, flight or training center used.
3. Be available for interview at the WAI conference or phone interview if deployed.

American Airlines has a long history of supporting our armed forces and veterans. With more than 60 percent of American's pilots and 10 percent of all American and American Eagle Airlines employees serving as active military or veterans, the company places a strong emphasis on its military and veteran's initiatives. American Airlines supports members of the military, veterans and their families in their communities, as well as when they travel, including special military airfares. American Airlines provides assistance to numerous non-profit organizations, and our employees engage in a wide variety of events and activities in support of our Military.

(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 that are at the sophomore level with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

(Scholarship value $2,500)

Changing the World Scholarship New for 2011
This Scholarship was inspired by WAI member Sandra Clifford. Her spirit of giving and her drive to help others has made many recognize the need for a scholarship, like this, to acknowledge individuals who are on a mission to help others.

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who does continuous work for any organization or group of individuals that make contributions to their community to make the world a better place. In addition to the WAI requirements, include a 500-word detailed essay describing who you are, your community involvement, why you feel community involvement is important, your planes or aspirations for a better future and how you plant to use the scholarship.

Funds will be awarded for use of flight training advancement and or educational advancement and will be paid directly to your flight school or educational institution under recipient's name.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation Scholarship
Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. is awarding a $1,000 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
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
WAI member Elisha Hall (Mrs. Mark Bizzaro) 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)

Janet Clark Memorial Scholarship
The Washington State Chapter of Women in Aviation, International (WA-WAI) is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,500 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)

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Scholarships (5)
Five (5) ICAO training scholarships will be awarded to women in 2011: Three in the Air Navigation Bureau (Flight Operations; Aerodromes; Air Traffic Management; Aviation Medicine; Accident Investigation; Integrated Safety Management; or Safety Oversight Audit), and two in the Air Transport Bureau (Aviation Security Branch; Environment Branch; or Economic Analysis and Policy Section).

Applicants should have adequate academic/professional qualifications and should have progressed to responsible positions in their line of work. The recipients will be exposed to and have an opportunity of participating in the work of the related Bureaux at ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The duration of each scholarship may vary from four to six weeks, depending on the availability of recipient.

Applicants should submit a statement of intent of not more than 250 words, indicating why they feel a training scholarship would be beneficial to them.

Travel and medical costs involved would need to be borne by the recipient, however, an award of $3,000 will be granted to each recipient for their living expenses.

(Scholarship value: $15,000 each, Total value: $90,000)

PilotMall.com Aviation Superstore CFI Scholarship New for 2011
PilotMall.com Aviation Superstore will award a $1,000 scholarship to a WAI member pursuing a Flight Instructor Certificate. Along with this, Abingdon Watches will award one of their ladies' aviation watches.

The applicant should have their Instrument Rating and Commercial Certificate and hold a current Second Class Medical. The recipient will be chosen based on merit, including previous accomplishments, ability to set and achieve goals, and commitment to flight training.

The scholarship may be used at a flight school or college/university of your choice and must be used within one year of acceptance. Funds will be paid directly to the school under the recipient's name.

(Scholarship value $1,250)

Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Scholarship New for 2011
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) will award one (1) scholarship to an aviation educator to further their instructional credentials, knowledge, or skills. This scholarship is intended for anyone possessing current aviation instructor credentials (such as sport pilot, flight, ground, or maintenance instructor, or anyone with an ongoing history of teaching an aviation technical subject at any level).

Applicants should include a summary of their current involvement in aviation education in their essay, along with a copy of documentation as an aviation educator (e.g. AGI certificate, teaching certificate).

The scholarship may be used at a school or for a recognized program of the recipient's choice and must be used within one year of acceptance. Funds will be paid directly to school under recipient's name.

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) is a member-centric, professional organization for aviation educators. SAFE seeks to create a safer aviation environment through enhanced education.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Women in Aviation, International Achievement Award (2)
One (1) scholarship will be awarded to a full-time college or university student pursuing any type of aviation or aviation related career. Another 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. Please send application information (according to WAI requirements) to: wca2011scholarships@gmail.com

(Scholarship value $2000)

Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

AirTran Airways Maintenance Scholarship New for 2011
AirTran Airways will award a scholarship worth $2,500 to an individual pursuing a career in or directly related to Aviation Maintenance, Engineering or Technical Management or currently enrolled in an Aviation Maintenance Technician Program (A&P), Avionics Training Program or with a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

The scholarship winner will attend a four day Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems course in Atlanta, Georgia. The course objective is to prepare maintenance personnel involved either directly or indirectly in the performance of aircraft electrical system installations, and repairs by presenting the proper processes, procedures, methods, techniques, and practices to be used when performing maintenance, preventative maintenance, inspection, alteration, repair, and cleaning of electrical wring systems.

Applicants will be considered based on their personal accomplishments, community involvement, academic standing, and career goals.

In additions to all WAI requirements, please provide an essay (500-1000 words) detailing how this scholarship will benefit their education and chosen career path. In addition to the scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee).

Applicants must be a US citizen. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Housing and airfare (on AirTran Airways) are included.

(Scholarship value $2,500)

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 22nd 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 2011), 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 2011 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 22nd 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 (6) 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 22nd 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 2011), 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 $7,000)

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 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Reno, Nevada, February 24-26, 2011.

(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)

Miscellaneous Scholarships

FedEx Express JT8D Engine Award New for 2011
FedEx Express is accepting applications from qualified aviation schools, universities, museums and other aviation education organizations for a JT8D engine with stand 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 engine would enhance your program and any joint use opportunities with other area programs to increase the utilization of the asset. The recipient will be required to sign a contract that restricts the transfer of ownership, the sale of parts and acknowledges that the engine 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 2011 WAI conference in Reno. Applicants must also be a corporate member of Women in Aviation, International.

(Award value: TBD)

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