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Scholarships Offered for 2012

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/ American Eagle will award one $5,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in Aeronautical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with a passion to work in aviation. Candidates will be evaluated on academic standing, personal accomplishments, teamwork, leadership skills, community service involvement and future career aspirations.

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. To compliment the scholarship, American/ American Eagle will host the winner with attendance to the WAI Conference (airfare, hotel and Conference registration).

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.

(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 23rd 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 2012), 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)

Aircraft Dispatcher Scholarships

Flamingo Air / Airline Ground Schools
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, and a Distance Learning Course with a six-day residency. No previous aviation experience required.

(Scholarship value $2700)

Universal Weather & Aviation FAA-certified Dispatcher Training Scholarship
This course is online, followed by two weeks of classroom time, which allows the recipient to complete half the coursework online over a four-month period. Once the online requirements are complete, the recipient will spend two weeks at our training facility in Houston to complete the practical portion of the training and take both the written and practical FAA exams. (We recommend that all recipients complete the two-week on-site course as soon as possible—no later than 2-3 months after completing the online modules.) Maximum class size is 10 students for classes held in Houston, Texas.

There are no experience-based prerequisites for taking this course. Students must be able to read, write, speak and understand English, have a high school diploma or GED, and have a government-issued identification showing they are at least 21 years old (students must be at least 23 years old to take the practical portion of the FAA certification exam.) Recipient must also have access to a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Scholarship does not include lodging, meals, or exam fees. Hotel reservation assistance is available.

(Scholarship value $3000)

WAI Mile High Chapter Empowerment Scholarship
The Jeppesen Commercial Aviation Dispatch Training Scholarship awards two $4,500 non-cash scholarships each year. The scholarship includes tuition, books and supplies, and FAA examination fees. One scholarship will be awarded to a Colorado resident; and one scholarship is open to world-wide applicants.

Students can be full, part-time or graduated. This scholarship is open to both women and men. Include in your essay activities, goals, and reason for applying. At least one letter of recommendation must be from an employer, instructor or personal acquaintance.

This will prepare applicants to take the comprehensive FAA written, oral, and practical exams leading to issuance of the Aircraft Dispatcher license.

Jeppesen graduates can receive transfer credit towards a Bachelor of Science degree at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, Honolulu Community College, and other worldwide partner universities.

Training is to be held at Jeppesen’s Corporate World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Travel and lodging expenses are not included in the scholarship. The scholarship must be used within one year of receiving the award.

(Scholarship value $4,500 each, Total $9,000)

Flight Scholarships

Able Flight Scholarship
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)

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

Note: You must be a US citizen to apply for this scholarship.

This award will be used to further her aims toward an Instrument Rating

(Scholarship value 2,000)

AOPA Student Pilot Scholarship
As part of its commitment to growing the pilot population, AOPA will award a $3,000 scholarship to a WAI member pursuing a private, recreational, or sport pilot certificate who has a student pilot certificate on 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. Applicants who are full-time students enrolled in high school, an accredited flight program, or an accredited college or university should have a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale).

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. 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)

Boeing 737 Transition Training Scholarship (4) New for 2012
Training is to be conducted at Higher Power Aviation, DFW or University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg, Missouri, in Boeing 737 training devices. Academic credit may be available through UCM. FAA Commercial multiengine certificate, with Instrument Rating preferred. Recipient must use within one year of receiving this award.

(Scholarship value $2,500 each; Total value $10,000)

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 scholarship award must be started within one year of the scholarship award date.

The applicant is responsible for all lodging and travel costs.

(Scholarship value $26,600)

CAE SimuFlite Citation Corporate Aircraft Training Scholarship
CAE SimuFlite will award a corporate aircraft training scholarship for Citation initial training resulting in a type rating. Scholarship criteria include, in addition to the general 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 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 $5000)

Carolyn M. Ford Memorial Scholarship
Carolyn was one of the first female commercial float plane pilots in the state of Washington and she flew for several years at Kenmore Air. This award will be given to a female aviation student seeking a float plane rating who demonstrates a love of aviation and a determination to become an accomplished professional pilot. Funds will be paid directly to flight school under the recipient’s name and must be used within a year after being awarded.

(Scholarship value $2000)

"Come Fly with Me" Scholarship Just Added!
This scholarship finds its inspiration in the annual all women's Air Race Classic, an organization which, in addition to carrying on the tradition of women's air racing, seeks to educate, encourage, and enthuse current and future women pilots. The purpose of the scholarship is to celebrate aviation, air racing, and simply, the joy of flight. The sponsors' goal in creating this scholarship is to help someone fulfill her aviation dreams, and the funds can be used for flight training expenses only. This scholarship will be awarded to a young woman who demonstrates her passion towards flying and endeavors toward a career in aviation.

(Scholarship value $1000)

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.

To apply, go to www.AirlineApps.com. If this is the first time you have completed an application on this site, select "New Application." Select "Single Application Only." There is no charge for a single application and you may change the status at any time.

Follow the prompts to create a new Airline-Apps.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 letters of recommendations from three 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 will receive an email with a link to a webpage to submit the recommendation.

When you have completed all of the items select "My Application." Select "Validate My Application" to insure all required fields are filled in. Once all items are verified, select "Publish My Application." You will receive an automated "thank you" for applying for a FO position with Continental Airlines.

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 2012. 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 $35,000)

Dare to Dream Scholarship
The sponsors 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 $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual working toward an instrument or multiengine 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 (4.0) and have leadership potential. All training will be approximately six (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 Boeing 737-800 Type Rating Certificate, each recipient will receive a trip to the 23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (including round-trip airfare, hotel and Conference fee).

Your 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 1000 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)
Delta Air Lines will award two 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 six (6) concurrent weeks and conducted in Eagan, Minnesota. 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 23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and Conference fee).

Your 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 1000 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)

Jeppesen Flight Training Scholarship New for 2012
Jeppesen’s commitment to general aviation includes a pilot flight training scholarship for an individual working toward a private, recreational or sport pilot certificate or instrument rating. Funds will be paid directly to your flight school and training is to be completed within one year. The recipient will be chosen based on their passion for flying, commitment to completing their flight training and the applicant must include two reference letters highlighting character qualities. Applicants who are full-time students enrolled in high school, an accredited flight program, or an accredited college or university should have a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Award recipients will also receive Jeppesen’s Online Sport, Private, or Instrument Flight Training Course to enhance the flight training experience.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

The Keep Flying Scholarship 2012
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 multiengine 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 WAI 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)

The Keep Flying Scholarship- Southern Africa New for 2012
The Keep Flying Scholarship is partnering with Southern African Women in Aviation & Aerospace Industry (sawia.org) to offer one candidate an ICAO fixed wing night qualification. Candidates must be citizens of a SADC country and hold a private pilot certificate (PPL). Interviews will be conducted in Johannesburg, South Africa, during February 2012. Follow Women in Aviation application guidelines. Scholarship will only be paid out to a South African flight school. Application must be a single PDF file. Maximum file size: 1.5 MB.

Submit your applications via email to with "KFS–Southern Africa" in the subject line.

(Scholarship value $1500 US or approx R10,000)

The Kelsey A. Meyer Memorial Scholarship New for 2012
One $1,500 scholarship is to be awarded to a female student at college level of sophomore year or above who is currently enrolled in an aviation/professional flight degree program at an accredited university and who has achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0. All scholarship funds must be used for educational and flight related expenses. Funds will be paid directly to the school and must be used within a year of receiving the award. Include in your essay a personal statement outlining your career aspirations and how the funds will be used.

(Scholarship value $1500)

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)

Telex Communications Scholarship
Telex is awarding $500 and a Stratus 30XT ANR (Active Noise Reduction) headset to a college student pursuing aviation flight training. The award may be used to cover flight tuition or associated college costs, including tuition, dormitory fees, or books, as necessary. Essays should state your goals in aviation, evidence of satisfactory initial flight training, performance history in education and/or work, volunteerism, and financial need. Follow all WAI application guidelines.

(Scholarship value $900)

Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship (2)
In memory of U.S. Aerobatic Team Pilot and IAC President Vicki Cruse, the Aero-News Network (ANN) dedicates two $1,000 scholarships for 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 allowed her to seek extraordinary adventures that culminated in her becoming one of the most respected and accomplished pilots in sport aviation.

Selected candidates must hold a Private Pilot certificate and valid third class medical certificate and be a US citizen. Interested applicants are requested to submit a resume 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.

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

WAI Initial Helicopter Scholarship
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 Just Added!

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 multi-engine 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 $500)

Women Military Aviators - 2012 Dream of Flight Scholarship
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. 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. 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 2012 Award will be given in honor of the women aviators who have served or are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

(Scholarship value $2500)

Women Soaring Pilots Association Scholarship New for 2012
A $500 scholarship is offered to a woman pilot to help pay expenses toward training for a Private, Commercial, or Instructor rating in gliders. Include in your essay an explanation of which aspects of soaring you are most interested in, such as, cross country, records and badges, competition, instructing, or maintaining flying skills. Include aviation-related volunteer activities in your essay. You must posses at least a private pilot certificate. Monies will be paid directly to the glider club or commercial operator chosen by the recipient.

(Scholarship value $500)

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 $TBD)

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
This Scholarship was inspired by Sandra Clifford. Her spirit of giving and her drive to help others gave rise to this scholarship to acknowledge those on a mission to help others. This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who does continuous work for any organization, or to a 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 plans or aspirations for a better future and how you plan to use the scholarship.

Funds will be awarded for flight training advancement and or educational advancement and will be paid directly to your flight school or educational institution in the recipient’s name.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Corporate Flight Attendant Training Scholarship New for 2012
This four day, 40-hour training is being offered to a candidate that wants to become a corporate aviation flight attendant. This training teaches how to market yourself effectively and manage yourself in global business aviation. It encompasses aviation catering, communication skills and how to order and secure safe catering globally. It teaches you how to work a trip from start to completion with heavy emphasis on international trip planning for long range flights/trips. The scholarship winner is responsible for all lodging and travel expenses. For more information describing this training program go to www.CorporateFlightAttendantTraining.com.

(Scholarship value $3800)

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 a current GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). 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)

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" Award
Nicole Cagnolatti, A&P and Pilot, has been the recipient of several aviation scholarships including ones from WAI and AWAM, and has benefited immensely from the assistance. She wants to personally contribute to the WAI Scholarships (for the sixth 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 time-line 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 $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 (if working toward a pilot career, the applicant must hold a private pilot certificate).
- 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. (Please include details in essay.)

Scholarship usage criteria:

The scholarship funds must be used within one 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)

Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Scholarship
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) will award one 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).

In your essay, also include a summary of your current involvement in aviation education. Include a copy of documentation as an aviation educator (e.g. AGI certificate, teaching certificate.)

Scholarship may be used at a school or for a recognized program of your 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.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

WCA Career Scholarship
The Career Scholarship is offered by members and sponsors of Women in Corporate Aviation to any woman or man pursuing professional development or career advancement in any job classification of corporate/business aviation. The award must be used toward 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 WCA scholarships. Submit school transcripts, copies of pilot licenses, medical and logbook pages, if applicable, with your application. WCA has an entirely online process to help applicants save money and expedite the process. To apply navigate to: www.wca-intl.org/scholarships.htm. Fill out WCA/WAI Scholarship application before deadline. Use WCA Application Form from the site. Combine with WCA Application Essay (one page explaining how award will help your aviation future). Obtain three letters of recommendation. Provide copies of certificates you currently hold. Include all documents in one email file and send to wca2011scholarship@gmail.com and cc: .

(Scholarship value $2000)

Women in Aviation, International Achievement Award (2)
One scholarship will be awarded to a full-time college or university student pursuing any type of aviation or aviation related career. One scholarship will be awarded to an individual, not required to be a student, pursuing any type of aviation.

(Scholarship value $1000 each scholarship)

Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

American Airlines Aircraft Maintenance Technology Scholarship New for 2012

American Airlines will award one $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in an Aviation Maintenance Technician Program (A&P) or a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. Candidates will be evaluated on academic standing, personal accomplishments, teamwork, leadership skills and community service involvement. Please submit an application according to WAI scholarship guidelines. Finalists will be interviewed at the WAI Conference in Dallas. Travel and lodging expenses not included in scholarship.

Requirements: Meet all WAI scholarship requirements and guidelines, GPA must be 3.0 or higher, enrolled in an accredited U.S. maintenance program, U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

American Airlines Maintenance & Engineering departments are vital to the company’s commitment to provide safe, dependable and friendly air transportation to their customers. As such, they seek to attract top maintenance talent who share their passion and interest in the Aviation Industry.

(Scholarship value $5000)

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 23rd 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 2012), 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 $7,000)

Delta Air Lines - Engine Maintenance Internship
Delta Air Lines will award a 2012 Summer Internship (13 weeks) 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 International WAI 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 role of the Engine Maintenance Operations intern is to participate in and lead projects in support of engine maintenance production. The awardee will use his/her skills to investigate problems affecting 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 training 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 Bore scope Inspection Procedures on JT8D, JT9D, PW2000, PW4000, PT6, or PW100 engines.

Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Training Scholarships can be redeemed at the P&W Customer Training Center in East Hartford, Connecticut. For small engine training by P&W Canada, training will take place at a Flight Safety International Facility (most convenient for the student). Hotel accommodations are covered as part of the maintenance training scholarship.

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

Tools for Aircraft Maintenance (TAM) Scholarship 2012 New for 2012

The TAM Scholarship was created after sponsor Carolyn Burton (AA Mechanic) identified a need in providing tools for people starting out in Maintenance. Carolyn and co-sponsors Sharon Riffle (AA Mechanic), and Kimberley Lowe and Janet Patton (AA Pilots), will offer one scholarship to an individual working on his/her AMT training. Finalists will be interviewed at the annual Women in Aviation International Conference. Minimum requirements: must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien and be able to attend the 2012 WAI Conference in Dallas, Texas.

In your essay tell how the funds will be used, your goals and other information you feel is relevant. Those showing passion, teamwork, inspiration, challenges in life, and strong characteristics such as leadership qualities, community involvement and/or volunteer work, and academic standing will be finalists. Include three (3) recent letters of reference. One letter should be from someone who has worked directly with you in the field, noting team work and aptitude and mentioning a specific task that impressed the reference. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the shop or company selling the tools. Funds must be used by the end of 2012.

(Scholarship value $2000)

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 23rd Annual International WAI 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 201), 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 $5,000. Estimated total value $7,000)

Flo Irwin / Aircraft Spruce Scholarship
Flo Irwin was not a pilot, but she earned everyone’s respect as she built her business selling homebuilt aircraft parts. Aircraft Spruce has grown to be a leading distributor of aircraft parts 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 is for tuition 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 23rd Annual International WAI Conference in Dallas Texas, March 8- 10, 2012.

(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.

(Scholarship value $1250)

Miscellaneous Scholarships

FedEx Express JT8D Engine Award 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 2012 WAI Conference in Dallas, Texas. Applicants must also be a corporate member of Women in Aviation, International.

(Award value: TBD)

FedEx Express B-727 Aircraft New for 2012
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 2012 WAI Conference in Dallas Texas, March 8-10. Applicants must be a corporate member of WAI to be eligible.

(Award value: TBD)

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