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Scholarships Offered for 2013

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.

Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation, International. There is an award for nearly everyone here, from the college student to the woman or man returning to the workforce, from managers and dispatchers to pilots, engineers, technicians and mechanics. We could not bring these scholarships to you without the assistance of our generous sponsors and corporate members, so please remember as you fill out your applications that they are the reasons why we can offer these incredible opportunities. You must be a member of Women in Aviation, International to apply for these scholarships. You can join online at wai.org/membership/join.cfm. It will be the best $39 (only $29 for students) that you’ll spend this year.

As more scholarship listings are received, they will be added to the web site, so check for updates!

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 the airline/aviation industry. 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 complement the scholarship, American / American Eagle will host the winner with attendance to the 24th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (including air travel, 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 and interest in the aviation industry.

(Scholarship value $5,000 – Estimated total value $7,000)

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 24th 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 2013), 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 Aerospace/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 includes flight to and from the Conference, Conference admission and lodging.

(Scholarship value $5,000– Estimated total value $7,000)

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 $2,700)

Universal Weather & Aviation FAA-certified Dispatcher Training Scholarship
This is an online course, followed by two weeks of classroom time. This option allows you to complete half the coursework online over a four-month period. Once you complete the online requirements and pass the FAA written exam, you will spend two weeks at our training facility in Houston. During the time you will complete the practical portion of your training and take the FAA practical exam. (We recommend that all students complete the two-week on-site course as soon as possible—no later than two to three 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 23 years old and a U.S. citizen. Students must also have access to a PC running Window XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Program fee does not include lodging, meals, or exam fees. Hotel reservation assistance is available.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

WAI Mile High Chapter Empowerment Scholarship (2)
Two $4,500 non-cash scholarship awards for Jeppesen Commercial Aviation Dispatch Training. Each scholarship includes tuition, books and supplies, and FAA examination fees. One scholarship will be awarded to a Colorado resident; and one scholarship open world-wide. Students can be full-time, part-time or graduate students. 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. The FAA Aircraft Dispatcher written exam is the same as the FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) exam, so this course provides the ATP body of knowledge, plus flight planning and practical dispatching skills—applicable to many aviation careers. This is not an ATP course. Jeppesen graduates can receive transfer credit towards a Bachelors of Science degree at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, Honolulu Community College, and other worldwide partner Universities. Training to be held at Jeppesen‘s Corporate World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Travel and lodging expenses not included in scholarship. Scholarship must be used within one year of receiving the award.

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

Flight Scholarships

Able Flight Scholarship for People With Disabilities
The Able Flight Scholarship in conjunction with Women in Aviation, International provides either flight or aviation career training for a woman with a physical disability. Support may be supplied for full flight training for a Sport Pilot certificate, partial flight training, or training towards an aviation career. Applicants will follow the WAI scholarship application process and should specify their interest in either flight or career training. For additional information on Able Flight scholarships for flight and career training, applicants should visit both the "Scholarships" and "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) pages on www.ableflight.org. This scholarship may be combined with additional funding provided by Able Flight.

For applicants who apply for flight training scholarships, the following information is required in addition to information provided on the Women in Aviation, International application form:

• A copy of a valid and current U.S. driver’s license.
• A simple statement from a physician as to the nature of the applicant’s physical disability, and effects of the disability on range of motion. Do not send medical records, just this simple statement.
• A statement that the applicant has not failed an FAA medical exam without having that failure reversed and the medical approved in a subsequent exam (proof of subsequent approval required).
• A statement that the applicant is willing to travel for up to five weeks for an intensive flight training or aviation career training course.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

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

(Scholarship value $31,000 each)

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

• Must be a U. S. citizen
• have a burning desire to become a professional pilot
• have at least a Private Pilot Certificate with 150 hrs flying time
• be on track towards the ATP

This award will be used to further her aims toward an Instrument Rating, Multiengine Rating or ATP.

(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 a 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, involvement in general aviation, and commitment to completing flight training. If the applicant is a full-time student enrolled in high school, an accredited flight program, or an accredited college or university, she/he must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). In addition to the essay outlined in the WAI scholarship requirements, the applicant must include a separate essay (300 words) expressing her thoughts on general aviation’s role in supporting the nation and local communities. The applicant must also provide a copy of her/his 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)

Bunny M. Connors Memorial Scholarship New for 2013
Bunny M. Connors was a career respiratory therapist at several hospitals in the North Andover, Massachusetts, area. She later chose to pursue her life-long dream of flying. She became a flight instructor, enthusiastically sharing her love of flying with her students. She went on to a commercial flying career with Bird Aviation and Cape Central Airways. The scholarship will be awarded to a WAI member pursuing a private pilot certificate or instrument rating. Flight training must be completed in 12 months.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

CAE SimuFlite Citation Corporate Aircraft Training Scholarship
CAE SimuFlite will award a corporate aircraft training scholarship. It will include Citation initial training resulting in a type rating upon successful completion of the course. Criteria include, in addition to the general scholarship requirements, a current first class medical, commercial pilot certificate with multiengine and instrument ratings and a certified flight instructor certificate with instrument airplane endorsement. Applicant must have flown a minimum of 50 hours PIC or SIC within the previous 12 months. The candidate must demonstrate an interest in corporate 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 $5,000)

Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship New for 2013
Women in Aviation International (WAI) in partnership with J. Elliot Marketing (San José, CA) offers a $2,500 flight training scholarship in memory of Christine Reed. Christine never completed her flight training. She loved airplanes and loved airports, and she attempted to become a private pilot. Christine passed away unexpectedly at the age of 31 and was never able to complete her flight training. Many pilots never forget their first "solo" because it's such a momentous occasion in the process of becoming a pilot. It gives an aspiring pilot a great deal of confidence for overcoming all of the hurdles in the first stages of becoming a pilot. It sets the stage for an aspiring pilot to transition from student pilot to "solo" pilot to private pilot. And becoming a private pilot is the first major step towards a life in general aviation and/or becoming a professional pilot.

The Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship is open to women ages 16-30 that have soloed within the last six months preceding applying for this scholarship and are working towards their recreational, sport pilot, or private pilot certificate. Provide a copy of solo endorsement with application. Preference will be given to New Jersey, Illinois, and Arizona residents but all applicants will be considered. Fund will be paid directly to the flight school of your choice.

In addition to WAI requirements submit a 1-2 page essay (remember, concise is always nice) that explains "Why I Love to Fly."

(Scholarship value $2,500)

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 $2,000)

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 $3,000)

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-800 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships (4)
Delta Air Lines will award four B737-800 Type Rating Certificates to qualified recipients that are currently enrolled or have a Baccalaureate Degree. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and have leadership potential. All training will be approximately six concurrent weeks and conducted in Atlanta, Georgia. Lodging 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 24th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and Conference fee).

Résumé must include the following: all schools attended, including high school with city and state for each school, GPA, dates attended for college and all degrees.

If applicable, all military history, including all occupations, ranks, education, and dates must be included. Candidates should list academic honors, scholarships, awards, and special achievements.

Minimum qualifications include the following: commercial, instrument, and multiengine land certificates, a minimum of 1500 hours total time, must have passed an FAA ATP written exam within the last two years and have 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 inquiry from the FAA regarding any aircraft incidents or accidents, and a list all FAA check ride failures.

(Scholarship value $35,000 each)

Diane Endres Ballweg Scholarship New for 2013
This scholarship is given to a woman who is over 30 years old and who wants to learn to fly or who already has a pilot’s certificate (private, sport or recreational) and wants to pursue an advanced certificate or rating, such as an Instrument or Commercial. The scholarship award will be paid directly to the flight school to be applied to the recipient’s account.

(Scholarship value $500)

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 hours logged in a helicopter by the scholarship deadline date. This scholarship is co-sponsored by the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and WAI. Proof of a current third class medical certificate is required.

(Scholarship value $1,500)

International Society Of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) ATP or CFI-Multi Certificate Scholarship (4) Just Added
The International Society of Woman Airline Pilots (ISA+21) offers scholarships to promote the advancement of women in the world's airline flight decks. ISA will award four $3500 scholarships to women working to acquire an ATP or a CFI-Multi certificate. Funds will be paid directly to ATP Flight School and training must be completed within one year at any of their 20 locations. One letter of recommendation must be from a pilot who has flown with you.

Qualifications for the ATP are FAA minimum standards and successful completion of the ATP written within the last year. A CFI rating is required for the CFI-Multi rating. Candidates should provide details pertinent to any letters of inquiry from the FAA regarding any aircraft incidents or accidents and a list of all FAA check ride failures.

Finalists will be interviewed at the annual Women in Aviation Conference. If unable to attend, interviews will be arranged prior to the Conference. The recipient is responsible for all travel, housing and personal expenses during training.

(Scholarship value $3500 each)

International Society Of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) B-737 type ratings (2) Just Added
The International Society of Woman Airline Pilots (ISA+21) offers scholarships to promote the advancement of women in the world's airline flight decks. ISA will award two B-737 type ratings. The two successful candidates will train together for two weeks at Higher Power Aviation located near DFW Airport. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school and training must be completed within one year. One letter of recommendation must be from a pilot who has flown with you.

Applicants must have a minimum of 2000 hours total time, which includes at least 500 multi-engine turbine. In addition, applicants must possess a commercial, instrument and multiengine land certificates, must have successfully completed the ATP written exam or possess an ATP rating and have a current first class medical certificate.

Candidates must include a copy of their current passport. Candidates should provide details pertinent to any letters of inquiry from the FAA regarding any aircraft incidents or accidents and a list of all FAA check ride failures.

Finalists will be interviewed at the annual Women in Aviation Conference. If unable to attend, interviews will be arranged prior to the Conference. The recipient is responsible for all travel, housing and personal expenses during training. Hotel reservation assistance is available.

(Scholarship value $7500 each)

Jeppesen Flight Training Scholarship
Jeppesen’s commitment to GA 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 the recipient’s flight school and training is to be completed within one year. The recipient will be chosen based on passion for flying, commitment to completing flight training and two reference letters highlighting the applicant’s 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 2013
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 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 who has flown with you.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

Keep Flying Scholarship – Southern Africa 2013
Keep Flying Scholarship and SAWIA (sawia.org) are offering one $3,000 (approx. R20000) scholarship to an individual working on an instrument or multiengine, commercial or flight instructor certificate. Candidates must be citizens of a SADC country, hold a PPL, have 100 hours flight time and have passed all written exams for the license sought. Follow Women in Aviation guidelines. In your essay tell how the funds will be used, your goals and any relevant information. One LOR must be from a pilot who has flown with you. Scholarship will only be paid out to a South African flight school.

Interviews will be in Johannesburg/SA in February 2013. Application must be a single PDF file, 1.5 MB max. Submit to with "KFS – Southern Africa" in the subject.

(Scholarship value $3,000 USD – Approximately R20000)

The Kelsey A. Meyer Memorial Scholarship
One $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a female student at college level of sophomore year or above currently enrolled in an aviation/professional flight degree program at an accredited university who has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). 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 $2,000)

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 For Small-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Sporty’s Foundation is offering a Recreational or Sport Pilot flight scholarship to a small aircraft maintenance technician. 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 or Sport Pilot certificate within six months of receiving the scholarship. Award money will be sent to recipient’s employer or flight school for disbursement and will require two endorsements for deposit. Award recipients will also receive a copy of Sporty’s Complete Learn to Fly Flight Training Course on interactive DVD.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

Ted Mallory Memorial Scholarship New for 2013
A past board member of WAI, Ted Mallory was dedicated to the organization and to ensuring the availability of scholarships to provide opportunities for individuals interested in learning to fly. The Ted Mallory Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a WAI member who is interested in pursuing a Private Pilot certificate or Instrument rating. Scholarship includes cash and training materials.

(Scholarship value $500)

United Airlines B737NG Type Rating Scholarship
Applicants must have 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, submit a 500-word essay on why 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." Unless you wish to use the same application to apply for employment at another airline other than United, 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 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 "United 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 "United 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 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; however they will not be needed at this time. 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 United Airlines.

After completing your online application you must then submit your essay via email to with a copy to charlie.venema@united.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 2013. 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 United Airlines 142 certificate and is conducted over a 21-24 day time period.

(Scholarship value $35,000)

Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship (2)
In memory of US Aerobatic Team Pilot and IAC President Vicki Cruse, the Aero-News Network (ANN) respectfully dedicates two $1000 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 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 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, at their request.

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

WAI – Oshkosh Chapter Spirit of Flight Scholarship
This 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 $500)

Women Military Aviators 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. This is an elite band of women that changed and continue to change the way the world works and who put their lives on the line in defense of their country and for the love of aviation. WMA is committed to passing this legacy from one generation of women to another and has established an annual scholarship program in support of this commitment. Advocating the love of aviation, WMA offers an annual scholarship to advance a young woman in her pursuit of flight ratings at an accredited institution or FAA part 141 approved flight school. Over the past 30 years this scholarship has been given to select candidates so that they may pursue opportunities in 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 2013 Award will be given in honor of the women aviators who have served or are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

(Scholarship value $2,500)

Women Soaring Pilots Association Scholarship
A $500 scholarship will be offered to a woman pilot to help pay expenses toward training for a Private, Commercial, or Instructor rating in gliders. Monies will be paid directly to the glider club or commercial flight school chosen by the recipient. Submit an essay (500 words or less) to include an explanation of which aspects of soaring you are most interested in, such as cross country, records, competition, instructing or maintaining your skills. Describe how you have been involved in aviation in the past. Possess at least a private pilot’s certificate (Include a copy of certificate, both sides) Include copies of enough log book pages to show the variety of flying you currently do. Include name and address of flight school where you plan to use scholarship. The scholarship includes a one year membership in the Women Soaring Pilots Association. Information about the association is available on their web page: www.womensoaring.org

(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 $5,000)

American Airlines Veteran’s Initiative Scholarship
In honor of their service to our country, American Airlines will award one $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 veterans 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 $5,000)

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 from $2,500)

Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training (5) New for 2013
You must be an U.S. citizen to apply and training will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Florida. Lodging and travel expenses are not included. Our training is in compliance with rules and regulations of the FAA Part 91, 125 and 135 and is accepted worldwide. Receive a free profile on the largest online contract flight attendant web site in the world, www.flycontract.com, and a web page on www.beyondandabove.net to give you increased internet exposure. Scholarship must be used within a year of the award.

(Scholarship value $3,800 each)

Corporate Flight Attendant Training Scholarship
This four day training is being offered to a candidate that wants to become a corporate aviation flight attendant within business aviation. It defines our industry and the role of the corporate flight attendant. This training is a thorough education on how to market yourself effectively and how to manage yourself as a business person in a global business aviation environment. It encompasses the language of business 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. It is a 40 hour training program. The winner is responsible for all lodging and travel expenses. For more information describing this training program go to www.CorporateFlightAttendantTraining.com.

(Scholarship value $3,800)

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 $1,000)

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/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 seventh 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 offers a $2,000 scholarship, in memory of Janet Clark. She worked for the FAA as an Airworthiness Aviation Safety Inspector, Maintenance division and was a member of the Washington State Chapter. Washington State Chapter members are proud of Janet’s contributions as a strong advocate for aviation education.

Qualifications and requirements are:

• Be a WAI member
• Be working towards a career in aviation
• Be enrolled in an accredited aviation-related program
• Have experience volunteering in aviation-related events and/or activities in the previous year.

Submit an essay that includes detailed explanations of the applicant’s career plans, goals, and volunteer experiences. The scholarship must be expensed within one year of receipt. The scholarship will be paid directly to an accredited program / institution. It may be applied to tuition, books, specific training, or housing if the expense is arranged through an accredited program or institution. (Aviation careers include but are not limited to: air traffic controller, airport management, avionics technician, dispatcher, engineer, flight attendant, mechanic, meteorologist, navigator, and pilot.) If the applicant has been working toward a career as a pilot, she/he must hold at least a private pilot certificate.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

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. SAFE seeks to create a safer aviation environment through enhanced education.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

WAI Atlanta Chapter Gone with the Wind Scholarship New for 2013
The WAI Atlanta Gone with the Wind Chapter is offering a scholarship to aid an individual with the pursuit of their Aviation Dream. Applicants will be evaluated based on merit, career, aspirations, dedication, contributions to the community, and following application directions. Within the required 500-word descriptive essay, include the details of your Aviation Dream (Flight, Maintenance, Management, etc.), how this scholarship will aid with your goal, where you hope to use this award, and an approximate time-line of completion for your goal. Preference will be given to members of the Gone with the Wind Atlanta Chapter, but all applicants will be considered based on the criteria above. Award will be paid directly to the organization. Applicants must use funds within one year of acceptance.

(Scholarship Value $500)

WAI "Enthusiasm" Award New for 2013
Do you love the mission of WAI and want to help? Has aviation made a big impact on your life is ways that don’t fit into the typical categories? Do you think the Annual Conference is an important event, even for those who aren’t students or pilots? Then this is the scholarship for you! WAI loves enthusiasm! And we want enthusiasts to come to the Conference. For that reason, WAI will award a full registration to the 2013 Annual WAI Conference in Nashville to the member who best explains why attending the Conference is important to them. The winning applicant (and one guest) will be seated in a place of honor for the Saturday night banquet on March 16th. It’s our way of saying thank you for your enthusiasm. Requirements are only being an active member of WAI, the Official Application form and 500-word essay. No résumé, recommendations or logbooks required.

(Scholarship value $680)

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 interest area (flight, maintenance, engineering, management, or other).

(Scholarship value $1,000 each)

Women in Corporate Aviation 2013 Career Scholarship
The Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship is offered by the members and sponsors of Women in Corporate Aviation to any person 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.

In addition to WAI requirements, you must also be a member of WCA and submit a 250 word essay on how you will positively impact the corporate aviation industry after receiving this award. If you are a pilot please submit copies of pilot licenses, medical and the last three pages of logbook with your application. All required documents must be sent in one email file with scholarship title and applicant’s name in subject line to wca2013scholarships@gmail.com and copy by November 12, 2012. WCA only accepts email applications.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

Women in Corporate Aviation 2013 International Scholarship New for 2013
The Women in Corporate Aviation International Scholarship is offered by the members and sponsors of Women in Corporate Aviation to any person pursuing professional development or career advancement in any job classification of corporate/business aviation outside the United States. 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.

In addition to WAI requirements, you must also be a member of WCA and submit a 250 word essay on how you will positively impact the corporate aviation industry after receiving this award. If you are a pilot please submit copies of pilot licenses, medical and the last three pages of logbook with your application. All required documents must be sent in one email file with scholarship title and applicant’s name in subject line to wca2013scholarships@gmail.com and copy by November 12, 2012. WCA only accepts email applications.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

Aviation Management Scholarships

By the Numbers– Business Aviation Scholarship New for 2013
This scholarship is for students studying business in the pursuit of a business aviation career. Scholarship can be used for educational purposes only for degrees in business administration, accounting or tax and may not be applied towards flight training. Scholarship may also be used for exam certifications (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant or Enrolled Agent). Student must be pursuing a career in business aviation with an emphasis on finance, accounting or taxes.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

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 24th 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 2013), 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:
v 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?

Includes flight to/from Conference and Conference admission and lodging.

(Scholarship value $5,000, Estimated total value $7,000)

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 $1,000)

Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

American Airlines Aircraft Maintenance Technology Scholarship
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.

Requirements: Meet all WAI scholarship requirements and guidelines, GPA must be 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), 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. To complement the scholarship, American Airlines will host the winner with attendance to the 24th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (including air travel, hotel and Conference registration).

(Scholarship value $5,000, Estimated total value $7,000)

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 24th 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 2013), 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?

Includes flight to and from Conference and Conference admission and lodging.

(Scholarship value $5000, Estimated total value $7,000)

Delta Air Lines Engine Maintenance Internship
Delta Air Lines would like to extend a 2013 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 24th 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 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 Borescope 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 FlightSafety 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 2013
The TAM Scholarship was created after sponsor Carolyn Burton (American Airlines mechanic) saw a need to provide tools to a student starting out in Maintenance. Along with sponsors Kimberley Lowe and Janet Patton, both American Airline Pilots, the three will offer one TOOL Scholarship. This scholarship is for a currently enrolled full time student in Maintenance Training for Airframe & Power Plant Certificates. Finalists will be interviewed and must attend the Women in Aviation International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, at the finalists own cost. In your essay please tell us your goals, experience in aviation, and why you are choosing maintenance as your career. We are looking for those showing, passion, teamwork, inspiration, challenges, and strong characteristics such as leadership qualities, community involvement and/or volunteer work, and academic standing. Include 2 (two) one-page recent recommendation letters. 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. Proof of school attendance must be provided. The Scholarship Funds will be paid, and selection of the tools will be done, directly to the shop or company selling the Tools. The funds must be used by end of 2013.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

Miscellaneous Scholarships

FedEx Express JT8D Engine (2)
FedEx Express is accepting applications from qualified aviation schools, universities, museums and other aviation education organizations for a JT8D engine with stand. 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 2013 WAI Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

FedEx Express B-727 Aircraft
FedEx Express is accepting applications from qualified aviation schools/universities; airport rescue/firefighting groups; government agencies; museums and other aviation education organizations for a retiring B-727 airplane. To be considered, 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 2013 WAI Conference in March. Applicant must be a Corporate Member of Women in Aviation, International to be eligible.

For each FedEx award include three (3) stapled complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the Official WAI application form and the typed, descriptive 500-word essay.

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