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Scholarships Offered for 2014

No question about it: scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation, International. There is an award category for nearly everyone. We could not bring these scholarships to you without the assistance of our generous sponsors, corporate and individual members, so please remember as you fill out your applications that they are the reasons why we can offer these incredible opportunities. Check back often as new scholarships are added regularly. New scholarships are marked with a Just Added tag.

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

You must be a member of Women in Aviation, International to apply for these scholarships and your membership has to be current through March 2014.

New this year: In addition, your membership has to be activated before November 1st. So now is the time to join. You can join online at www.wai.org. It will be the best $39 (only $29 for students) that you’ll spend this year.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Scholarships

Yukiko Howell Memorial S.T.E.M. Scholarship New for 2014
The Washington State Chapter of Women in Aviation, International offers a $1,500 scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) education in memory of Yukiko Howell. Yukiko taught math, science, and Japanese language for many years at Annie Wright School, a private school in Tacoma, Washington. After obtaining her private pilot certificate, Yukiko taught weekly aviation lessons at her school, including the basics of flying. She advocated aviation in her school lessons, emphasizing math and science proficiency as a means to achieve an exciting aviation career. She used her own flight training and flight experience to motivate her students, and she enlisted the help of aviation colleagues to complement her own experience. Yukiko happily volunteered for the Washington State Chapter of Women in Aviation scholarship committee and at our local education and outreach events, along with volunteering at WAI Conferences, Sally Ride Science Festivals, and on the Museum of Flight Women Fly planning committee. Applicant’s Qualifications and Requirements:

- be a WAI member
- be pursuing higher education towards a S.T.E.M. career or continuing education S.T.E.M. classes
- be enrolled in an accredited institution (includes 2- and 4-year colleges, technical institutes, certificate programs)
- have experience volunteering in S.T.E.M. or 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 will be paid directly to an accredited program or institution and may be applied to tuition, books, or laboratory fees. The scholarship must be expensed within one year of receipt.

S.T.E.M. careers include, but are not limited to, science, engineering, air traffic controller, avionics technician, dispatch certification, aircraft mechanic, meteorologist, educator for S.T.E.M. Funds may not be used for housing, transportation, flight training, meals or incidental expenses.

(Scholarship value $1,500)

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 (on a 4.0 scale), 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 25th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida (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 25th 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 February 2014), 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 were 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)

Mission Discovery Scholarship New for 2014 Just Added
The International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET) will award 1 scholarship to a High School or University student for a non-residential tuition to any 2014 Mission Discovery. A list of Mission Discovery Events can be found at http://isset.org/mission_discovery and includes (but not limited to) events in Annapolis Maryland, Valparaiso Indiana, London England and Renfrewshire Scotland.

Tuition includes a 5 day event working with NASA astronauts, scientists and aerospace experts on an idea for an experiment to be built (supplies and lunch are included). The winning student team will have that experiment design carried out on the International Space Station. Lodging and travel expenses are not included.

(Scholarship value $500)

Dispatcher Scholarships

Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Course
Flamingo Air/Airline Ground Schools (AGS) will award one dispatcher training scholarship leading to an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher certificate. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Scholarship is for the Distance Learning Course with a six-day residency in Cincinnati, Ohio. No previous aviation experience required.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

Universal Weather & Aviation FAA-certified Dispatcher Training Scholarship
Hybrid Course (Online, plus eight-day classroom session) The Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. hybrid Aircraft Dispatcher Course is comprised of two elements: a four-month (17 week) self-paced online portion and an eight-day classroom session. This course allows you to complete the majority of the coursework online over a four-month ?period. Once you complete the online requirements and pass the FAA Knowledge Test, you will spend eight days at our training facility in Houston, Texas, to complete the practical portion of your training. Your FAA Practical Test will be scheduled following the successful completion of the eight-day classroom session. Please plan on being in Houston a few extra days to complete the practical test.

There are no experience-based prerequisites for taking this course. Participants 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. Students must also have access to a PC running Window XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Scholarship does not include lodging, meals, or testing fees. Hotel reservation assistance is available. Scholarship recipient must complete the entire course by the end of calendar year 2015.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

WAI Mile High Chapter Empowerment Scholarship New for 2014 Just Added
The WAI Mile High (Denver) Chapter is offering (1) $4,000 non-cash scholarship award for a Jeppesen Commercial Aviation Dispatch Training course, valued at $4,000.

The scholarship includes tuition, books and supplies, but does not include the FAA examination fee of $500. Scholarship preference is for a Colorado resident; however, scholarship eligibility is open to WAI members worldwide.

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 Jespersen'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.

Students applying for the scholarship can be fulltime, part-time or graduated. Both women and men who are WAI members may apply. With your application please include an essay stating your activities, goals, and reason for applying. At least one letter of recommendation must be from an employer, instructor or personal acquaintance.

(Scholarship value $4,000)

Flight Scholarships

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. 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 have obtained a student pilot certificate by the scholarship application deadline and provide a copy of the certificate.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Funds will be paid directly to the recipient and must be used within one year of the award.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

Bombardier Learjet 45 Type-Rating Scholarship New for 2014 Just Added
This scholarship is in memory of Richard E. Blose, Learjet Instructor Pilot. Bombardier Aircraft Training is proud to offer a 2014 Scholarship for a LR45 type-rating course. 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 Multiengine and Instrument-Airplane Rating.

The course lasts 16 days and will be conducted in Dallas, Texas. The scholarship winner is responsible for all lodging and travel costs. The scholarship award must be started within one year of the scholarship award date. Customer Support information for hotels and rental cars is available by calling 1-888-679-4200.

(Scholarship value $32,200)

Bunny M. Connors Memorial Scholarship
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.

Applicants must have flown a minimum of 50 hours PIC or SIC within the previous 12 months. Candidates 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
Women in Aviation International (WAI) in partnership with J. Elliot Marketing of San José, California, offers a $2,500 flight training scholarship in memory of Christine Reed. She loved airplanes and loved airports, and she attempted to become a private pilot. Christine never completed her flight training. She passed away unexpectedly at the age of 32.

Many pilots never forget their first "solo" because it is 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 one of the first major step towards a life in general aviation or toward 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 your solo endorsement with the application. Preference will be given to New Jersey, Illinois, and Arizona residents, but all applicants will be considered. Funds 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)

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 (2)
Delta Air Lines will award two B737-800 Type Rating Certificates to qualified recipients that are currently enrolled at college 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 be conducted in Atlanta, Georgia. Lodging accommodations and round trip airfare will be provided during training (meals not included).

In addition to the B737-800 Type Rating Certificate, each recipient will receive a trip to the 25th 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 1,500 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)

Diane Endres Ballweg Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a woman over 30 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 the Instrument or Commercial certificate. The scholarship award will be paid directly to the flight school to be applied to the recipient’s account.

(Scholarship value $500)

HAI/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 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 $1,500)

The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) ATP or CFI-multiengine Scholarship (4)
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 $3,500 scholarships to women working to acquire an ATP or a CFI-multiengine certificate. Funds will be paid directly to ATP Flight School (www.atpflightschool.com) 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-multiengine 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)
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 2,000 hours total time, which includes at least 500 multiengine turbine. In addition, applicants must possess 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 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 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 2014
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 written test (70%+ score) only for the certificate/rating sought. In your essay tell us 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 $3,000)

Keep Flying Scholarship – Southern Africa 2014
Keep Flying Scholarship and SAWIA (www.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, South Africa, in February 2014. Application must be a single PDF file, 3.0MB max. Submit to with "KFS – Southern Africa" in the subject line.

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

The Kelsey A. Meyer Memorial Scholarship
One $2,000 scholarship will 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 GPA 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)

Lt. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney Memorial Scholarship New for 2014
This scholarship is open to a female WAI member over the age of 18 from any country. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual pursuing a private pilot certificate. Lt Valerie Cappelaere Delaney lived her lifelong dream of becoming a pilot, flying the EA-6B Prowler for the U.S. Navy. She was brilliant, strong-willed, determined, and had unwavering faith. The winner of this scholarship should embody some, if not all, of these characteristics. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the candidate’s school of choice and must be used within a year of receiving this award.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

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)

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737NG Type Rating Scholarship (4) New for 2014 Just Added
Southwest Airlines will award four B737NG Type Rating Scholarships to qualified women members of Women Aviation International during the 2014 WAI Convention in Orlando, FL. Scholarship awards are not offers of employment, or any guarantee or promise of employment at Southwest Airlines, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified candidates must submit their application, complete professional résumé and single page essay explaining how this scholarship could help you reach your professional career goals. Scholarship awards will be determined by Southwest Airlines. All documents must be submitted to WAI prior to the December 1, 2013 deadline.

Type Rating Scholarship will include ATP Rating for scholarship recipients who do not currently have an ATP. If selected, Pilots will be required to successfully complete the FAA ATP written exam prior to beginning the Type Rating course.

Recipients will also receive round trip air transportation and hotel accommodations for training in Dallas, TX. Recipients must complete the Type Rating training at the location designated by Southwest and begin by no later than April 1, 2015, when the scholarships automatically expire and become null and void.

Minimum Qualifications for the Southwest Outreach Scholarships include:

Experience
• 2500 hours total flight time or 1,500 hours total flight time in a turbine aircraft. Only time in a fixed wing aircraft is counted, this specifically excludes simulator, helicopter, WSO, RIO, FE, NAV, EWO and UAV.
• A minimum of 1,000 hours in a Turbine aircraft as the Pilot in Command is preferred.

Education
• High School diploma or equivalency required.
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college preferred.

License/Certification
• FAA Commercial, Instrument, Airplane Multiengine Land required - (Preferred for Military Applicants).
• Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate.

Membership/Other
• Must be female Pilot
• Must be female member of Women in Aviation.

Important to understand this is NOT a job offer, nor is it any guarantee or promise of future employment with Southwest Airlines. The purpose of Southwest's outreach in providing this scholarship opportunity is to identify women and/or women minority candidates who meet or nearly meet Southwest's minimum pilot job requirements, with the exception of the 737 type rating, and as a result are not currently competitive candidates. Southwest will screen applications prior to the conference and conduct interviews at the conference to determine scholarship award recipients. In the event some candidates are not able to attend we will make arrangements to conduct video interviews via Skype. Recipients will be recognized during the formal dinner at the end of the conference. To utilize the scholarships awarded by Southwest, recipients must attend 737 type-rating training at the location designated by Southwest Airlines and begin training by no later than April 1, 2015 If not, the scholarship automatically expires and is null and void if not accepted by the recipient by reporting to training at the location and by no later than the last date designated by Southwest. Southwest Airlines Co. is an equal opportunity employer.

(Scholarship value $11,250 each for a total of $45,000)

Sporty's Foundation Flight Training Scholarship For Small-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Sporty’s Foundation is offering a Recreational or Sport Pilot flight training 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
A past board member of Women in Aviation, International, 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)

Thrush Aircraft 2014 Agricultural Aviation Scholarship New for 2014 Just Added
Recognizing the growing need for agricultural pilots worldwide, Thrush Aircraft of Albany, Georgia is offering a $10,000 dollar scholarship for ground and flight training a new pilot in a Thrush agricultural aircraft. The scholarship recipient should earn the skills to be a capable agricultural application pilot. Scholarship applicants must be U.S. Citizens, have a commercial pilot certificate with tailwheel endorsement at time the scholarship is awarded, and be willing to complete the final step in their transition and orientation training on location at Thrush Aircraft. All training must be conducted in the United States.

Applicants should submit a 500 word essay outlining their career ambitions and goals, along with their current qualifications, for consideration by senior management at Thrush. Scholarship funds are to be used for approved flight training and course materials, and may be used for travel to and from the flight training location, and to Thrush Aircraft during the training period. On-going reports of training progress will be required, and the training is to be completed within one year.

(Scholarship value $10,000)

The United Airlines Pilot Scholarship (2) New for 2014
United Airlines would like to make a difference in the life of an aspiring airline pilot who is pursuing their dream in the world of aviation. A $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who currently holds a commercial certificate with an instrument rating who is working on either a multiengine rating or CFI certificate. You must have a first class medical certificate, and be enrolled in an accredited collegiate aviation program with minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Funds will be paid directly to your college or university. 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 their community and service with WAI. Two letters of recommendation are required, with one having to come from a WAI member and another coming from a pilot who has flown with you.

(Scholarship value $4,000 each – Estimated total value $8000)

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

(Scholarship value $500)

Wings Over 35 Scholarship New for 2014
The Wings Over 35 Scholarship is designed to promote general aviation among men or women over the age of 35 and aid a deserving person over the age of 35 to attain certification as a Private Pilot.

In addition to WAI requirements the applicant must:

1. Be over the age of 35
2. Not currently hold a Private Pilot certificate
3. Have a desire to pursue higher ratings
4. Have a financial need
5. Hold a third class medical

Applicants must explain their goals in aviation and what they have done thus far towards attaining that goal. All proceeds will be paid directly to the flight school of their choice and must be used within a year of receiving the award.

(Scholarship value $250)

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 the aviation and to support the advancement of women in civilian and military aviation.

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

(Scholarship value $2,000)

Women Soaring Pilots Association Scholarship
A $500 scholarship is 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.

Criteria:
1. 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.

2. Possess at least a Private Pilot Certificate. (include a copy of certificate, both sides)
3. Include copies of enough logbook pages to show the variety of flying you currently do.
4. Include the name and address of the flight school where you plan to use the scholarship.

Note: The scholarship includes a one-year membership in the Women Soaring Pilots Association.

(Scholarship value $500)

General Scholarships

Aero Femme Scholarship (2) New for 2014
Aero Femme is a non-profit organization and scholarship fund that provides scholarships. One $300 scholarship will be awarded to an individual pursuing any type of aviation interest and one to an Alaskan female resident. Our mission is to encourage and educate women of all ages to be involved in aviation. Aero Femme continues to reach Alaskans throughout the state and beyond. The requirements for this scholarship include meeting all WAI scholarship requirements, and you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. (If the applicant is still in high school, accumulative grade point average must be above 3.5 on a 4.0 scale) Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the winner’s educational institution school of choice and must be used within a year.

(Scholarship value $300 – Estimated total value $600)

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 veteran’s initiatives. American Airlines supports members of the military, veterans and their families in their communities, as well as when they travel, including special military airfares. American Airlines provides assistance to numerous non-profit organizations, and our employees engage in a wide variety of events and activities in support of our military.

(Scholarship value $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 (6)
You must be an U.S. citizen or have a current Visa to the U.S. to apply. Training will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lodging and travel expenses are not included. This is for applicants looking to become Corporate Flight Attendants only.

Our training is in compliance with rules and regulations of the FAA Part 91, 125 and 135 and is accepted worldwide. Scholarship must be used within a year of the award.

(Scholarship value $3,800 each)

Candi Chamberlin Kubeck Award
The "Candi Chamberlin Kubeck Award" is presented annually to the Top Woman Pilot in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA). Capt. Candi Kubeck’s heroic acts and exceptional flying skills as Captain of Value Jet Flight 592 are honored with this award. Candi was a NIFA competitor and Team Captain at Metro State College when she won the National Top Woman Pilot Award in SAFECON 1981. The National Intercollegiate Flying Association Foundation is pleased to sponsor the annual $1,000 scholarship in her honor.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Changing the World Scholarship New for 2014
This Scholarship was inspired by Sandra Clifford. Her spirit of giving and her drive to help others has made many recognize the need for a scholarship like this, to acknowledge individuals who are on a mission to help others.

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

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

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation Scholarship
Dassault Falcon 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 eighth year) by offering other aviation dreamers the opportunity to pursue their dream. In addition to the WAI requirements, include a 500-word descriptive essay detailing your Aviation Dream (Flight, Maintenance, Management, etc.), where and how you hope to use this award, and an approximate timeline of completion towards your goal.

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

(Scholarship value $500)

It’s About Time Scholarship New for 2014
The It’s About Time Scholarship is overseen by The Abingdon Co. each year and awards a full registration to the WAI Conference, round trip airfare, and room and board during the Conference. Also included is an Abingdon watch provided by an anonymous donor. Applicants are not required to be pilots or in the aviation industry. The goal is to invite someone to see all of the different avenues of aviation from engineering to aerobatics to maintenance and airlines. The criteria are simple: tell or show why you deserve to go. The applicant chooses the format for their application. We have had stickers designed, essays written, videos shot, and even someone translated www.TheAbingdonCo.com into Spanish! The one that exhibits the most passion goes. The Abingdon Co. CEO, Abingdon Welch, stressed during the application process to be as creative as necessary. "I was never a good essay writer and dreaded writing essays for scholarships. I always felt I would have had a better chance if I could make a video, write a song, or create something that showed why I was worthy of the scholarship. I wanted to make that possible for people applying for this scholarship." (Scholarship value $3,000)

Janet Clark Memorial Scholarship
The Washington State Chapter of Women in Aviation, International offers a $1,500 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.

Scholarship Criteria:

1. The scholarship must be expensed within one year of receipt.
2. The scholarship is paid directly to an accredited program or institution.
3. The scholarship may be applied to tuition, books, specific training, or housing if the expense is arranged through an accredited program or institution.

Notes:

1. Aviation careers include, but are not limited to air traffic controller, airport management, avionics technician, dispatcher, engineer, flight attendant, mechanic, meteorologist, navigator, and pilot.
2. If the applicant has been working toward a career as a pilot, she/he must hold at least a private pilot certificate prior to submitting application.

(Scholarship value $1,500)

Signature Flight Support Corporation Scholarship New for 2014
Signature Flight Support Corporation is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to support a woman pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an aviation-related field, preferably FBO management. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a WAI member, be working towards a career in aviation and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in her most recent year of education. In addition to WAI requirements, applicant must submit an essay (500-1,000 words) detailing her current educational status, why she choose a career in aviation, her experience in aviation, and her aspirations in the field. Examples of community involvement, leadership opportunities and volunteer work should be included in the essay.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

WAI Atlanta Chapter Gone with the Wind Scholarship
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 timeline of completion for your goal. Preference will be given to members of the Atlanta "Gone with the Wind" Chapter, but all applicants will be considered based on the criteria above. Award will be paid directly to the college/university or flight school of the awardee’s choice. Applicants must use funds within one year of acceptance.

(Scholarship Value $500)

Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship
The Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship is offered by the members and sponsors of Women in Corporate Aviation to any 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 or 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 your logbook with your application. Please go to www.wca-intl.org to join and complete the online scholarship application.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

WAI "Enthusiasm" Award
Do you love the mission of WAI and want to help? Has aviation made a big impact on your life in 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 25th Annual International WAI Conference at Disney's Coronado springs Resort in Florida to the member who best explains why attending the Conference is important to them. 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 $340)

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 $1,000 each)

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 25th 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 2014), 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?

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

(Scholarship value $5,000, Includes flight to and from Conference and Conference admission and lodging. 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. Describe in your essay how the funds will be used if selected. 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 25th Annual Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort (including air travel, hotel and Conference registration).

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

ATP General Aviation Maintenance Scholarship New for 2014
For over 40 years, AtP has supported the global general aviation industry with technology and services that promote safety and quality for mainte- nance operations. As part of our continuing commitment to aviation maintenance, ATP will award a $1,000 scholarship to a woman pursuing the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses with a passion to work in general aviation maintenance. Please include a personal statement in your essay describing your interest and ambitions in general aviation. Candidates will be evaluated on academic performance, personal accomplishments, involvement in the general aviation community, future career aspirations, and enthusiasm for general aviation.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent (on a 4.0 scale). Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books and fees related to obtaining the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses from an AMT school in the united states. Scholarship funds will be sent to the recipient's school or employer for disbursement. Funds must be used within one year of receiving the award.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Bombardier LR45 Type Maintenance Scholarship New for 2014 Just Added
Bombardier Aircraft Training is proud to offer a 2014 Scholarship for LR45 Type Maintenance training. You must hold a current A&P license and must be willing to work for Bombardier Aerospace Service Center after completion or at least interview for a position in order to apply for this scholarship. Service Centers are located in: Bridgeport, West Virginia, Dallas, Texas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hartford, Connecticut, Macon, Georgia, Tucson, Arizona, and Wichita, Kansas.

The course lasts 16 days and will be conducted in Dallas, Texas. Customer Support information for hotels and rental cars is available by calling 1-888-679-4200.

The scholarship winner is responsible for all lodging and travel costs. The scholarship award training must be started within one year of the scholarship award date.

(Scholarship value $11,400)

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 25th 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 February 2014), 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/from Conference and Conference admission and lodging.

(Scholarship value $5,000, Includes flight to and from Conference and Conference admission and lodging. Estimated total value $7,000)

Delta Air Lines Engine Maintenance Internship
Delta Air Lines would like to extend a 2014 Summer Internship (13 weeks) opportunity to a student currently enrolled in a Baccalaureate degree in Business Management or Industrial Engineering. In addition to an internship position, the recipient will receive a trip to the 25th 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 not be provided for the duration of the 13 weeks.

The Technical Services Intern reports to the Project Leader-Engine Maintenance. Responsibilities include but are not limited to creating pre-sentations, process improvements; developing business plans, understand finance and our cost structure, coordination of meetings, and analyzing data and metrics. You will participate in and assist the management team in developing long term and short term goals in support of Engine Maintenance production. You will also have the opportunity to work with both internal and external customers from all levels of management. You must practice safety-conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures.

Responsibilities:
• Creating and reporting of metrics in Excel and PowerPoint.
• Work closely with the Engine Maintenance Management team to provide them solutions to data based on industry trends that are developing worldwide.
• Development and implement changes in our production strategy based on business demands.
• Use FAA, OSHA and EPA regulations and Delta Air Lines policy requirements to assist the shops in meeting their production goals.

Skills/Abilities:
• Knowledge of basic PC skills and Microsoft Office software suite required.
• Good technical writing and oral communication skills required.
• Must be capable of working in a team environment to creatively solve technical problems.
• Must have the ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision.
• Strong ability to work within a team environment to creatively solve technical problems and implement change.
• Must develop both strategic and tactical plans that create a safety-conscious environment resulting in employee safety and well-being.

Compensation is paid to interns based on the following guidelines:

Junior: $2,253 per month ($15/hr)-Completed at least 60 semester hours in college
Senior: $2,947 per month ($17/hr)-Completed at least 90 semester hours in college

Note: Students must be currently enrolled in school to participate in the internship program.

(Internship value value $12,000 includes salary, flight to and from conference, and Conference admission and lodging. Estimated total value $12,000)

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 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
The TAM scholarship was created after sponsor Carolyn Burton (American Airlines mechanic) identified a need in providing tools to a female student starting out in Maintenance. Along with sponsors Kimberley lowe and Janet Patton, both American Airline pilots, we will offer one TOOL Scholarship. This scholarship is specifically for the purchase of tools to a currently enrolled full-time female student starting out in maintenance training for airframe & powerplant certificates. This scholarship is not applied toward education costs. It is for tools only. Finalists will be interviewed and must attend the International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, Florida, at the finalist's own expense.

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 in life, and strong characteristics such as leadership qualities, community involvement and/or volunteer work, and academic standing. Include two one-page recent recommendation letters. One letter should be from someone who has worked directly with you in the field, noting teamwork and aptitude and mentioning a specific task that impressed the reference. Additionally, proof of school attendance must be provided and grades to date. Also provide grades from former academic facilities attended prior to starting out in maintenance.

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 2014.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

Miscellaneous Scholarships

FedEx Express JT8 Engine (2)
FedEx Express is accepting applications from qualified aviation schools, universities, museums and other aviation education organizations for a JT8 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 2014 International Women in Aviation Conference in Florida.

Applicants must also 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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