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Scholarships Offered for 2015

Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors, we have 91 scholarships (valued at more than $500,000) to award at the 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference March 5-7, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. What follows are details for scholarships confirmed since the initial list was published in the July/August issue of Aviation for Women. To view the complete listings, application requirements, and download the application visit www.WAI.org/scholarships.

To apply you must be a member of Women in Aviation, International prior to November 1, 2014, and that membership must remain current through March 2015. You can verify your membership status or join WAI at any time by logging into the member's only section of www.WAI.org, or calling (937) 839-4647. All applications must be signed and postmarked by November 17, 2014.

Aerospace Engineering Scholarships

American Airlines/Envoy Engineering Scholarship
American Airlines/Envoy 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 through a college or university, U.S. citizen or permanent resident. To complement the scholarship, American/Envoy will host the winner with attendance to the 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Dallas, Texas, including air travel, hotel, and conference registration.

American Airlines and Envoy 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 program in aerospace/aeronautical, electrical, or mechanical engineering. In addition to the scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference registration. 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 applicants must also include a detailed essay (500-1,000 words, typed and double spaced), 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 value $5,000 - estimated total value $7,000)

Yukiko Howell Memorial S.T.E.M. Scholarship
The Washington State Chapter of Women in Aviation, International offers a $1,500 scholarship for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in memory of Yukiko Howell. Yukiko taught math, science, and Japanese language for many years at Annie Wright 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 lessons, emphasizing math and science proficiency as a means to achieve an exciting aviation career. She used her own flight training and experience to motivate her students, and she enlisted the help of aviation colleagues to complement her own stories. Yukiko happily volunteered for the Washington State Chapter's scholarship committee and at 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.

In addition to all WAI requirements the applicant shall be pursuing higher education toward a STEM career or continuing education STEM classes, be enrolled in an accredited institution (including two- and four-year colleges, technical institutes, and certificate programs), have experience volunteering in STEM or aviation-related events and/or WAI activities in the previous year, and submit an essay that includes detailed explanations of the applicant's career plans, goals, and volunteer experiences.

The scholarship must be used within one year of receipt and will be paid directly to an accredited program/institution. Funds may be applied to tuition, books, or laboratory fees. Funds may not be used for housing, transportation, flight training, meals, or incidental expenses. STEM careers include, but are not limited to, science, engineering, air traffic controller, avionics technician, dispatch certification, aircraft mechanic, meteorologist, or educator for STEM.

(Scholarship value $1,500)

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 $3000)

Airline Career Training, LLC - FAA Certified Aircraft Dispatcher Class Scholarship
Online Course (Online + 74-hour classroom instruction)

Airline Career Training, LLC is an FAA Certified Aircraft Dispatcher School located in Monterey, California. Our FAA approved Online Course is completed in two sections:

1) Completing the Online Course work and then passing the FAA ADX Written Knowledge Exam. Once you receive your log in credentials you have 12 months to complete the 126 hours of independent study online instruction at your own pace. The FAA Exam can be completed at any CATS or PSI/Lasergrade testing site near you.

2) Once you have passed this FAA Written exam you can schedule your 2-week "in classroom" practical instruction to prepare for your FAA Oral Exam. These exams take place at the end of your instruction.

All candidates must be able to read, write, speak and understand English and must be 23 years of age. Since this course is considered "Continued Education" in the State of California, students must have either aircraft operations experience, airline experience, an aviation degree, a pilot license, or have some other aviation career needing this certificate to enhance their aviation career.

This ACT scholarship does not include FAA testing fees, housing, or meals.

Students have one (1) year to complete all online training and "in classroom" instruction.

(Scholarship value $2,990)

Universal Weather & Aviation FAA-certified Dispatcher Training Scholarship
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 8-day classroom session. This course allows you to complete the majority of the coursework online. Once you complete the online requirements and pass the FAA knowledge test, you will spend 8 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 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 ID 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. Students have one year to complete all online training requirements and the onsite session based on availability of class dates.

(Scholarship value $3000)

WAI Mile High Chapter Empowerment Scholarship (2)
Two $4,000 non-cash scholarships will be awarded for Jeppesen commercial aviation dispatch training. The scholarships include tuition, books, and supplies, and does NOT include pre-exam books or FAA examination fees of $500. One scholarship will be awarded to a Colorado resident, and one scholarship open worldwide.

Students can be full time, part time, or graduated. 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 course 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 bachelor's of science degree at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, Honolulu Community College, and other worldwide partner universities.

Training will 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 $4000 each)

Flight Scholarships

Alaska Airlines Scholarship Just Added
Alaska Airlines will award a $2,500 scholarship to a female pilot pursuing a professional airline pilot career. Applicants must be full-time students at the junior or senior level with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Candidates will be evaluated on volunteer work in the community, academic standing, teamwork, leadership skills, and airmanship.

In addition to all WAI requirements applicants must also include a detailed essay (500-1,000 words, typed and double spaced), which addresses the following topics:

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in becoming a Professional Airline Pilot?
Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study.
Please describe your community involvement and volunteer work.
What are your long term and short term career goals?
Why do you feel Alaska Airlines should select you to receive this scholarship?

(Scholarship value $2,500)

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.

(Scholarship value $31,000 each)

Anne Bridge Baddour Aviation Scholarship
The Anne Bridge Baddour Aviation 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 hours' flying time, be on track toward the ATP rating. This award will be used to further her aims toward an instrument rating, multiengine rating, or ATP.

(Scholarship value $2000)

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 300-word essay 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 $3000)

Bombardier Aircraft Training Learjet 45 Type Rating Scholarship
In memory of those Bombardier Aircraft Training instructor pilots that have passed on, Bombardier Aircraft Training is proud to offer a 2015 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 checkride in the Learjet 45 simulator. The scholarship winner must, as a minimum, be a holder of a private pilot certificate with multiengine and instrument ratings.

The course lasts 16 days and will be conducted in Dallas, Texas. The scholarship winner is responsible for all lodging and travel costs. Training 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 $35,000)

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 lifelong 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 within one year of receiving scholarship.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Boeing 737-NG Type Rating Certificate Scholarship
The Boeing Company will award one B737-NG type rating certificate to a qualified recipient. Minimum qualifications include the following: commercial, instrument, and multiengine ratings with a minimum of 1,500 hours fixed wing total time, instrument currency, and must possess a current first class FAA medical certificate with no waivers. The recipient must pass an FAA ATP written exam prior to training. Training will be approximately three concurrent weeks and conducted in Miami, Florida. Scheduling will be on a space available basis. The scholarship does not include transportation, lodging, meal expenses, or personal expenses. We will provide suggestions for cost-effective housing upon request. Applicants should follow the WAI scholarship application guidelines, with at least one of the recommendation letters from a flight instructor from whom you have received dual instruction. In addition to the B737-NG type rating certificate, the recipient will receive a complimentary registration to the 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (does not include transportation, lodging, meal expenses or personal expenses).

(Scholarship value $25,000)

CAE Citation Corporate Aircraft Training Scholarship
CAE 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 in 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 $22,000)

Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship
Women in Aviation, International, in partnership with J. Elliot Marketing (Santa Clara, California), offer a $2,500 flight training scholarship in memory of Christine Reed. Christine never completed her flight training. She loved airplanes and airports, and she attempted to become a private pilot. Christine passed away unexpectedly at the age of 32. 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 training. 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 toward a life in general aviation and/or becoming a professional pilot.

The Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship is open to women ages 16-30 who have soloed within the last six months preceding applying for this scholarship and are working toward a recreational, sport pilot, or private pilot certificate. Applicants must provide a copy of their 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 one- to two-page essay (remember, concise is always nice) that explains "Why I Love to Fly."

(Scholarship value $2,500)

Cochise Community College sponsored by Northrop Grumman Flight Training Scholarship
Flight training provides opportunities for personal development, enhanced self-esteem, exploration, and experimentation. The cockpit of an airplane is a place where people learn to think, rely on themselves, develop their strengths, and overcome their weaknesses. Cochise Community College has more than 45 years of experience, helping individuals achieve their dreams of flying. In cooperation with Northrop Grumman we are pleased to offer a $5,000 flight training scholarship at Cochise Community College in Douglas, Arizona, to a WAI member pursing a private pilot certificate, instrument rating, or commercial pilot certificate. In addition to WAI requirements the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, hold a valid third-class medical, have a desire to pursue aviation as a career, and submit an additional 500-word essay describing their desire and goals in aviation.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

Dare to Dream Scholarship (2)
The sponsors of this scholarship would like to make a difference in the life of a deserving person who is pursuing their dream in the world of aviation. A $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual working toward an instrument or multiengine rating or 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 each)

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 who 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 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 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference registration).

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 must possess a current first class FAA medical certificate.

Candidates must include a copy of their driver's license, current passport, and list any moving violations, dates, locations, and associated details for the last seven years. Candidates must include a statement of conviction (any type of violation of the law, moving or not) with complete dates and locations. Candidates should provide details pertinent to any letters of inquiries from the FAA regarding any aircraft incidents or accidents, and list all FAA checkride failures.

(Scholarship value $35,000 each)

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 certificate (private, sport, or recreational) and wants to pursue an advanced certificate or rating, i.e. commercial, instrument, etc. The scholarship award will be paid directly to the flight school to be applied to the recipient's account.

(Scholarship value $500)

Disabled Pilot International Scholarship
This scholarship is being sponsored by a team including disabled pilots and is open to a deserving person, female or male, aged 18 or older wanting to obtain a sport pilot or private pilot certificate. Include in your essay why you would like to learn to fly and how this scholarship might assist you in achieving your dream of flight.

In addition to WAI requirements:
1. Provide a copy of a valid and current state driver's license (serves as the medical certificate for sport pilot) or a third class medical certificate if pursuing a private pilot certificate.
2. Provide a simple statement from a physician as to the nature of the applicant's physical disability. No medical records are to be submitted.

Funds to be paid direct to the flight school.

(Scholarship value $1,500)

Europe-American Aviation Garmin G1000 Transition Course
Europe-American Aviation is awarding a scholarship for a Garmin G1000 transition course in a Diamond DA40XL single-engine aircraft. You must be a certificated pilot and a WAI member to apply. Training will take place at the Naples Airport in Naples, Florida. The scholarship will include four hours of ground training, two hours of flight simulator training, and three hours of flight training with a CFI. Students requiring more than this amount of ground, flight, or simulator training will complete this at their own expense. Lodging and travel expenses are not included. This scholarship is for applicants looking to complete a G1000 transition course only.

Our training is in compliance with the rules and regulations of FAR Part 91 and is accepted throughout the United States. Scholarship must be used within a year of the award.

(Scholarship value $1,800)

Horizon Air Scholarship Just Added
Horizon Air will award a $2,500 scholarship to a female pilot pursuing a professional airline pilot career. Applicants must be full-time students at the junior or senior level with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Candidates will be evaluated on volunteer work in the community, academic standing, teamwork, leadership skills, and airmanship.

In addition to all WAI requirements applicants must also include a detailed essay (500-1,000 words, typed and double spaced), which addresses the following topics:

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in becoming a Professional Airline Pilot?
Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study.
Please describe your community involvement and volunteer work.
What are your long term and short term career goals?
Why do you feel Horizon Air should select you to receive this scholarship?

(Scholarship value $2,500)

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. Fixed-wing experience is not required.

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) 2015 ATP/CFI-Multi 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-Multi certificate. Funds will be paid directly to ATP Flight School and training must be completed within one year at one of their training facilities. 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 and 15 hours of solo multi-engine time. Candidates need to provide details pertinent to letters of inquiry from the FAA regarding any aircraft incidents or accidents and a list of all FAA checkride failures. Finalists will be interviewed at the annual International 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)

The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) 2015 B-737 Scholarship (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 successful candidates will train for two weeks with Higher Power Aviation. 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 an ATP, minimum of 2,000 hours total time, which includes at least 500 multi-engine turbine and a current first-class medical certificate. Candidates must include a copy of their current passport. Candidates should provide details pertinent to 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 International 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 $8,000 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 your 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 2015
The Keep Flying Scholarship was created after 9/11 to offer an intermediate level flight scholarship. Sponsors Deborah Hecker, Janet Patton, Kimberley Lowe, and Christi Dobelli are offering one $3,000 scholarship to an individual working on an instrument or multiengine rating or commercial or initial flight instructor certificate. Payments will be made directly to your flight school. Flight training must be completed within one year of receipt of scholarship. Finalists will only be interviewed at the annual WAI conference. Minimum requirements: private pilot certificate, 100 hours of flight time, and a copy of current written test only for the certificate/rating sought. In your essay tell how the funds will be used, your goals, and other information you feel is relevant. One letter of recommendation must be from a pilot that you have flown with.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

Keep Flying Scholarship-Southern Africa 2015
Keep Flying Scholarship and Southern African Women in Aviation & Aerospace Industry are offering one $3,000 (approximately R20000) scholarship to an individual working on an instrument or multiengine, commercial, or flight instructor certificate. Candidates must be citizens of an SADC country, hold a private pilot certificate, have 100 hours' flight time, and passed all written exams for the certificate sought. Follow Women in Aviation guidelines and in your essay and tell how the funds will be used, your goals, and any relevant information. One letter of recommendation must be from a pilot who has flown with you. Scholarship will only be paid to a South African flight school. Interviews will be in Johannesburg, South Africa, in February 2015. Application must be a single PDF file, 3.0MB max. Submit to with "KFS-Southern Africa" in the subject.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

The Kelsey A. Meyer Memorial Scholarship
One $2,000 scholarship to be awarded annually 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. The applicant must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0. All scholarship funds must be used for educational and flight related expenses. Funds will be paid directly to the school and must be used within a year of receiving the award. Include in your essay a personal statement outlining your career aspirations and how the funds will be used.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

Lt. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney Memorial Scholarship
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, and determined and had unwavering faith. The winner of this scholarship should embody some if not all of these characteristics. Applicants are encouraged to research Lt. Delaney and draw similarities to her. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the winner's flight school of choice and must be used within a year of receiving this award.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

Republic Airways "Nothing But Blue Skies" Aviator Scholarship New for 2015 Just Added
Republic Airways Holdings will award a $5,000 scholarship to a female commercial pilot pursuing a professional pilot career. Candidates will be evaluated on academic standing, personal accomplishments, teamwork, leadership skills, and airmanship. Scholarship recipient will also be guaranteed a First Officer interview upon attainment of the company's hiring requirements.

Requirements: Applicants must meet all WAI scholarship requirements and guidelines. Applicants must also be a commercial-rated pilot. In addition to the qualities and information above, your essay must also include why Republic Airways is your "employer of choice." Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

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)
Southwest Airlines will award four B737NG Type Rating Scholarships to qualified female members of Women in Aviation, International during the 2015 WAI conference in Dallas, Texas. 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 November 17, 2014, 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, Texas. Recipients must complete the type rating training at the location designated by Southwest and complete the type rating no later than April 1, 2016, when the scholarships automatically expire and become null and void.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • 2,500 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.
  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college preferred.
  • FAA commercial, instrument, multiengine land required (preferred for military applicants)
  • Current FAA first-class medical certificate.
  • Must be female pilot

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. Southwest Airlines Co. is an equal opportunity employer.

(Scholarship value $13,000 each, for a total of $52,000)

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 recipient will also receive a copy of Sporty's Complete Learn to Fly Flight Training Course.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

Ted Mallory Memorial Scholarship
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 value $250)

Thrush Aircraft - Agricultural Aviation Scholarship
Recognizing the growing need for agricultural pilots worldwide, Thrush Aircraft of Albany, Georgia, is offering a $10,000 scholarship for ground and flight training a new pilot in a Thrush agricultural aircraft, with the goal of successfully certifying the scholarship recipient as a new and highly capable ag pilot. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have a commercial pilot certificate with tailwheel endorsement, and be willing to complete the final step in their transition and orientation training on location at Thrush Aircraft.

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 flight training and course materials, and may be used for approved travel to and from the training location, and to Thrush Aircraft during the training period. The training is to be completed in one year.

(Scholarship value $10,000)

The United Airlines Pilot Scholarship (2)
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 $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual that currently holds a commercial certificate with an instrument rating and is working on either a multiengine rating or CFI certificate. Must have first-class medical certificate and be enrolled in an accredited collegiate aviation program with minimum 3.0 GPA. 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 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 $5,000 each)

UPS ATP Scholarship Just Added
The UPS Foundation is providing a scholarship to a WAI member to earn their ATP rating. The scholarship funds can be applied toward training required in preparation for the written ATP exam and/or flight training required to complete the certificate. Applicants for this scholarship must have completed a commercial pilot certificate and an instrument rating.

(Scholarship value $10,000)

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
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 to obtain certification as a private pilot.

In addition to WAI requirements the applicant must be over the age of 35, not yet hold a private pilot certificate, have a desire to pursue higher ratings, have financial need, and hold a third-class medical.

Applicants must explain their goals in aviation and what they have done thus far toward 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 elite band of women has not only a love of aviation, but has put their lives on the line in defense of their country through their military service. 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 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.

Each applicant should supply-in addition to the basic WAI application requirements-a narrative addressing your demonstrated persistence and determination to flight and stated ability to complete training at an accredited institution or FAA Part 141-approved school within one year of scholarship award. Also identify the school, college, university, and/or Part 141 approved school where training will be completed and address the program and/or ratings being sought. Address your interest and/or participation in military aviation, and address your financial need.

(Scholarship value $2,000 and one-year membership to Women Military Aviators)

General Scholarships

Aero Femme Scholarship (2)
Aero Femme is a nonprofit organization and scholarship fund. One $300 scholarship will be awarded to an individual pursuing any type of aviation interest, and another one to an Alaskan female resident. Our mission is to encourage and educate women of all ages to be involved in all types of aviation. Aero Femme continues to educate women of all ages about all aspects of aviation with their youth and adult outreach programs across the nation. The requirements for this scholarship include meeting all WAI scholarship requirements; you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and at least 16 years old. (If the applicant is still in high school, cumulative GPA must be above 3.50.) 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 each)

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 that addresses their career aspirations and explains how they have exhibited leadership skills.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training (10)
You must be a 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)

The Boeing Company Career Enhancement Scholarship (2)
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 toward flight hours. Applicants may be full-time or part-time employees currently in the aerospace industry or a related field. Also eligible are students pursuing aviation- and aerospace-related degrees that are at the sophomore level with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

(Scholarship value $2,500 each)

Candi Chamberlin Kubeck Award
The Candi Chamberlin Kubeck Award is presented annually to the Top Women 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 an NIFA competitor and team captain at Metro State College when she won the National Top Women 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)

Dassault Falcon 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, be 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 and an explorer and lived life to its fullest. She set both her sights, and her standards, high. To celebrate her life and accomplishments, WAI's 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, and tri-state area, but all applicants will be considered based upon character, need, community involvement, and accomplishments. Limited financial assistance will be offered to the winner to attend the conference.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Janet Clark Memorial Scholarship
The Washington State Chapter of WAI 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. The applicant shall be working toward a career in aviation, enrolled in an accredited aviation-related program, have experience volunteering at WAI events and/or aviation-related events in the previous year, and submit an essay that includes detailed explanations of the applicant's career path, goals, and volunteer experiences.

The scholarship must be used within one year of receipt. It will be paid directly to an accredited program/institution and 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 prior to submitting application.

(Scholarship value $1,500)

It's About Time Scholarship
The It's About Time Scholarship is overseen by The Abingdon Co. and awards a full registration to the Women in Aviation Conference, roundtrip airfare, and room and board during the conference to a woman 18 years old and older. Along with access to seminars and multiple networking opportunities, we will introduce the winner to key people in aviation who share their experiences. 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 someone translated www.TheAbingdonCo.com into Spanish! The one who exhibits the most passion goes. Multiple ideas are encouraged.

What would you do that will prove to us that you are the one we should bring with us? Use your natural talents and skills to make your application stand out. You have a talent that makes you shine. What is that talent or skill that you possess that can be used by The Abingdon Co.? Prove to us and we will support you by flying you out to the WAI conference. Creativity and involvement in our company's social media are encouraged.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

Signature Flight Support Corporation Scholarship
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 working toward 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)

The Virginia Volk Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to celebrate Virginia Volk's life and accomplishments in the field of aviation. While Virginia (WAI 218) took her first plane ride at age 8, her next plane ride didn't come until she was 23 and flying to the FAA's Training Academy in Oklahoma City to begin her life-long career. While not a pilot, her love of aviation was obvious to all who knew her. Virginia dedicated 30 years of faithful service to the FAA as an air traffic controller. She was an early member of Women in Aviation, International and a founding member of the Capital Region Chapter. Virginia was a member of Professional Women Controllers (PWC) and was named Professional of the Year (1993) and Manager of the Year (1998). She was also a member of Technical Women's Organization (TWO). Virginia loved aviation and not only went above and beyond in her duties to support the safe growth of our nation's air transportation system, but also by her championing the professional growth and presence of women in the federal aviation workforce and also by her support of women in all aspects of aviation. In addition, some of Virginia's most cherished memories and honors came from the children she touched through her aviation education activities and through her work in support of the Combined Federal Campaign, the charitable organization for federal workers. WAI is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a woman who embodies the qualities that Virginia so splendidly exemplified, and who is seeking to further their education and career in aviation. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, aviation career aspirations, dedication, and contributions to their community.

(Scholarship value $1,500)

The 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 2015 Annual WAI Conference in Dallas 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 include being an active member of WAI, the official application form, and 500-word essay. No résumé, recommendations, or logbooks required.

(Scholarship value $350)

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. A second scholarship will be awarded to an individual, not required to be a student, pursuing any type of aviation interest. Include in your essay how you plan to use the scholarship if awarded and what you have accomplished to date to reach your goals.

(Scholarship value $1,000 each)

Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship
The Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship is offered by their 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 Corporation 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 certificates, medical, and the last three pages of logbook with your application. Please go to www.WCA-intl.org to join and complete the online scholarship application.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

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 program in aviation maintenance management or aviation business management. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference registration). Applicants must be full-time college students with a minimum of two semesters left (as of February 2015), 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 (500-1,000 words), double-spaced, typed that addresses the following topics:

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

(Scholarship value $5,000: 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. The scholarship can be used to attend a leadership-related course or seminar to raise the individual's level of management or to establish a new aviation-related business.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

American Airlines Aircraft Maintenance Technician 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, enrolled in an accredited U.S. maintenance program, U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

American Airlines maintenance and 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 26th Annual WAI Conference in Dallas, Texas (including air travel, hotel and conference registration).

(Scholarship value $5,000-estimated total value $7,000)

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)

ATP General Aviation Maintenance Scholarship
For more than 40 years, ATP has supported the global general aviation industry with technology and services that promote safety and quality for maintenance 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) certificate 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. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books, and fees related to obtaining the A&P certificate 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
Bombardier Aircraft Training is proud to offer a 2015 scholarship for LR45 type maintenance scholarship to Women in Aviation, International. Applicants must hold a current A&P certificate. We have service centers located in Bridgeport, West Virginia; Dallas, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Hartford, Connecticut; Macon, Georgia; Tucson, Arizona; and Wichita, Kansas.

The course lasts 10 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 888-679-4200.

(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 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference registration). Applicants must be full-time students, with a minimum of two semesters left (as of February/March 2015), 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 (500-1,000 words), double-spaced, typed that addresses the following topics:

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

(Scholarship value $5,000-estimated total value $7,000)

Delta Air Lines - Engine Maintenance Internship
Delta Air Lines would like to extend a 2015 Summer Internship (13 weeks) opportunity to a student currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program in business management or industrial engineering. In addition to an internship position, the recipient will receive a trip to the 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference registration). 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 or eligible non-citizens. Lodging accommodations will not be provided for the duration of the 13-week internship.

The technical services intern reports to the project leader-engine maintenance. Responsibilities include but are not limited to creating presentations, process improvements, developing business plans, understanding 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:

- Create and report 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.
- Develop and implement changes in our production strategy based on business demands.
- Use FAA, OSHA, and EPA regulations and Delta 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-at least 60 semester hours in college completed-$2,253 per month ($15/hour); senior-at least 90 semester hours in college completed-$2,947 per month ($17/hour).

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

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.

(Scholarship value $12,000)

Republic Airways "Nothing But Blue Skies" A&P Aircraft Technician Scholarship New for 2015 Just Added
Republic Airways Holdings will award a $5,000 scholarship to an aspiring female aircraft technician currently enrolled in a full or part time A&P program. Candidates will be evaluated on academic standing, personal accomplishments, teamwork, leadership skills, and community service involvement. The scholarship recipient will also be guaranteed an A&P Mechanic interview upon successfully being granted their temporary A&P certificate.

Requirements: Applicants must meet all WAI scholarship requirements and guidelines. In addition to the qualities and information above, your essay must also include why Republic Airways is your "employer of choice." Your GPA must be 3.0 or better, and you must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. maintenance program. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

Southwest Airlines Maintenance Training Scholarships (2) Just Added
Southwest Airlines is pleased to offer TWO individual Maintenance Training Scholarships. Applicants may choose from the following courses:

Two-week 737-700/800 Systems Class
One-week 737-700/800 Avionics Class

Included in the scholarship is a roundtrip ticket on Southwest Airlines to Dallas for training and hotel accommodations for the duration of class.

In addition to the WAI Scholarship Checklist Items, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

- Applicant must have an A&P license or be an active A&P student at the time scholarship is awarded
- Applicant must include an essay (200 words or less) that explains his/her interest in aviation
- Recipient will have one year from the time awarded to redeem the scholarship

(Scholarship value: ranges from $2,150-$3,900 depending on class choice)

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 aircraft maintenance. Carolyn, and co-sponsors Kimberley Lowe and Janet Patton, both American Airlines pilots, will offer one scholarship for $2,500 worth of tools. In addition, Snap-On Industrial is generously contributing an aviation starter tool kit with a value of $2,500. This scholarship is specifically for the purchase of tools to a currently enrolled full-time female student starting out in maintenance training for airframe and powerplant certificates. This scholarship is not applied toward education costs. It is for tools only. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Finalists will be interviewed and must attend the International Women in Aviation Conference in Dallas, Texas, at the finalists' 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 directly to Snap-On Industrial once your tools have been selected. The funds must be used by end of 2015.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

Miscellaneous Scholarships

FedEx Express is Donating a JT8 Engine
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 use of the asset.

The recipient will be required to sign a contract that restricts the transfer of ownership and 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 2015 WAI conference in Dallas Texas.

Applicants must be a corporate member of Women in Aviation, International to be eligible.

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

(Scholarship value unknown)

Space Scholarships

Mission Discovery Scholarship
The International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET) & Higher Orbits will award one scholarship to a high school or university student for a non-residential tuition to any 2015 Mission Discovery. A list of Mission Discovery events will be listed at www.Mission-Discovery.info as the 2015 dates are confirmed.

Tuition includes a five-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)

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