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Scholarships Offered for 2016

It'll be music to your ears when your name is announced as a 2016 WAI scholarship winner in Nashville, Tennessee, March 10-12, 2016! Our generous donors and sponsors have offered up more than 98 incredible scholarships totaling more than $480,000 so far for 2016.

To apply, you must be a member of Women in Aviation International prior to November 1, 2015, and that membership must remain current through March 2016. You can verify your membership status or join WAI at any time by logging into the members only section of www.WAI.org, or calling 937-839-4647. All applications must be signed and postmarked by November 16, 2015.

Aerospace Engineering Scholarships

American Airlines/Envoy Engineering Scholarship
American Airlines 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 upon receipt of high school diploma, U.S. citizen or permanent resident. To complement the scholarship, American will host the winner with attendance to the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (including air travel, hotel, and conference registration).

American Airlines' Technical Operation divisions 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 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 27th 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 2016), 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 (500-1000 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 WAI 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, 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 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. Yukiko was a volunteer for the WAI Washington State Chapter scholarship committee and at our local education and outreach events.

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 (includes two- and four-year colleges, technical institutes, 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 expensed 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. STEM careers include but are not limited to science, engineering, air traffic controller, avionics technician, dispatch certification, aircraft mechanic, meteorologist, or educator for STEM. Funds may not be used for housing, transportation, flight training, meals, or incidental expenses.

(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. The 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 login 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 two-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 at least 23 years old. There is no aviation experience required, but students with some aviation knowledge tend to fare better on FAA exams.

This ACT scholarship does not include FAA testing fees, housing, or meals. Host family housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis at a rate of $175 per week.

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 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 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 or meals. Students are responsible for paying the two FAA testing fees. Hotel reservation assistance is available. Students have one year to complete all online training requirements and the on-site session based on availability of class dates.

(Scholarship value $3000)

WAI Mile High Chapter Empowerment Scholarship (2)
One $4,000 non-cash scholarship will be awarded for Jeppesen commercial aviation dispatch training. Scholarship includes tuition, books, and supplies, and does NOT include pre-exam books or FAA examination fees of $500.

Students can be full, 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 will prepare applicants to take the comprehensive FAA written, oral, and practical exams leading to issuance of the aircraft dispatcher certificate. 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 toward a bachelor's of science degree at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, Honolulu Community College, and other worldwide partner universities.

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

(Scholarship value $4000)

Flight Scholarships

Click here - Flight Scholarship quick reference on whether or not you qualify to apply.

Ace Aerobatic School Spin Training New for 2016
Ace Aerobatic School is offering its spin training course for a pilot who wishes to enhance her skills and résumé. In your essay, share your aviation background, your plan for the future, and how spin training can help with your goals. This scholarship is open to anyone with at least a student pilot certificate. For the aspiring flight instructor with at least a commercial certificate and training toward to the CFI certificate, the course can include a sign-off for the CFI certificate.

(Scholarship value $800)

AeroStar Training Services ATP CTP Scholarship New for 2016 Just Added
For pilots looking to complete their ATP written exam. This course can be accomplished in approximately eight to nine days and includes four days of ground school (including a blend of lecture, virtual flight, and CBT), four hours of level 5 FTD per crew in the A320, six hours of level D full flight simulator per crew in the A320.

Training can be held at any of our locations. Location is at manager's discretion at time of enrollment. Lodging and travel expenses are not included. Scholarship must be used within one year of the award.

(Scholarship value $4,999)

Alaska Airlines Scholarship
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 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)

American Airlines Boeing 737 Next Gen Type Rating Scholarships (6) Just Added
American Airlines will award six B737 Next Gen type rating certificates to qualified members of Women in Aviation. The 13-day training program will be held at a facility located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school, and training must be completed within one year from the date of award.

The training program includes manuals, cockpit panels and study guides, 48 hours of ground instruction, two hour FAA oral examination, 24 hours full flight simulator training (including 4 hours line oriented flight training [LOFT] and two hours FAA simulator checkride).

Minimum qualification include the following: commercial, instrument, and multiengine certificates, a minimum of 1,500 hours total flight time, must have passed a FAA ATP written within the last two years, and must hold a current first-class FAA medical certificate.

In addition to the B737 Next Gen type rating scholarship, American Airlines will host the recipient with attendance to the 2016 annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (including hotel, conference registration, air travel, and a daily allowance).

As well as the minimum WAI scholarship application requirements, candidates must address the following questions within their 500-word essay: How would this scholarship help you achieve your career goals? Why did you apply for this scholarship? What aviation activities/organizations have you been involved in?

(Scholarship value $16,000 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, and be on track towards 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 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 $3000)

Blackburn Northwest Flight Scholarships New for 2016
The Blackburn family is offering two scholarships intended to help put females of all ages from the Pacific Northwest on the path to a lifetime love of flying. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of either Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. Can be used in any category, class, or phase of flight certification training including light-sport, recreational, private, and relevant ratings including instrument, multiengine, commercial, and airline transport professional. Must have obtained a student pilot certificate and provide a copy of the certificate.

Funds will be paid directly to the flight school of your choice and must be used within 12 months of the award. Recipients must send a short e-mail each month of less than 300 words to the Blackburn family describing their previous month's flight highlights, a copy of flight logbook pages and expense summary until the $5,000 is used.

(Scholarship value $5,000 each)

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 2016 scholarship for an 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. 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 $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 in 12 months of receiving scholarship.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Career Eagles Aviation Scholarship New for 2016
Career Eagles, a partnership with the Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies, the Knowlton Foundation, Youth Aviation Adventure, and the Experimental Aircraft Association, will award two $5,000 scholarships to students entering a baccalaureate degree program in aviation with the intent to pursue a career as a professional pilot. Applicants must be in good standing as a senior in high school, be applying to a regionally accredited college or university, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school and must be used within 12 months of the award. In addition to all WAI requirements applicants must include an official high school transcript and a detailed essay (500-1,000 words, typed and double-spaced, that addresses the following topics:

What has inspired you to pursue a career as a professional pilot? (If you participated in a youth aviation outreach organization, please mention it.)
What has been your greatest life challenge and how has it enriched you?
Why are you the most qualified candidate for the Career Eagles Aviation Scholarship?

In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, Career Eagles will cover the cost of admission to the conference and its lunch and dinner banquets for the two award winners.

(Scholarship value $5,000 each)

Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship
WAI 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 loved airports, and she attempted to become a private pilot. Christine passed away unexpectedly at the age of 32 and was never able to complete her flight training.

Many pilots never forget their first solo because it's such a momentous occasion in the process of becoming a pilot. It gives an aspiring pilot a great deal of confidence for overcoming all of the hurdles in the first stages of becoming a pilot. It sets the stage for an aspiring pilot to transition from student pilot to solo pilot to private pilot. And becoming a private pilot is the first major step toward a life in general aviation and/or becoming a professional pilot.

The Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship is open to women ages 16 to 30 who have soloed within the last six months preceding applying for this scholarship and are working toward their 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 applicant's 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)

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, or a commercial or CFI certificate. Funds will be paid directly to the 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 777 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships (2)
Delta Air Lines will award two B777 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 B777 type rating certificate, each recipient will receive a trip to the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference (including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference fee).

Résumé must include the following: all schools attended, including high school with city and state for each school, GPA, dates attended for college, and all degrees. If applicable, all military history, including all occupations, ranks, education, and dates, must be included. Candidates should list academic honors, scholarships, awards, and special achievements.

Minimum qualifications include the following: commercial, instrument, and multiengine land certificates a minimum of 1,500 hours total time, must have passed an FAA ATP written exam within the last two years, and must hold a current first-class FAA medical certificate.

Candidates must include a copy of their automobile driver's license, current passport, and list any moving violations, dates, locations, and associated details for the last seven years. Candidates must include a statement of conviction (any type of violation of the law, moving or not) with complete dates and locations. Candidates should provide details pertinent to any letters of inquiries from the FAA regarding any aircraft incidents or accidents, and a list all FAA 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. instrument, commercial, 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 will be paid direct to the flight school. Also you will receive the new-design lightweight noise-cancelling David Clark headset.

(Scholarship value $500)

FedEx Express Boeing 757/767 Type Rating Scholarship (2)New for 2016 Just Added
FedEx Express will award a B757/767 type rating to two qualified female pilots who are members of Women in Aviation. The training program will include all appropriate materials and will take place in Memphis, Tennessee in Fall 2016.

Minimum qualifications include the following: commercial, instrument, and multiengine certificates; a minimum of 1,500 hours total flight time; must have passed a FAA ATP written within the last two years; must hold a current first-class FAA medical certificate.

A candidate's early withdrawal from the course or failure to secure the type rating does not obligate FedEx to offer any remedial training or another opportunity to attend the course. The type rating is limited to the named recipient and is non-transferable. There is no cash equivalent for the type rating program.

In addition to the B757/767 Type Rating Scholarship, FedEx Express will host the recipient with attendance to the 2016 annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (including hotel and conference registration).

In addition to the minimum WAI scholarship application requirements, candidates must address the following questions within their 500-word essay: How would this scholarship help you achieve your career goals? Describe what the FedEx phrase "Absolutely Positively Overnight" means to you.

(Scholarship value $25,000 each)

HAI 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 $1,000)

International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) CFI-Multiengine Certificate 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 $5,000 scholarships to women working to acquire a CFI-multiengine 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.

A CFI rating is required for the CFI-multiengine rating and 15 hours of solo multiengine 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 $5000 each)

International Society Of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) B-737 Type Rating 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 B-737 type ratings. The successful candidates will train for eight days with Flight Training International in Denver. 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 3,000 hours total time, which includes at least 500 multiengine 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 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 the individual's flight school and training is to be completed within one year. The recipient will be chosen based on passion for flying, commitment to completing flight training, and two reference letters highlighting the applicant's character qualities. Applicants who are full-time students enrolled in high school, an accredited flight program, or an accredited college or university should have a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale).

Award recipients will also receive Jeppesen's online sport, private, or instrument flight training course to enhance the flight training experience.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

The Keep Flying Scholarship 2016
The Keep Flying Scholarship was created after 9/11 to offer an intermediate level flight scholarship. Sponsors Deborah Hecker, Evelyn Tinkl, Janet Patton, Kimberley Lowe, and Christi Dobelli are offering one $3,000 scholarship to an individual working on a fixed-wing aircraft instrument or multiengine rating or commercial or certified 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 whom you have flown with. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have the legal right to work in the U.S.

(Scholarship value $3,000)

Keep Flying Scholarship-Southern Africa 2015
Keep Flying Scholarship and Southern African Women in Aviation & Aerospace Industry (SAWIA) 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 a SADC country, hold a private pilot certificate, have 100 hours' flight time, and have passed all written exams for the certificate sought. Follow WAI guidelines and in your essay 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 out to a South African flight school. Interviews will be in Johannesburg, South Africa, in February 2016. 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 who has 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 WAI female member over the age of 18 and 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. 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 $4,000)

The Martha King Scholarship for Female Flight Instructors New for 2016
A female flight instructor will receive assistance in achieving a new rating on her flight instructor certificate, as well as lifetime access to the entire King Schools online course library of more than 85 courses.

Martha and John King are co-chairman of King Schools, the largest provider of online training for pilots from student through professional. A primary mission of King Schools is to support flight instructors by preparing their clients for FAA knowledge tests and providing training insights through King's Flight Instructor Refresher Course.

Martha is the first and only woman to hold every category and class of FAA rating on her pilot and instructor certificates. She is active in many categories, regularly flying everything from jets to piston airplanes and helicopters. Martha and John King have been champions for the cause of improving the risk management practices of general aviation pilots and they speak to thousands of pilots each year on aviation safety.

The award includes $5,000 to apply toward any CFI add-on rating, access to the entire library of King Schools online courses for life (valued at $13,120), FIRCs for life. Applicants must be women holding a current FAA CFI certificate.

(Scholarship value $18,120)

MzeroA.com Flight Training Scholarship (3) New for 2016
MzeroA.com provides online flight training to prepare you for your written and oral exams. The course is good for those pursuing private pilot, instrument pilot, or commercial pilot ratings. The scholarship includes tuition and eight books related to your flight training. Scholarship winner will also receive a full registration to the 2016 International Women in Aviation Conference. Along with access to seminars and multiple networking opportunities, we will introduce the winner to key people in aviation who share their experiences. The MzeroA.com Flight Training Scholarship does not include FAA testing fees. Students have one (1) year to complete all online training. The criteria is simple: Submit a video titled "Your Name-MzeroA.com Scholarship WAI 2016" Tell us why you fly or want to fly. In addition, please download and complete the WAI Official Scholarship Application form and include it with your video and copy Donna Wallace, scholarship coordinator, at

(Scholarship value $1,500)

Republic Airways "Nothing But Blue Skies" Aviator Scholarship 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.

Applicants must meet all WAI scholarship requirements and guidelines, and 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizen or permanent residents 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 award to help defer the costs for out-of-the-ordinary flight education. Apply it toward air racing expenses, training such as 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 Airline Transport Pilot Rating Scholarship (AMEL)
Southwest Airlines will award six airline transport pilot rating scholarships to qualified women who are members of Women in Aviation at the time of the 2016 conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Scholarship awards are not offers of employment, nor any guarantee or promise of employment at Southwest Airlines, which is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates must submit their application and provide a 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.

If selected, pilots will receive the following training and certification during the four- to five-day program:

  • 10 hours of ground school*
  • Five hours in flight training device (simulator)*
  • Up to four flight training events in multiengine propeller aircraft; two hours each (approximately eight hours of flight time)*
  • FAA designated pilot examiner's fee and use of the aircraft for FAA checkride

Recipients will also receive round trip air transportation and hotel accommodations for training in Arlington, Texas. Recipients must complete the training at the location designated by Southwest Airlines and begin no later than March 1, 2017, when the scholarships automatically expire and become null and void.

Minimum qualifications for the Southwest ATP scholarships include:

  • Must meet ATP flight hour minimums or FAA Approved Restricted ATP minimums
  • Successfully completed the FAA ATP written examination within the past two calendar years from date of training, prior to July 2014
  • Must be instrument current and proficient
  • High school diploma or equivalency required. Graduation from an accredited four-year college preferred.
  • FAA commercial airplane, multiengine land instrument, required
  • Current FAA third-class medical certificate required (will be required to obtain a first-class medical to exercise ATP privileges)

*Training times are approximate and may be reduced based upon the pilot's knowledge and skill level.

(Scholarship value $8,000 each)

Sporty's Foundation Flight Training Scholarship for Small-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Sporty's Foundation is offering two recreational or sport pilot flight training scholarships 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)

Texas America Flight Academy Accelerated Instrument Rating Course New for 2016 Just Added
This scholarship is for a ten-day course that provides the training necessary to obtain an instrument rating. You will learn how to control your aircraft with reference to instruments. You will understand instrument approaches, arrival and departure procedures, course intercepts and holding patterns. You will learn in the busy, complex, Dallas/Fort Worth Class B airspace, so you'll be ready to fly into any major metropolitan area.

Included is DUATS training, iPad use (we love ForeFlight and Stratus), and even how to turn your cell phone or iPad into an emergency Primary Flight Display (PFD). Expect to follow a professional, proven syllabus and fly with Gold Seal instructors. Expect results. Scholarship covers all flight and ground instruction, training aircraft, Redbird full-motion simulator training, and Gleim instrument training kit.

Applicants must hold a private pilot certificate (ASEL) or higher, have passed the FAA instrument written exam with an 80 or better in the last 12 months, hold a medical certificate valid for the duration of the course, and have proof of U.S. citizenship (passport or birth certificate).

Lodging and travel expenses are not included. Scholarship must be used within one year of the award.

(Scholarship value $9,995)

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 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. Ongoing reports of training progress will be required, and the training is to be completed in 12 months' time.

(Scholarship value $10,000)

The United Airlines Pilot Scholarship
United Airlines would like to make a difference in the life of an aspiring airline pilot who is pursuing her dream in the world of aviation. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who currently holds a commercial certificate with an instrument rating and who is working on either a multiengine rating or CFI certificate. Must be enrolled in an accredited collegiate aviation program with minimum 3.0 GPA.

Funds will be paid directly to the 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 coming from a faculty member or flight instructor and another one from a pilot who has flown with you.

In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference, including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations on Saturday night, and Saturday conference admission.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

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 attain certification as a private pilot.

In addition to WAI requirements the applicant must be over the age of 35, not hold a private pilot certificate, have a desire to pursue higher ratings, have a 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. These elite bands of women have not only have a love of aviation, but have also 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 $2,500 and one-year membership to Women Military Aviators)

General Scholarships

Abingdon Co -It's About Time Scholarship Just Added
The It's About Time Scholarship is overseen by The Abingdon Co. each year and awards a full registration to the International Women in Aviation Conference, round trip airfare, and room and board during the conference to a woman 18 years old and above. Along with access to seminars and multiple networking opportunities, we will introduce the winner to key people in aviation who will 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 is 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. 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 utilized by The Abingdon Co.? Prove to us and we will support you by flying you out to the conference. Creativity and involvement in our company's social media are encouraged.

(Scholarship value up to $3,000)

Aero Femme Scholarship
Aero Femme is a nonprofit organization and scholarship fund that provides aviation scholarships. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an individual pursuing any type of aviation interest. 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, and you must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants must be 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 of choice and must be used within a year.

(Scholarship value $500)

Airbus Leadership Grant
One $5,000 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 exhibits leadership potential. All applicants should submit a 500-word essay that addresses their career aspirations and clear, concise examples of how they have exhibited leadership in their academic/work/personal life.

(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 have honorably served in the United States armed services and provide proof such as a DD form 214 or current military ID. Include the name and address for the accredited institution, flight, or training center used.

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 Airlines and Envoy Air 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 nonprofit organizations, and our employees engage in a wide variety of events and activities in support of our military.

To complement the scholarship, American Airlines will host the winner with attendance to the 27th Annual Conference in Dallas Texas (including air travel, hotel and conference registration).

(Scholarship value $5,000)- Estimated Total Value $7,000

Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training
Applicants must be an U.S. citizen or have a current visa to the U.S. 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)

Dassault Falcon Scholarship
Dassault Falcon Jet 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, 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/tri-state area, but all applicants will be considered based upon character, need, community involvement, and accomplishments. Limited financial assistance will be offered for the winner to attend the conference.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

"Hoss" Beckman Memorial Scholarship New for 2016 Just Added
Inspired by her dad to follow her aviation dreams, WAI founding board member Trish Beckman offers this scholarship to an Australian woman to encourage her to follow her dreams.

In spite of his humble beginnings, Hoss worked hard all his life to provide for his family. He lived his life with integrity and provided positive encouragement to everyone. He was especially proud of his faith, his family, his military service, and his volunteer service with the sheriff's posse and fire department. Trish is eternally grateful for his inspiration and encouragement.

Scholarship selection will be based on your essay explaining how WAI conference attendance will help you follow your dreams and how you will inspire others to follow their dreams.

This scholarship provides transportation from Sydney to/from Nashville, 4 nights' accommodation, and conference registration to attend the International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 10-12, 2016.

(Scholarship value $2,500)

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)

The Mary Alice Beatty Scholarship New for 2016
The Southern Museum of Flight supports the legacy of Mary Alice Beatty, pilot and originator of the museum, with a $5,000 scholarship for young women ages 15 to 25 actively seeking careers in aviation and aerospace technology. The scholarship exists to support job growth for women within aviation and aerospace technology within the state of Alabama but all applicants will be considered.

The women must be pursuing flight lessons, classes, or internships that will further their careers in aviation and aerospace technology and the essay and references must reflect their pursuits within their field. If they are enrolled in school they must carry a 3.0 GPA and a copy of the transcript to show this. Either they must be a resident in the state of Alabama, be enrolled in an Alabama school, or work in a professional internship/apprenticeship within the state of Alabama. Funds will be paid directly to the school and must be used within a year of being awarded.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

WAI Atlanta Chapter Gone with the Wind Scholarship Just Added
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 Gone with the Wind Atlanta Chapter, but all applicants will be considered based on the criteria above. Award will be paid directly to the organization. Applicants must use funds within one year of acceptance.

(Scholarship value $500)

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 2016 annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville 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 $360)

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 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 flight training, dispatcher training, maintenance training, corporate flight attendant training, and upgrades in aviation education. The award cannot be used for general business coursework. Scholarship will not be awarded to previous winners of Women in Corporate Aviation scholarships. You must also be a member of WCA. 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 in aviation maintenance management or aviation business management. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 27th 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 2016), 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 to 1,000 words), double-spaced and 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 includes flight to and from conference and conference admission and lodging.

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

Signature Flight Support Corporation Scholarship
Signature Flight Support Corporation is awarding a $1,500 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 to 1,000 words) detailing her current educational status, why she chose 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 $1,500)

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 its customers. As such, it seeks 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 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (including air travel, hotel, and conference registration).

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

ATP General Aviation Maintenance Scholarship
For over 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)

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 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference fee). Applicants must be a full-time student, with a minimum of two semesters left (as of March 2016), 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 to 1000 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 2016 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 27th 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 or eligible non-citizens. Lodging accommodations will not be provided for the duration of the 13 weeks 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, 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:

- 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 minimum 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 (completed at least 60 semester hours in college) $2,253 per month ($15/hour); senior (completed at least 90 semester hours in college) $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)

HAI Helicopter Maintenance Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an individual interested in obtaining a helicopter mechanic certificate. Preference will be given to an applicant who is pursuing an airframe, powerplant, or both airframe and powerplant certificate, or the international equivalent. A primary determinant will be based on the applicant's interest and determination to work in the helicopter industry.

(Scholarship value $1,000)

Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Scholarships (6)
Pratt & Whitney will award a total of six engine maintenance training scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in aviation maintenance. Winners will have the option to attend any one of the commercial engines maintenance training 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.

The Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Training Scholarships can be redeemed at the P&W Customer Training Center in East Hartford, Connecticut. For small P&W engine training (P&W Canada engines) the training will take place at a FlightSafety facility (location that is most convenient for the student).

Hotel accommodations and airfare within the US or Canada are covered as part of the maintenance training scholarship.

(Scholarship value $1000-$3,400 each depending on course taken)

Southwest Airlines Maintenance Training Scholarships (2)
Southwest Airlines is pleased to offer two individual maintenance training scholarships. The Recipient may choose from the following courses: two-week 737-700/800 systems class, or one-week 737-700/800 avionics class. Included in the scholarship is a roundtrip ticket on Southwest Airlines to Dallas, hotel accommodations, and provisions for meals for the duration of class.

During the time the recipient is attending training he/she will meet with tech ops leaders; tour the DAL maintenance facility, headquarters, and NOC; shadow a supervisor in tech ops; and attend other fun Southwest Airlines events.

In addition to the WAI scholarship checklist items, the applicant must meet the following requirements: Applicant must have an A&P certificate or be an active A&P student at the time the scholarship is awarded, and applicant must include an essay (200 words or less) that explains her/his interest in aviation. Recipient will have one year from the time awarded to redeem the scholarship.

(Scholarship value: ranges from $2,450 to $4,250 depending on class choice)

Tools For Aircraft Maintenance (TAM) Scholarship
The TAM Scholarship was created after sponsor Carolyn Burton, an American Airlines mechanic, identified a need for providing tools to a female student starting out in aircraft maintenance. Carolyn will offer one scholarship for $2,500 worth of tools of your choice. 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 for a currently enrolled full-time female student in maintenance training for airframe & power plant certificates. This scholarship is not to be 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 Nashville, Tennessee, at the finalists' own expense.

In your essay please share your goals, experience in aviation, and why you chose maintenance as your career. I am 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 the end of 2016.

(Scholarship value $5,000)

Miscellaneous Scholarships

FedEx Express JT8 Engine Just Added
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 2016 International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 10-12.

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

**For the 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.

(Scholarship value unknown)

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