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*New - Late Addition to 2016 WAI Scholarships

United Airlines Tech Ops

Scholarship award amount: 2 @ $1500
Application Deadline: July 29, 2016


Open to Women in Aviation International members who are seeking a degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Aviation Maintenance Technology or an A & P through an Aviation Technician Program.

Applicants must either be currently enrolled or officially accepted into an Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering program, Aviation Maintenance Technology program or Aviation Technician Program at an accredited University, College or AMT School in the U.S.

Applicants must currently have a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent at the time of application-either in High School or their current Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering program, Aviation Maintenance Technology program or Aviation Technician program. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen. Applicant to provide copy of a College Acceptance letter.

In addition to filling out the official WAI application form [download form], please submit academic transcripts and a 500-1000 word essay-typed and double spaced-addressing the following topics:
1. What does "Women in Aviation" mean to you?
2. Who or what inspired you to pursue a degree/career in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering or Aircraft Maintenance?
3. Why are you the most qualified candidate for the United Airlines Tech Ops Scholarship?

Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the winner's educational institution. Funds can be used for tuition, books or fees related to obtaining the A & P from an AMT School in the U.S.

2017 Scholarships

Information on scholarships being offered for 2017 will be available here in July 2016.

Normal 2016 Scholarships

Applications for 2016 scholarships are no longer being accepted.

All 2016 scholarships, unless otherwise noted, will be awarded during the 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 10-12, 2016.

Information on scholarships being offered for 2017 will be available here in July 2016.

Thank you to our generous sponsors! We could not offer such amazing scholarship opportunities without the assistance of our sponsors, and individual and corporate members. If you are interested in offering a scholarship through the WAI scholarship program in the future please contact Donna Wallace at .

Again, 2016 scholarships are no longer being accepted but below are the details of what was offered.

Scholarship Offered for 2016
Scholarship Application Guidelines (very important)
Frequently Asked Questions About WAI Scholarships
Scholarship Application (pdf)
Become a member of Women in Aviation
Secrets to Success (pdf)

Please Note:
The applicant understands and accepts that WAI has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any scholarship awards other than those specifically identified as WAI scholarships.

2016 WAI Scholarships


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