Scholarship Application Requirements

Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation International by November 1, 2016, and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit.

New This Year: All scholarships may be applied for electronically through the WAI website. Please submit your application only when you have all of the necessary files ready.

Should you wish to print out the application form and submit your application on paper, all application materials can be submitted in the same envelope.

Do not apply electronically and mail a paper application for the same scholarship. Some scholarships will only accept online applications this year, please read the requirements carefully. If you have any issues submitting your online application, please email Donna Wallace or call 937-839-4647.

These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements.

For each scholarship include two stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and one copy) of the following information:

  • two one-page recommendation letters
  • typed, descriptive 500-word essay
  • professional résumé
  • copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable). Other applicable information as requested for each specific award/grant/scholarship.
  • If mailing your application you must also include the official WAI application form.

Descriptive essay and résumé should address the following:

  • your aviation history and goals
  • what you have done for yourself to achieve your goals
  • where you see yourself in five and 10 years
  • how the scholarship will help you achieve your objective and your present financial need
  • flight or other training/education for which you need assistance; how your previous training was financed
  • educational scholarships, awards, and honors
  • where you would obtain the training and the hourly rate for the instructor, aircraft, and simulators, or other costs, if applying for a cash scholarship
  • demonstrated involvement in aviation activities
  • other applicable information as requested for each specific award/grant/scholarship

International applicants must meet all requirements and, in addition, must include your country’s pilot, mechanic, or other requirements and the equivalent copies of certificates, licenses, and medicals.

Scholarship applications must be signed and postmarked by November 14, 2016. Scholarship application materials should be mailed to WAI Scholarships, 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381.

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WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.

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