Scholarships

Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation International and help members reach their goals and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. A total of $695,500 was awarded in 2018, bringing the total scholarships awarded since 1995 to $11,495,581. Read the success stories of past scholarship winners in the special 20th anniversary publication WAI Scholarships Change Lives.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, there is truly something for every interest.

In 2018, 142 scholarships were distributed to WAI members at every stage of life. To begin preparing for the 2019 scholarship program, starting July 2018, check out the "Application Requirements" tab on the right side of the page. 

WAI wishes you much success in achieving your dreams!

Contact Scholarship Coordinator Donna Wallace with any additional questions.

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Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$2,500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2019

This scholarship provides $2,500 to applicants who are in training to become aviation maintenance technicians. Applicants must already be enrolled in a maintenance technician certificate program at an FAA-approved Part 147 school or international equivalent.

Estimated Value: 
$3,000-$6,000 each
Available Scholarships: 
6
Scholarship Year: 
2019

Pratt & Whitney will award (6) 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, such as System Familiarization, Borescope, or Line and Base Maintenance. Recipients may choose from the JT8D, PW2000, PW4000, PT6, PT100 or the newest PW1100G engine series.  The Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Training Scholarship shall be redeemed at the P&W Customer Training Center in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Estimated Value: 
$2,450-$4,250 each
Available Scholarships: 
2
Scholarship Year: 
2019

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 A

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2019

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 TOOL Scholarship for $2500 worth of TOOLS of your choice plus round-trip airfare. In addition, Snap-On Industrial is generously contributing an aviation starter tool kit with a value of $2500.

Estimated Value: 
$1,500 each
Available Scholarships: 
2
Scholarship Year: 
2019

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/Aeronau

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2019

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.

Estimated Value: 
$1,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2019

For over 45 years ATP has been a proud supporter of global general aviation with technology and services that promote safety and quality for maintenance operations. CaseBank, a Division of ATP, has been at the forefront of the industry, for over 20 years, providing troubleshooting reliability and defect trend analysis to engineers and service teams. ATP & CaseBank will award a $1,000 scholarship to a woman pursuing the aircraft maintenance licenses. Please include a personal statement in your essay describing your interest and ambitions in aviation.

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2019

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 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee). Applicants must be a full-time student, with a minimum of two semesters left (as of February 2019), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants must be U.S.

Aviation Management Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$12,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2019

Delta Air Lines would like to extend a 2019 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 30th 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.

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2019

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 30th 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 2019), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants must be U.S.

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