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 $948,500 of scholarship funds were awarded in 2019, including an additional $73,000 in June from an anonymous contributor. This brings the total scholarships awarded since 1995 to over $12 million. Read the success stories of past scholarship winners in the special 20th anniversary publication WAI Scholarships Change Lives.

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The 2020 scholarship application process is now online, and applications will be due on November 12, 2019. Remember that applicants must be WAI members in good standing.  Contact Scholarship Coordinator Donna Wallace with any additional questions.

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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.

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Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

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: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

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.

Aviation Management Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

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 31st 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 2020), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants must be U.S.

Estimated Value: 
$1,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

Must be enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4-year college, technical institution, or certificate program with a declared major in Engineering Management or similar curriculum.  Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Volunteer in STEM and aviation related events and /or WAI activities.  Must submit a 500-1000-word essay- typed and double spaced – addressing the following topics: Financial need; Who or what inspired you to pursue a degree/career in Engineering Management; What career path are you pursuing; How are you involved in aviation and com

Dispatcher Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$5,450
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

The Airline Dispatchers Federation in conjunction with Academy College (Bloomington, MN) is offering a scholarship to earn his/her Aircraft Dispatcher’s FAA 121 certificate.The following are details of this scholarship:The scholarship will have a monetary value of. $5,450.00 which will cover instruction and training required to take the Aircraft Dispatch written test and check ride with an FAA 121 examiner for certification.

Estimated Value: 
$4,250
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

The Airline Dispatchers Federation in conjunction with Aircraft Dispatch Academy (St. George, UT) is offering a scholarship to earn his/her Aircraft Dispatcher’s FAA 121 certificate.The following are details of this scholarship: The scholarship will have a monetary value of. $4,250.00 which will cover instruction and training required to take the Aircraft Dispatch written test and check ride with an FAA 121 examiner for certification.

Estimated Value: 
$3,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

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 seven-day residency in Cincinnati, Ohio. No previous aviation experience required. 

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

Southwest Airlines will award up to $5000 toward an Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate to a qualified candidate who is a member of Women In Aviation International who has aspirations of becoming an Aircraft Dispatcher.  No previous aviation experience required.  Candidate 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 21 years old.  A single page essay that reflects how the scholarship will help you reach your professional career goals must be submitted with the application alo

Estimated Value: 
$3,695
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

Hybrid Course (Online / 8-day classroom session) 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 over a four-month period.  Once you complete the online requirements and pass the FAA Knowledge Test, you will spend 8 days at our training facility in Houston, TX to complete the practical portion of your training.

Aerospace Engineering Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$1,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

Individual must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited 2 or 4-year college, technical institution, or certificate program with a declared major in Aerospace Engineering.  Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Applicant must provide a copy of an enrollment acceptance letter. Must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen. Volunteer in STEM and aviation related events and /or WAI activities.

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