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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Women in Aviation International announces a new 2020 scholarship in memory of Patricia Luebke, WAI 1954 and a longtime contributor to Aviation for Women and Aviation for Girls magazines. The Pat Luebke Memorial Scholarship encourages WAI members to pursue their own best aviation-related personal development goal. Applications must be received via email to Donna Wallace (dwallace@wai.org) no later than Friday, January 10, 2020, midnight EST. Requirements include: an active WAI membership through March 2020, a WAI official scholarship application form, your resume (no longer than 2 pages) and a 500-word essay explaining how you would use the scholarship to further your own aviation personal development goal. If any of Pat’s stories inspired you, please include in your essay. This new scholarship will be awarded at the 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 5-7, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.


Thank you for applying to the 2020 WAI scholarships. All scholarship sponsors will have access to your applications for review by the week of December 9, 2019.  Each scholarship committee will have until January 31, 2020, to select winners and will notify them directly. 

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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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