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 $2,500 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 $2,500. This scholarship is specifically for the purchase of tools for a currently enrolled full-time female student in maintenance training for airframe and powerplant certificates. This scholarship is not applied toward education costs-it is for tools only. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents. Finalists will be interviewed and must attend the 2018 International Women in Aviation Conference in Reno, Nevada, at the finalists' own expense except for airfare.
In your essay please share your goals, experience in aviation, and why you chose aircraft maintenance as your career. Applicants should show passion, teamwork, inspiration, challenges in life, and strong characteristics such as leadership qualities, community involvement, and/or volunteer work, and academic standing. Include two recent single-page recommendation letters. One letter should be from someone who has worked directly with you in the field, noting teamwork and aptitude, and mentioning a specific task that impressed the reference. Additionally, proof of school attendance must be provided, along with grades to date. Also provide grades from academic facilities attended prior to starting out in maintenance. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to Snap-On Industrial once your tools have been selected. The funds must be used by the end of 2018.