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. Applicants must meet all WAI scholarship requirements and guidelines, GPA must be 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher, enrolled in an accredited U.S. maintenance program, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. American Airlines' maintenance & engineering departments are vital to the company's commitment to provide safe, dependable and friendly air transportation to their customers. As such, they seek to attract top maintenance talent who share their passion and interest in the aviation industry. To complement the scholarship, American Airlines will host the winner with attendance to the conference (including air travel, hotel and conference registration).