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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Internship Scholarships

Internship, Aviation Maintenance

Delta Air Lines – Business Performance Internship

Estimated Value: 
$10,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

Delta Air Lines would like to extend a 2020 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 31st 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.

Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

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.

Estimated Value: 
$2,500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

Alaska Airlines will award one $2,500 scholarship to a female mechanic pursuing an A&P certification with a goal of working as a mechanic for a major U.S. airline. Applicants must be students enrolled in an accredited Aviation Maintenance Program and in good academic standing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

Estimated Value: 
$2,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

Flexjet will award one $2,000 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. citizen or permanent resident.

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

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: 
2020

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

Aviation Maintenance

Horizon Air 2020 A&P Scholarship

Estimated Value: 
$2,500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

Horizon Air will award one $2,500 scholarship to a female mechanic pursuing an A&P certification with a goal of working as a mechanic for a U.S. airline. Applicants must be students enrolled in an accredited Aviation Maintenance Program and in good academic standing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

Aviation Maintenance, Helicopter

HFI Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$2,500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

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: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
6
Scholarship Year: 
2020

Pratt & Whitney will offer (6) engine maintenance training scholarships to individuals working to become A&P mechanics. Winners will receive the following: One engine maintenance training course (recipients can pick one of the two options provided below). Domestic airfare only (see international travel for more information). Hotel accommodations. The estimated value of this scholarship in US dollars is: $5,000. Recipients can choose from two different types of engine training: A large commercial engine training course at the closest Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center (CTC)

Aviation Maintenance

FedEx Express JT8D-15AQM Engine

Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2020

FedEx Express is accepting applications from qualified aviation schools, universities, museums and other aviation education organizations for a JT8D-15AQM engine with stand from the company’s retiring fleet. To be considered for this donation, please submit a detailed summary of your organization, including information about your program, how the engine would enhance your program and any joint use opportunities with other area programs to increase the utilization of the asset.   The recipient will be required to sign a contract that restricts the transfer of ownership, the sale

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