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. Ignite your personal learning experience by applying for WAI 2021 scholarships this year. All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Change your life, and review application requirements, FAQs, and 10 tips for a winning scholarship application.

In 2020, WAI awarded 151 scholarships valued at $831,365 bringing the total scholarships awarded since 1995 to over $13.2 million.

Learn about the history of the WAI scholarship program from Founder Peggy Chabrian, scholarship sponsors and winners by watching this 2019 video.

Read the success stories of past scholarship winners in the special 20th anniversary publication WAI Scholarships Change Lives.

Watch WAI Scholarship Spotlights videos to learn more.

Andrea Coppick, WAI 6452

Lindsey Dreiling, WAI 14613

Miyukiko "Koko" Kostelny, WAI 41327

Melissa Martin, WAI 77913


Congratulations to our 2020 scholarship winners!

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Estimated Value: 
$2,500 each
Available Scholarships: 
2
Scholarship Year: 
2021

The Boeing Company will award a scholarship to a woman who wishes to advance her career in the aerospace industry in the fields of engineering, technology development or management. The award is to be used for educational purposes only and may not be applied toward flight hours. Applicants may be full-time or part-time employees currently in the aerospace industry or a related field. Also eligible are students pursuing aviation and aerospace-related degrees that are at the sophomore level with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

Estimated Value: 
$2,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2021

Elisha Hall (WAI #2335) represented herself as a dedicated and passionate aviation professional. She was a leader, an explorer, and lived life to its fullest. She set both her sights, and her standards, high.

Estimated Value: 
$1,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2021

"The WAI Atlanta Chapter is offering a scholarship to aid an individual with the pursuit of their Aviation Dream. Applicants will be evaluated based on merit, career, aspirations, dedication, contributions to the community, and following application directions. Within the required 500-word descriptive essay, include the details of your Aviation Dream (Flight, Maintenance, Management, etc.), how this scholarship will aid with your goal, where you hope to use this award, and an approximate timeline of completion for your goal.

Estimated Value: 
$1,500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2021

One scholarship will be awarded to an individual membership holder, not required to be a student, pursuing any type of aviation interest. Include in your essay how you plan to use the scholarship if awarded and what you have accomplished to date to reach your goals. 

Estimated Value: 
$1,500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2021

One scholarship will be awarded to a full-time college or university student pursuing any type of aviation or aviation related career. Include in your essay how you plan to use the scholarship if awarded and what you have accomplished to date to reach your goals.

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WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.

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