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 $875,500 (156 individual scholarships) was awarded in 2019, bringing 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.
Thanks to an anonymous donation, WAI is pleased to award $73,000 in additional scholarships in June 2019. Congratulations to the following winners:
WAI Instrument Certificate Scholarship $5,000 each
Melissa Diaz Cooper, Kailua, Hawaii
Shana Bartell, Cedar City, Utah
Maria Hall, Kerrville, Texas
WAI CFI Certificate Scholarship $3,000 each
Lauren Lynn Sherrick, Racine, Wisconsin
Sarah Corbin, Anchorage, Alaska
WAI CFII Rating Scholarship $5,000 each
Trimbi M. Szabo, Broomfield, Colorado
WAI Multi-Engine Rating Scholarship $3,000 each
Morgan M. Gillespie, Prescott, Arizona
Gabrielle F. Palmas, Phoenix, Arizona
Theodore W. Johnson, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Meira Leonard, Honolulu, Hawaii
Aircraft Maintenance Technician Scholarship $5,000 each
Erin Walling, Beavercreek, Ohio
Jodie A. Gawthrop, Westfield, Indiana
WAI Private Pilot Scholarship $5,000 each
Madison Coutu, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kourtnie A. Robin, Slidell, Louisiana
Rachel A. Obajtek, Tehachapi, California
Aurora E. Enriquez, Bozeman, Montana
Morgan D. Sandstrom, Centerville, Ohio
The 2020 scholarship application process will start in July 2019, 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.
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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