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. Candidates will be evaluated on volunteer work in the community, academic standing, teamwork, leadership skills, and airmanship. In addition to all WAI requirements applicants must also include a detailed essay (500-1,000 words, typed and double spaced), which addresses the following topics: Who or what inspired you to pursue a career as an aviation mechanic? Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study. Please describe your community involvement and volunteer work? What are your long term and short-term career goals? Why do you feel Alaska Airlines should select you to receive this scholarship?