We understand the financial barriers of pursuing an additional pilot certificate/rating, in particular for those who are pursuing this during a career-shift. To address this obstacle, this scholarship will be awarded to a woman who is currently pursuing a career as a commercial pilot and expresses financial need. In addition to WAI requirements the applicant must: Be a woman pursuing a career change to a professional commercial pilot. Already hold a private pilot license with an instrument rating. Be in pursuit of an advanced pilot certificate or rating. The candidate should answer the following questions in a 200-word paragraph: What was your career focus before you decided to pursue a career as a commercial pilot? Why did you decide to pursue your advanced certificates/ratings now? Describe your current financial need for this scholarship. How will this help you achieve your goals? Funds will be paid directly to the flight school to be applied to the recipient’s account and must be used within a year of receiving the award.