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 the annual WAI scholarships. Change your life, and review application requirementsFAQs, and 10 tips for a winning scholarship application.

Women in Aviation International is thrilled to offer the 2022 WAI scholarship program featuring a variety of career pursuits. Scholarships include funding to further members' interests in aerospace engineering, aviation maintenance, flight training, helicopter ratings, dispatch, and professional development. 

Applications are due October 12, 2021, and you must be an active WAI member by October 1, 2021, to apply. The 2022 scholarships will be awarded during the 33rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 17-19, 2022.

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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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Helicopter Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$2,500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2022

This scholarship provides $2,500 to applicants who want to attain their commercial helicopter ratings. Applicants must already have their private pilot certificate and be enrolled in a commercial helicopter rating program at an FAA-approved Part 141 school or international equivalent. Applicants must expect to receive his or her commercial helicopter pilot rating after January 1, 2022 (if you will receive your rating before this date, you are not eligible to apply).

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2022

This scholarship honors the legacy of Capt. Sara Knutson Cullen, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army who perished on the same day as Lt. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney in Afghanistan. Her family shares that Sara was smart, funny, and driven to succeed. She had a strong faith and positively impacted those around her through her wit, kindness, and joyfulness. This scholarship is open to a female WAI member from any country, 18 years of age or older. It will be awarded to an individual pursuing a private helicopter (rotary wing) pilot rating.

Aviation Maintenance Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2022

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.   

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2022

Envoy Air will award one $5,000 Future A&P Mechanic Scholarship to a qualified WAI member who is working toward his or her A&P license. Funds will be paid directly to the school, and training must be completed within one year from the date of award. Scholarship recipient will also be guaranteed an A&P mechanic interview upon successful completion of Envoy’s hiring requirements. In addition to the Future A&P Mechanic scholarship, Envoy Air will host the recipient with attendance to the WAI2022 Annual Conference (including hotel, conference registration, and air travel).

Estimated Value: 
$25,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2022

Epic Flight Academy will award one scholarship to a WAI member pursuing aircraft maintenance. Training will take place at our New Smyrna Beach, Florida, location. Please include a personal statement in your essay describing your interest and ambitions in aviation. Applicant must be a U.S.

Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2022

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FedEx Express is accepting applications from qualified aviation schools, universities, museums, and other aviation education organizations for a JT8D-15QM engine with stand from the company’s retiring fleet.

Estimated Value: 
$2,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2022

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. Applicants will be evaluated on academic standing, personal accomplishments, teamwork, leadership skills, and community service involvement. In addition to meeting all WAI scholarship requirements and guidelines, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited U.S. maintenance program, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Estimated Value: 
$2,500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2022

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. Applicants who expect to receive his or maintenance technician certificate prior to January 1, 2022, are ineligible to apply for this award.

Estimated Value: 
$5,500 each
Available Scholarships: 
6
Scholarship Year: 
2022

Pratt & Whitney will offer six engine maintenance training scholarships to individuals working to become A&P mechanics.

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2022

The TAM Scholarship was created after sponsor Carolyn Burton, an American Airlines mechanic, identified a need for providing tools to a female student starting out in aircraft maintenance. The TAM scholarship includes $2,500 worth of tools of your choice. In addition, Snap-On Industrial generously contributes an aviation starter tool kit valued at $2,500. This scholarship is specifically for the purchase of tools for a currently enrolled full-time female student in maintenance training for airframe and powerplant certificates. Power Plant Certificates.

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