Women Military Aviators (WMA) seeks to preserve, for history, the important role women have played in creating and supporting the American Spirit through their contributions to flight, aeronautics and space. These elite bands of women have not only a love of aviation, but have put their lives on the line in defense of their country through their military service. WMA is committed to passing this legacy from one generation of women to another and has established an annual scholarship program in support of this commitment. Advocating the love of aviation, WMA offers an annual scholarship to advance a woman in her pursuit of flight ratings at an accredited institution or FAA Approved Part 141 or Part 61 flight school. Over the past 30 years this scholarship has been given to select candidates so that they may pursue opportunities in aviation. Each applicant must supply – in addition to the basic WAI application requirements – a narrative addressing the following criteria: 1) Your demonstrated persistence and determination to flight. 2) Stated ability to complete training at an accredited institution or FAA Part 141 or Part 61 flight school within one year of scholarship award. 3) Identify the school, college, university, Part 141 or Part 61 flight school where training will be completed. Specifically address the program and/or ratings being sought. 4) Address your interest and/or participation in military aviation. 5) Address your financial need. Recipient will also receive one year membership to Women Military Aviators.