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American Airlines $5K Flight Educational Scholarship

Estimated Value: 
$5,000 each
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American Airlines will award a $5K educational scholarship to a qualified WAI member that has a high school diploma and a willingness to develop skills that will lead to a career as a professional airline pilot. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the date of application; have enrolled in a private pilot ground school course, or have logged flight time with a certified flight instructor. The funds may be used for flight training such as private pilot, instrument, multiengine, commercial, instructor, or ATP. Funds are not applicable toward a sport or recreational pilot certificate. In addition to the WAI scholarship application requirements, applicants must also address the following three questions: How would this scholarship help you achieve your career goals? Why did you apply for this scholarship? How have you demonstrated your involvement with WAI?

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