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The United Airlines Flight Operations Pilot Scholarship

Estimated Value: 
$2,500 each
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United Airlines is proud to partner with Women in Aviation International supporting female aviators. As an industry leader passionate about diversity and inclusion, United Airlines' mission is to create an inclusive work environment characterized by dignity and respect that empowers every employee to serve the global marketplace and contribute to company success. United Airlines would like to make a difference in the life of aspiring airline pilots who are pursuing their dream in the world of aviation.  
Four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to women that currently meet the following criteria:
➢ Must be a current full time Junior, Senior or Graduate student enrolled in an accredited collegiate aviation or aeronautical science program at application deadline.
➢ FAA Instrument rating required
➢ FAA Commercial Certificate preferred
➢ FAA Multi-Engine Rating preferred
➢ Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA required

These scholarships are intended for women seeking advancement in professional aviation development towards a career as a professional airline pilot. The recipients will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspirations and dedication, as well as contributions to their community and service with WAI.
Items that must be included with the application:
➢ Two letters of recommendation are required. One from a faculty member or flight instructor and one from a pilot who has flown with candidate.
➢ Academic transcripts
➢ Copies of pilot certificates
➢ Copies of medical certificate
➢ Essay describing career aspirations and goals, achievement/honors, aviation development to date, involvement with WAI, volunteerism, leadership and planned use of     scholarship funds.
➢ Prepared to share logbooks if selected for interview
Scholarship funds will be paid directly to your flight school and training must be completed within one year.

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