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, from 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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Flight Training Scholarships

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

The Wings for Val Foundation, www.wingsforval.org, honors the legacy of Lt. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney (May 14, 1986 -- March 11, 2013), through a mission to support women in aviation and to inspire the next generation of female leaders. Val achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a pilot when she earned her "Wings of Gold" in 2012 and started flying the EA-6B Prowler for the U.S. Navy. Just a year later, Val tragically lost her life in a training mission.

Flight Training

Wings Over 35

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

The Wings Over 35 Scholarship is designed to promote general aviation among men or women over the age of 35 and aid a deserving person over the age of 35 to attain certification as a private pilot. Applicants must explain his or her aviation goals and what you have done thus far toward attaining that goal. Address financial need in your essay.

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

 Women Military Aviators (WMA) offers an annual scholarship to advance a woman in her pursuit of flight ratings at an accredited institution or an 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. (See website for additional essay questions required for this application). Plus one-year membership to Women Military Aviators.

General Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$7,500.00 each
Available Scholarships: 
5
Scholarship Year: 
2022

The Aerospace & Defense MBA Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is proud to announce the availability of five scholarships in the amount of $7,500 each.  The fully accredited (AACSB) Haslam ADMBA program teaches business in an aerospace and defense context. Students master vital business skills in a hands-on, coordinated, and interactive program. As they hone their new capabilities alongside peers from across the industry, ADMBA students use these skills to benefit their employers.

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

One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student at the college level of sophomore year or above who is pursuing a degree in an aviation-related field, who has achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and who exhibits leadership potential. In your 500-word essay address your career aspirations and clear, concise examples of how you have exhibited leadership in you academic/work/personal life.    

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

In honor of their service to our country, American Airlines will award two $2,500 scholarships to a military veteran or current service member who is pursing aviation/aeronautical education or training. This award will be paid directly to the accredited flight school, institution or college. Candidates will be evaluated on achievements, teamwork, leadership skills, motivation and community service involvement. 

Estimated Value: 
$3,900 each
Available Scholarships: 
5
Scholarship Year: 
2022

This scholarship is for applicants looking to become a CORPORATE flight attendant only. Our training is in compliance with rules and regulations of the FAA Part 91, 125, and 135 and is accepted worldwide. You must be an U.S. citizen or have a current visa to the U.S. to apply. Due to COVID-19, training will be done virtually. If COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, training will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lodging and travel expenses are not included. Scholarship must be used within a year of the award.

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

In honor of Brig Gen Charles "Chuck" Yeager, legendary WWII Fighter Ace, Vietnam combat pilot, USAF test pilot, and the first human to exceed Mach 1 and Mach 2 and more extraordinary accomplishments. WAI is honored to announce scholarship in Yeager's name. Just like the American icon that bears its name, this $1,000 scholarship, provided by the General Chuck Yeager's Legacy Foundation, will be offered to a deserving WAI member who shows tenacity and dedication by constructively overcoming obstacles that could have impeded their ability to advance in their aviation goals.  

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

As a result of the success of Girls in Aviation Day 2019 by the Greater Delaware Valley, Aviation Influence provided funds to establish a named scholarship, funded on an annual basis, and awarded per the criteria and process as follows.

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

The "It's About Time Scholarship" is overseen by Abingdon Foundation and awards a full registration to the conference, round trip airfare, and room and board during the conference to a woman 18-year-old and above. Along with access to keynotes, workshops and multiple networking opportunities, we will introduce the winner to key people in the industry who can share their experiences. 
Applicants are NOT required to be experienced in the aviation industry. The goal is to invite someone to see all of the different avenues of aviation - both flying and nonflying. 

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WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.

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