Scholarships

Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation International. In the past 20 years, WAI has disbursed more than $10 million to its members to help them reach their goals and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. Read the success stories of past scholarship winners in the special 20th anniversary publication WAI Scholarships Change Lives.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, there is truly something for every interest.

The 2018 scholarship program will begin in July and run through November 13, 2017. Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation International by November 1, 2017, and may apply for no more than three scholarships. Internships are not included in the three per member scholarship limit.

2018 WAI Scholarship Application

Contact Scholarship Coordinator Donna Wallace with any additional questions.

WAI wishes you much success in achieving your dreams!

Please Note:
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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General Scholarships

Estimated Value: 
$1,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2018

This is a scholarship intended for an aspiring female aviator who shows interest in preserving the history of flight. This scholarship may be used to purchase tools for study or toward flight training hours.

Estimated Value: 
$1,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2018

The WAI Atlanta Gone With the Wind Chapter is offering a scholarship to aid an individual with the pursuit of her aviation dream. Applicants will be evaluated based on merit, career, aspirations, dedication, contributions to the community, and following application directions. Within the required 500-word descriptive essay, include the details of your aviation dream (flight, maintenance, management, etc.), how this scholarship will aid with your goal, where you hope to use this award, and an approximate timeline of completion for your goal.

Estimated Value: 
$500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2018

The WAI Spirit of Columbus Chapter annual scholarship award is designed to advance the aviation or aerospace career of the recipient. The scholarship is intended to defray appropriate tuition or associated expenses for flight, ground, or simulator instruction for a woman seeking any FAA certificate or rating. The scholarship award is also designed to cover a range of aviation-vocation areas, including dispatch, engineering, maintenance, and management. An applicant must be at least 17 years old and a U.S.

Estimated Value: 
$1,000 each
Available Scholarships: 
2
Scholarship Year: 
2018

One scholarship will be awarded to a full-time college or university student pursuing any type of aviation or aviation-related career. A second scholarship will be awarded to an individual, not required to be a student, pursuing any type of aviation interest. Include in your essay how you plan to use the scholarship if awarded and what you have accomplished to date to reach your goals.

Estimated Value: 
$2,500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2018

Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) is celebrating its 25th year anniversary and is offering the Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship funded by its members and sponsors to any person pursuing professional development or career advancement in any job classification of corporate and/or business aviation. The award must be used toward a specific program of education. Suggested uses include flight training, dispatcher training, maintenance training, corporate flight attendant training, and leadership training (i.e. NBAA CAM). The award cannot be used for general business course work.

Estimated Value: 
$500
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2018

Aero Femme is a nonprofit organization and scholarship fund that provides aviation scholarships. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an individual pursuing any type of aviation interest. Our mission is to encourage and educate women of all ages to be involved in all types of aviation. Aero Femme continues to educate women of all ages about all aspects of aviation with their youth and adult outreach programs across the nation. The requirements for this scholarship include meeting all WAI scholarship requirements, and you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2018

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 addition to WAI requirements, all applicants should submit a 500-word essay that addresses their career aspirations and clear, concise examples of how they have exhibited leadership in their academic/work/personal life.

Estimated Value: 
$5,000
Available Scholarships: 
1
Scholarship Year: 
2018

In honor of their service to our country, American Airlines will award one $5,000 scholarship to a military veteran, or current service member, who is pursuing 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. Please submit application according to WAI scholarship guidelines. Finalists will be interviewed at WAI conference unless on deployment.

Estimated Value: 
$3,500 each
Available Scholarships: 
5
Scholarship Year: 
2018

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

Estimated Value: 
$2,500 each
Available Scholarships: 
2
Scholarship Year: 
2018

The Boeing Company will award a scholarship to a woman who wishes to advance her career in the aerospace industry in the fields of engineering, technology development, or management. The award is to be used for educational purposes only and may not be applied toward flight hours. Applicants may be full-time or part-time employees currently in the aerospace industry or a related field. Also eligible are students pursuing aviation and aerospace-related degrees that are at the sophomore level with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

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