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.

Remember you must be a member of WAI to apply for scholarships

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General Scholarships

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

The Career Eagles Aviation Initiative, a partnership with the Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies, the Knowlton Foundation, Youth Aviation Adventure, and the Experimental Aircraft Association, will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student with demonstrable commitment to furthering the aviation industry and who is currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program. Applicants must be in good standing with their academic institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

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

Elisha Hall (Mrs. Mark Bizzaro, WAI 2335) represented herself as a dedicated and passionate aviation professional. She was a leader, an explorer, and lived life to its fullest. She set both her sights, and her standards, high.

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

The It's About Time Scholarship is overseen by The Abingdon Co. each year and awards a full registration to the International Women in Aviation Conference, round-trip airfare, and room and board during the conference to a woman 18 years old or older. Along with access to seminars and multiple networking opportunities, we will introduce the winner to key people in aviation who will share their experiences. Applicants are not required to be pilots or in the aviation industry.

Benefits of a WAI Membership

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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