$600,000 in WAI Scholarships Available for 2016

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

 

Applications Due November 16, 2015

Two deadlines are approaching for individuals interested in applying for a WAI scholarship for 2016. In order to apply, you must be a WAI member as of November 2, 2015. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than November 16, 2015.

"This year we are offering 111 different scholarships totaling $600,000," says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "I can't say it too often - these scholarships are not just for college students; they are for people at every phase of their aviation lives."

With the announcement of the 2016 WAI scholarship winners in March 2016, WAI's scholarship program will award a cumulative $10,000,000 worth of scholarships to over 1,300 members, changing thousands of lives and launching and enhancing hundreds of aviation careers.

Scholarships are offered not only for scholastic assistance, but for flight training, including a large number of type ratings, and financial assistance for someone who just wants to fly for fun. Scholarships are offered for students, mechanics, engineers, ag pilots, flight instructors, engineers and a range of other diverse occupations.

"Whether a WAI member wants to experience spin training or study helicopter maintenance, WAI has a scholarship for you," adds Dr. Chabrian.

A description of all 111 scholarships, an application and tips for creating a successful application can be found at wai.org.

Scholarships for 2016 will be awarded during WAI's 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee from March 10-12, 2016.

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Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839-4645 or through www.wai.org.

Note to Editors: The 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee from March 10-12, 2016. For more information, visit www.wai.org.

Contact:

Molly Martin, Outreach Director
Women in Aviation International
850-508-8769 Phone
mmartin@wai.org

Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone 937-839-4647; Fax 937-839-4645 or through www.wai.org.

Contact:
Molly Martin, Outreach Director
Women in Aviation International
Phone:  850-508-8769
Email Molly

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