Funds to Enhance Girls in Aviation Day 2016
Women in Aviation International received a $7,500 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation.
The ISTAT Foundation was founded in 1994 to provide funds for scholarships, educational programs, and grants to qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism. The ISTAT Foundation Grants Program, administered by the ISTAT Foundation Grants Committee of the ISTAT Foundation Board of Trustees, offers direct grant funding to non-profit [section 501(c)(3) or its equivalent outside the United States] organizations.
The grant will be used to provide teaching materials for Girls in Aviation Day, an annual international outreach program planned for Saturday, September 24, 2016. That day, WAI's nearly 100 chapters around the world will provide learning opportunities and conduct hands-on aviation activities to introduce girls, ages 8 to 16, to the aviation lifestyle as well as to the career possibilities in aviation and aerospace.
"We're currently brainstorming to determine the best educational value for this generous ISTAT grant," says WAI Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "This will truly help us to enhance the materials we distribute to our chapters as they host local events. We are grateful for this financial boost."
More information on Girls in Aviation Day, September 24, 2016, including information about local chapter events, can be found at www.wai.org.