WAI Scholarships for 2017 Announced: More Than $600,000 Estimated to be Awarded

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Applicants:  Start Applying!


As of today’s launch date, WAI is offering 98 scholarships valued at $499,000. Scholarships are available for nearly every interest in aviation and aerospace and include academic scholarships, flight training scholarships, aviation maintenance centered scholarships, advanced flight ratings and type ratings, and a wide variety of other options. The majority of these scholarships will be awarded at the 28th annual International Women in Aviation Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort March 2-4, 2017, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Additional scholarships will be added in the coming months, and the total value of awarded scholarships typically reaches more than $600,000 annually.

For the first time, scholarship applications may be submitted electronically through WAI.org/scholarships. Applications may also be mailed through the traditional postal process as well.

“Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation International. Since the inception of our scholarship program 20 years ago, WAI has awarded 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,” said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “Thanks to our generous sponsors, there is truly something for every profession, age group, and interest.”

The only underlying qualification to apply for a WAI scholarship is that the applicant must be a member of Women in Aviation International by November 1, 2016. Applicants may apply for no more than two scholarships per year. Individual scholarships may have additional qualifications to apply.

The deadline for scholarship applications is November 14, 2016.


Visit www.wai.org/scholarships for the complete listing of WAI scholarships.

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.

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

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