WAI Announces 2021 Scholarships

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Start applying for available scholarships!

With new scholarships being posted weekly, the 2021 WAI scholarship program officially opens tomorrow, July 1, and members can review dozens of scholarships. Currently, there are 56 scholarships offered for flight training, engineering, maintenance, dispatcher, and professional development for individuals in all stages of life. Additional scholarships and internships will be added in the coming weeks and months, with over 100 scholarships expected to be posted by the Fall. Applicants are encouraged to check for new scholarships often and may apply for up to three scholarships per year.

“One of the major benefits of being a WAI member is the opportunity to apply for scholarships that can assist people of all stages of their careers with financial support,” says WAI CEO Allison McKay. “We thank our numerous scholarship sponsors, and welcome any individual, company, or organization to find out more about our program that changes lives for hundreds of our members every year.”

In 2020, WAI awarded 151 scholarships valued at $831,365, bringing the total amount of scholarships awarded since 1995 to more than $13.2 million. 

The 2021 scholarships will be awarded during the 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Reno, Nevada, from March 11-13, 2021. In order to qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a WAI member as of November 1, 2020. The deadline for 2021 scholarships is November 10, 2020. Details of each scholarship, application requirements and FAQs, plus tips for submitting a winning application can be found at wai.org/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.

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

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