WAI 2023 Scholarships Online

Posted By: Kelly Murphy 2022 Press Releases,

Start applying for available scholarships!


July 8, 2022 – With new scholarships being posted weekly, the 2023 WAI scholarship program is officially open, and members can review dozens of scholarships at WAI.org/apply-now. Currently, there are 102 scholarships valued at over $630,000 offered for flight training, engineering, maintenance, dispatcher, drones, and professional development for individuals in all stages of life. Additional scholarships and internships will be added in the coming weeks and months for members to review. Applicants are encouraged to check for new scholarships often and may apply for up to three scholarships per year.

“We know that WAI scholarships change lives as many of our recipients share their stories of being able to pursue their aviation dreams,” says WAI CEO Allison McKay. “This financial support is one of the major benefits of being a WAI member, and we appreciate the generosity of our numerous scholarship sponsors.”

In 2022, WAI awarded 103 scholarships valued at $473,000. The total amount of scholarships awarded by WAI since 1995 is now more than $14.5 million. 

The 2023 scholarships will be awarded during the 34th Annual Women in Aviation International Conference in Long Beach, California, from February 23-25, 2023. In order to qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a WAI member as of October 1, 2022. Applications must be received by WAI by 11:59pm October 12, 2022. Details of each scholarship, application requirements, FAQs, plus tips for submitting a winning application can be found at WAI.org/scholarship-listings.