WAI scholarships

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Patricia Luebke, WAI 1954 and a regular and longtime contributor to Aviation for Women and Aviation for Girls magazines, passed away on November 22, 2019, after a brief illness. Pat was a proud member of Women in Aviation International and was the creative force behind many of the organization’s key programs and events including Take Your Daughter to Conference, which became Girls in Aviation Day; the annual female group photo at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh; a WAI time capsule for our 25-year anniversary; the conference Daily newsletters, the Annual Fund Pioneer Hall of Fame tote bag; and the Honor The WASP event on Memorial Day weekend.

November 12 is the cut-off date for over $630,000 in awards

Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded at WAI’s 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, and the time to apply is now. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a current WAI member and submit the application by November 12, 2019.

More than 100 individual scholarships are available in areas ranging from aerospace to engineering, from maintenance to flight training. Many type ratings are available. As in past years, scholarships are not just for young people or students. A variety of scholarships are targeted for people in mid-career or even retirement.

Start applying for available scholarships!

With new scholarships being posted weekly, WAI is ready to accept applications for dozens of scholarships. Currently, there are 85 scholarships offered for flight training, scholastic study, maintenance training, and a variety of scholarships for individuals in all stages of life. Internships are also being offered. Additional scholarships will be added in the coming weeks and months, and applicants are encouraged to check for new scholarships often. Applicants may apply for up to 3 scholarships per year.

MyGoFlight is generously providing a $200 gift certificate to everyone who received a 2016 WAI private pilot scholarship as part of its PILOT ONE 3 program.

MyGoFlight has committed a percentage of its sales to supporting organizations giving scholarships to people committed to learning how to fly and is particularly interested in helping women get started by supporting the WAI scholarship program.

PILOT ONE 3 stands for one aviation industry, one percent of revenue, to add one pilot at a time. The concept was created by 16 year old Alyssa Schneider who challenged her...

MyGoFlight will generously provide a $200 gift certificate to everyone receiving a WAI private pilot scholarship. The certificates will be awarded during the conference as part of the scholarship presentations.

MyGoFlight has committed a percentage of its sales to supporting organizations giving scholarships to people committed to learning how to fly and is particularly interested in helping women get started by supporting the WAI scholarship program.

Benefits of a WAI Membership

WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.

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