2016 WAI Scholarships
Course(s) Offered: Aviation, Aerospace
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: Women in Aviation, International
Country to Study in: USA
Women in Aviation, International (WAI) offers scholarship awards annually to men and women members, both citizens and qualified non-citizens of the USA, who want to further their studies in Aviation.
The WAI men and women members who are offered the WAI scholarships include students, teachers and professionals intending to further their studies in Aviation. The scholarships also help teachers fulfill their dreams, by providing them with the resources they need to bring aviation into their classrooms or to enhance their skills.
The WAI scholarship awards are a major part of what the organization is all about. Each applicant must be a WAI member and may apply for no more than two scholarships
The scholarship is open to Women in Aviation International members who are seeking a degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Aviation Maintenance Technology or an A & P through an Aviation Technician Program.
Applicants must either be currently enrolled or officially accepted into an Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering program, Aviation Maintenance Technology program or Aviation Technician Program at an accredited University, College or AMT School in the U.S.
Applicants must currently have a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent at the time of application – either in High School or their current Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering program, Aviation Maintenance Technology program or Aviation Technician program.
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Applicant to provide copy of a College Acceptance letter.
Citizens of ALL countries (US and non-US citizens)
Any accredited University, College or AMT School in the U.S.
Fields of study
Undergraduate programs in the field of Aviation (and Aerospace) - Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Aviation Maintenance Technology or Aviation Technician Programs
Number of awards
Two (2) grants will be awarded
The value of this grant is $1500. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the winner’s educational institution. Funds can be used for tuition, books or fees related to obtaining the A & P from an AMT School in the U.S.
Method of Application
Interested applicants are welcome to download the application form. In addition to filling out the official WAI application form, please submit academic transcripts and a 500-1000 word essay-typed and double spaced-addressing the following topics:
- What does “Women in Aviation” mean to you?
- Who or what inspired you to pursue a degree/career in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering or Aircraft Maintenance?
- Why are you the most qualified candidate for the United Airlines Tech Ops Scholarship?
The application deadline date is on the 29th of July, 2016
The applicant understands and accepts that WAI has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any scholarship awards other than those specifically identified as WAI scholarships.
Women in Aviation International (WAI) is a nonprofit 501(c) organization that is dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities for both women and men who strive for careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. It provides resources for its membership, which includes astronauts, pilots, flight attendants, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, educators, students, air show performers, airport managers, business owners, and many others.
The organization began in 1990 as the Women in Aviation Conference held in Prescott, Arizona and following its success, was incorporated in 1994. It is located in West Alexandria, Ohio.
Application Deadline: 29 July 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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