Deadline Nears For WAI Scholarships


Women in Aviation International has disbursed more than $10 million in scholarships to help more than 1,300 women advance in aviation careers, and this year they have $662,625 to give away to contenders who apply by Nov. 14. To qualify, applicants must be a WAI member by Nov. 1, so there’s still time, but the clock is ticking. New this year, all applications may be submitted online. “These are not purely academic scholarships,” says Peggy Chabrian, WAI president. “Funding is available for flight training, including type ratings, and simply for flying for fun or exploring a new area of interest within aviation.”

This year’s 113 scholarships can help with education and training for a variety of professions, including mechanic, engineer, dispatcher, ag pilot, flight instructor, FBO manager, professional pilot and more. Some of the scholarships also will fund a new rating or certificate. A description of all the scholarships, application requirements, the online application and tips for creating a successful application all can be found at the WAI website. The scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s 28th annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 2-4, 2017, to be held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.