Less than a week remains to apply for one of the many Women in Aviation, International (WAI) scholarships which will be distributed at WAI’s annual conference early next year. For 2012, 68 individual scholarships valued at $470,431 will be awarded.
The deadline for submission is Monday, Nov. 14. You must be a WAI member to apply for a scholarship, but you can still join instantly online. The WAI site also includes a detailed description of each scholarship, qualifications, an application and tips and pointers to increase your chances of winning.
“WAI’s scholarships are open to women and men,” says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “The only qualification for all scholarships is that the person be a WAI member. Other specific criteria apply to individual scholarships.”
The diversity of WAI scholarships mirrors the diversity of WAI members, she noted. Scholarships include funds for specific flight training activities, including many type ratings as well as for academic studies, help in making a mid-life career change and even learning to fly just for fun. Scholarships are available for students, pilots, engineers, and aviation mechanics.
The scholarships will be awarded when Women in Aviation returns to Dallas, Texas, for its 23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas from March 8-10, 2012.