Two deadlines are approaching for those interested in applying for a Women in Aviation (WAI) scholarship for 2016. To apply, you must be a WAI member as of Nov. 2, 2015. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than Nov. 16, 2015.
“This year we are offering 111 different scholarships totaling $600,000,” says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “These scholarships are not just for college students; they are for people at every phase of their aviation lives.”
Scholarships are offered not only for scholastic assistance, but for flight training, including a large number of type ratings, and financial assistance for pilots who just want to fly for fun. Scholarships are offered for students, mechanics, engineers, ag pilots, flight instructors, engineers and a range of other diverse occupations.
A description of all 111 scholarships, an application and tips for creating a successful application can be found at wai.org.
Scholarships for 2016 will be awarded during WAI’s 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, slated for March 10-12, 2016, in Nashville.