Thursday, November 14, 2013

2014scholarships.gifSouthwest Airlines has added four Boeing 737NG type ratings to the roster of 85 scholarships offered to Women in Aviation International members. Anyone who was a member of WAI as of November 1, 2013, is eligible to apply (free!). For these SWA scholarships only, the deadline to apply has been extended to December 1, 2013. The original
deadline for all other scholarships remains November 18, 2013.

“What a tremendous opportunity Southwest is offering our members,” said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “We are grateful to Southwest, along with the other airlines and organizations who generously boost the careers of worthy and qualified pilots.”

The Southwest 737NG Scholarship includes an ATP Rating for applicants who do not currently have an ATP. If selected, the scholarship recipient will be required to successfully complete the FAA ATP written exam prior to beginning the type rating course.

Scholarship recipients will also receive round trip airfare and hotel accommodations for training in Dallas, Texas.

All scholarships will be awarded at WAI's 25th Anniversary Conference, held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (near Orlando), March 6-8, 2014. For a full listing of scholarships available and application instructions visit

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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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