Tuesday, October 20, 2020

November 10 is the cut-off date for nearly $400,000 in awards

Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded at WAI’s 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, and the time to apply is now. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a current WAI member by November 1 and submit the application by November 10, 2020.

82 individual scholarships, worth nearly $400,000 are available in areas ranging from aerospace to engineering, from maintenance, dispatcher, to flight training. Numerous career enhancement and type ratings are available. As in past years, scholarships are not just for young people or students. A variety of scholarships are targeted for people in mid-career or even retirement. 

“WAI scholarships have helped thousands of girls and women take significant steps toward making their aviation dreams a reality,” said Allison McKay, WAI CEO. “The scope of scholarships available spans all the aviation specialties, with awards available for WAI members of all ages and stages of life. WAI members can apply for up to three scholarships, so go for it – let us help you in your aviation adventure!” 

Most scholarship applications may be completed online at and can be submitted right up to November 10, 2020. Mailed applications must be signed and postmarked by that same date. The 2021 scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s conference, held next year in Reno, Nevada at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, from March 11-13, 2021.  The 2021 conference represents the 32nd anniversary of WAI conferences. 

New scholarships have been added in the past few weeks, so interested applicants are urged to check for these new opportunities. 

Application requirements and tips for a winning scholarship application can be found at

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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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