SKIP navigation
Aviation Institute
Aviation Institute

Regional and National Scholarships

Graduate Student Scholarships

University of Nebraska at Omaha Graduate College

External On-Line Scholarships

WAEO Scholarship: January 1

Available at: http://waeo.colstate.edu/waeo_scholarship.htm

A scholarship of $2,000, sponsored by WAEO, will be awarded to a teacher who wishes to continue formal education in any related professional organizations in area of aerospace education.

Scholarship Honors Flight 93 Hero:

Available at: http://www.leroywhomerjr.com/

The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation is currently accepting applications for their aviation scholarship. Three scholarships will be awarded next spring in Homer's memory. LeRoy was the First Officer on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pa., on September 11, 2001. "LeRoy had a passion for flying," says Cheryl Homer Wilson, executive director of the foundation, and LeRoy's sister. "We wanted to keep his dream of flight alive, so we established this foundation."

ADMA International: March 15

Available at: http://www.adma.org

  • A $2,000 scholarship to a Bachelor of Science candidate with an Aviation Management major with emphasis in any of the following four areas: General Aviation, Airway Science Management, Aviation Maintenance and Airway Science Maintenance Management
  • A $2,000 scholarship to a Bachelor of Science candidate with an Aviation Management major with emphasis in any of the following four areas: General Aviation, Airway Science Management, Aviation Maintenance and Airway Science Maintenance Management
  • Or, a Bachelor of Science candidate with a major in professional pilot with any of the three following emphases: General Aviation, Flight Engineer, or Airway Science A/C Systems Management
  • Or, a $2,000 Scholarship to a second year student in an A/P (Aircraft and Powerplant) educational program (two year accredited aviation technical school.)

AOPA Air Safety Foundation Scholarships:

Available at: http://www.aopa.org/asf/scholarship

McAllister Memorial Scholarship: March 31

One award in the amount of $1,000 will be made to a promising young man or woman who, without assistance, would find it difficult to obtain a college education.

Donald Burnside Memorial Scholarship: March 31

The AOPA Air Safety Foundation/Donald Burnside Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually and administered jointly by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation and the University Aviation Association. One award in the amount of $1000 will be made to a promising young man or woman who, without assistance, would find it difficult to obtain a college education.

Koch Corporation Scholarship:

July 31 is the application deadline for this year's Koch Corporation Scholarship, presented annually to a deserving college student. The $1,500 award is sponsored by the Koch Corporation, a Kentucky-based company specializing in noise abatement. The award is administered jointly by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation and the University Aviation Association. Applicants for the scholarship must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing a nonengineering aviation degree. Other requirements include U.S. citizenship, a grade-point average of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale, and submission of a 500-word essay on an aviation topic. This year's assigned topic is, "What aspect of GA safety does not get adequate attention, and why?" For more, see the ASF Web site http://www.aopa.org/asf/scholarship.

University Aviation Association

Available at: http://uaa.aero

Eugene S. Kropf Scholarship:

Applicant must be enrolled in a plan to continue a college curriculum leading to a two-year or four-year degree in the field of aviation. At the time of enrollment the applicant must have been enrolled in a UAA member institution in an aviation-related program. The applicant must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The award is a $1,000 scholarship.

The Joseph Frasca Excellence in Aviation Scholarship:

Two $1,000 scholarships awarded at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) SAFECON (national flying championships) banquet each year. Evidence of excellence in activities, studies, events, organizations, etc., related to aviation; Must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; Federal Aviation Administration certification/qualifications in either Aviation Maintenance or Flight; Aviation organization memberships such as Alpha ETA Rho, NIFA Fling Team, Experimental Aircraft Association, Warbirds of America, etc.; Aviation activities, projects, events, etc., which will demonstrate an interest and an enthusiasm for aviation; and Must be a junior or senior currently enrolled in a UAA member institution.

Gary Kiteley Executive Director Scholarship:

UAA’s Executive Director of 24 years, Gary Kiteley, will award a $500 Scholarship. Must attend a UAA Member school.

Serving Others Scholarship:

Honoring the flight crew and passengers aboard American Airlines Flights 11 and 77 and United Airlines Flights 93 and 175 on September 11, 2001.

The Serving Others Scholarship will recognize the academic accomplishments of outstanding university students who are completing aviation-related degrees at a UAA member institution. Additionally, this scholarship is designed to recognize those students who demonstrate a commitment to serving and working with others through active, recognized service organizations or activities (within and/or outside of aviation). Through this recognition, UAA hopes to perpetuate the memory of those lost by supporting the careers, dreams and hopes of future aviation professionals.

Paul A. Whelan Aviation and Aerospace Scholarship:

Honoring Paul Whelan, this scholarship is aimed at supporting and encouraging men and women pursuing an education and future in aviation or space-related fields.

SimuFlite:

Citation Type Rating Scholarship

EAA Aviation Foundation:

Available at: http://www.eaa.org/education/scholarships/index.html

EAA Aviation Achievement Scholarship:

Presented by EAA to deserving students active in recreational aviation endeavors. Awarded $500 to two individuals to further their aviation education or training.

Herbert L. Cox Memorial Scholarship:

Presented by the EAA Aviation Foundation, Inc. from an endowment established in memory of Herbert L. Cox. Awarded to an individual accepted or attending a four-year accredited college or university in pursuit of a degree leading to an aviation profession. Recipient of this $500 scholarship must show need for financial support.

Hansen Scholarship:

A renewable scholarship for a student in good academic standing enrolled in an accredited college, university, or technical college pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering, or Aeronautical Engineering. Financial need is a consideration. One $1,000 scholarship.

Payzer Scholarship:

An individual accepted or enrolled in an accredited college, university or post-secondary school with an emphasis on technical education. Awarded $5,000 to a person who is seeking a major and declares an intention to pursue a professional career in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or biological sciences.

Clay Lacy Professional Pilot Scholarship:

Clay Lacy, through an agreement with EAA, has provided a unique opportunity for students to prepare for an aviation career with a quality education by funding the Clay Lacy Professional Pilot Scholarship. The CLAY LACY PROFESSIONAL PILOT SCHOLARSHIP will provide up to four highly qualified potential flight students with financial need the opportunity to:

Attend a professional pilot program at the University of North Dakota, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences to earn a college degree as a professional pilot and earn commercial, instrument, multi-engine and all fixed-wing flight instructor ratings. Participate in flight by living on the EAA Air Academy campus, supporting the many and varied EAA programs, activities and events.

The CLAY LACY PROFESSIONAL PILOT SCHOLARSHIP provides for a substantial portion of flight related fees to a potential total of $12,500 per year. Applicants must attend UND, meet FAA criteria for licensure and must have their private pilot's license to be eligible for the scholarship. Recipients should show need for financial support.

For information on the UND Odegard School of Aerospace Science and an application, please call 1.800.258.1525. Applicants must apply for this Scholarship through the UND Odegard School of Aerospace Science.

David Alan Quick Scholarship:

A renewable $1,000 scholarship awarded to a junior or senior in good standing, enrolled in an accredited college or university. The Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering.

H.P. "Bud" Milligan Aviation Scholarship:

A renewable scholarship presented to students enrolled in an accredited aviation program at a college, technical school, or aviation academy. Financial need is not a requirement. One $1000 scholarship

American Association of Airport Executives:

Available at: http://www.airportnet.org/depts/membership/acad_rel/scholarship.htm

A.A.E. Scholarship:

This program is offered exclusively to accredited airport executive (A.A.E.) members of AAAE, their spouses and/or children. Accredited members are sent information on the program annually in the early Spring and awards are made in July. Click here for 2004 Application.

AAAE Foundation Scholarship:

The AAAE Foundation will grant $1,000 each year to a number of students with a junior class standing or higher, who are enrolled in an aviation program and have a grade point average 3.0 or higher. Eligibility is unrelated to membership in AAAE.

The following selection criteria are used: academic records, financial need, participation in school and community activities, work experience and a personal statement. A recommendation from the school is also required. Only one student from each school is eligible to participate. Multiple recommendations from the same institution will be returned.

To obtain an application for this scholarship, please contact the scholarship or financial aid office at the college you attend. Scholarship information is usually mailed to universities and colleges in mid- February. If your college does not receive the information by March 1 of the year you are applying for, please have your scholarship/financial aid office request an application in writing to address given below.

Foundation Scholarship for Native Americans:

The AAAE Foundation will grant $1,000 each year to a number of Native American college or university students with a junior class standing or higher, who are enrolled in an aviation program and have a grade point average 3.0 or higher. Eligibility is unrelated to membership in AAAE.

The following selection criteria are used: race, academic records, financial need, participation in school and community activities, work experience and a personal statement. A recommendation from the school is also required. Only one Native American student from each school is eligible to participate. Multiple recommendations from the same institution will be returned.

To obtain an application for this scholarship, please contact the scholarship or financial aid office at the college you attend. Scholarship information is usually mailed to universities and colleges in mid- February. If your college does not receive the information by March 1 of the year you are applying for, please have your scholarship/financial aid office request an application by writing to:

Scholarship Coordinator
AAAE Foundation Scholarship Program
601 Madison Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314

All applications must be postmarked no later than May 31 of the year you are applying for to be eligible for the scholarship that year.

National Air Transportation Foundation Scholarships:

Available at: http://nata.aero/about.scholarships.html

Pioneers of Flight Scholarship: Last Friday in December

Annually given to deserving college students enrolled in aviation programs to be used to pursue their academic goals. Pioneers of Flight scholarships are $1,000 for one year of full-time study. Two awards will be granted each year to students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in General Aviation. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial: Last Friday in November

The annual Dan L. Meisinger, Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship amount is $2,500 and is to be used for the express purpose of initial or primary flight training.

The John E Godwin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Last Friday in November

The annual John E. Godwin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is $2,500 and is to be used for the express purpose of flight training for any pilot certificate and/or flight rating issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

National Business Aviation Association, Inc: November 1

Available at: http://www.nbaa.org

NBAA offers nine scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. All awards will be made to U.S. citizens without regard to sex, race, religion, or national origin.The scholarships currently available are listed below in order by deadline. The scholarship information is updated as deadlines pass, and as new scholarships become available, so please check this page regularly for new information.

Flight Attendant/Flight Technician Scholarship
Avfuel Michigan Business Aviation Scholarship
Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship
NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship
USAIG PDP Scholarship
William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship
UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship

Zonta International

Available at: http://www.zonta.org/site/PageServer?pagename=zi_scholarships_fellowships_awards

Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program: November 15 

The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards are granted annually to women pursuing graduate degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. The scholarship award of $6,000 may be used at any university or college offering accredited graduate courses and degrees in aerospace studies.

Women in Aviation, International:

Available at: http://www.wai.org/education/scholarships.cfm

Women in Aviation, International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.

Dispatcher ScholarshipsAirline Dispatcher’s Federation Scholarships:

The Airline Dispatcher’s Federation will award up to six dispatcher training awards, donated by ADF Scholastic Partners, which can lead to an FAA Certified Aircraft Dispatcher License. Applicants must be 21 years of age to begin a training course and, upon successful completion of the training, may be hired as a Dispatcher’s Assistant until legally able to exercise Joint Operational Control (as per Federal Aviation Regulations) as an aircraft dispatcher with any U.S. FAR 121Domestic/Flag Carrier at age 23. Previous aviation experience may be applied, but is not required. (Scholarship values vary; total value: $20,500) for U.S. employment. (Scholarship value: $2,500: total value $3,200)

Engineering Scholarships

Delta Air Lines Engineering Scholarships

Delta Air Lines will award a $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in a Baccalaureate degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 14th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee). Applicants must be full-time students at the junior or senior level with a minimum of two semesters left in school, (as of March 2003) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

In addition to all WAI requirements, applicants must write a detailed essay (500-1,000 words), double-spaced and type written, which addresses the following topics:

  1. What inspired you to pursue a career in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering?
  2. What is/or has been your greatest challenge, and how has it enriched your and/or someone else’s life?
  3. What is your strongest characteristic, and how has it made a contribution in your community?
  4. What experiences have shaped you for pursuing a successful career in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering?
  5. Why are you the most qualified candidate for the Delta Air Lines Engineering Scholarship?

(Scholarship Value: $5,000: estimated total value: $6,000)

Rockwell Collins Engineering/Technical Scholarship:

One scholarship will be awarded to a full-time college or university student pursuing an engineering or technical degree (A&P, maintenance management, or manufacturing management) in an aviation-related career field. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). In addition to the scholarship, the recipient will receive funding to offset a trip to the 14th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or non-citizens eligible for U.S. employment. (Scholarship value: $2,500: total value$3,200)

Engineering Internships

The Boeing Company Summer Intern Program:

The Boeing Company will award 2003 summer internships to students who are currently enrolled in Engineering, Computer Science, or Math curriculums (including Software, Aerospace, Civil, Propulsions, Flight Test, Design, Mechanical, Structures,
Manufacturing, Quality, Systems, Simulation, Hardware, Integration, and Human Factors). Applicants should be enrolled in a four-year college in pursuit of a B.S. (or higher) degree, have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher, and are interested in aviation. (Approximate internship value: $5,000)

General Scholarships

Airbus Leadership Grant:

This scholarship will be awarded to a college sophomore or higher level student who is pursuing a degree in an aviationrelated field, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and who has exhibited leadership potential. All applicants should submit one 500-word essay that addresses their career aspirations and explains how they have exhibited leadership skills. (Scholarship value: $1,000)

The Amelia Earhart Society (AES)–EAST Career Enhancement Scholarship:

The Boeing AES–East will award a scholarship to a woman who is active in aerospace and is seeking financial support to enhance her aerospace career. Applicants may be full-time or part-time employees in the aerospace industry who have demonstrated commitment as community supporters and/or caregivers. All applicants should submit a 500-word essay that addresses their career aspirations and goals. In addition, they should explain how they have exhibited personal growth through community service and outreach. (Scholarship value:$1,000)

AOPA Flight Training Magazine Scholarships:

AOPA Flight Training magazine is offering scholarships for two students to attend the 14th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. In return for paying travel expenses, the students will assist in the AOPA Flight Training exhibit booth. The scholarships are available to fulltime students pursuing an aviation career. The recipients must be able to travel to Cincinnati and attend the entire Conference, March 20-22. Scholarship includes airfare, hotel (double occupancy) and meals during the Conference. Conference registration will be donated by Women in Aviation, International.

Send a one-page letter describing yourself and why you want to attend the conference. In addition, you are required to write a one-page, double-spaced, typewritten essay on either “Marketing General Aviation to the General Public” or “How to Attract More Women to Flying.” (Scholarship value: $1,000: Total value $2,300)

The Boeing Company Career Enhancement Scholarship:

The Boeing Company will award a scholarship to a woman who wishes to advance her career in aerospace technology or a related management field. Applicants may be full-time or parttime employees currently in the aerospace industry or related field. Also eligible are students pursuing aviation-related degrees that are at the junior level with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). (Scholarship value $2500: total value $5,000)

The Cincinnati Heart of It All Chapter Women in Aviation, International -Elisha Hall Memorial Scholarship:

Elisha Hall (Mrs. Mark Bizzaro) (WAI #2335), was a dedicated and passionate aviation professional. The Cincinnati Heart of It All Chapter of Women in Aviation, International is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a woman embodying the qualities that Elisha so splendidly exemplified. This scholarship is offered to a woman who is seeking to further her aviation career in one or more of the following areas:

  • Flight Training (any phase)
  • Aircraft Scheduling or Dispatch
  • Aviation Management
  • Aviation Maintenance or Avionics

The chapter would like to be able to give this scholarship to someone in our local area, but will consider all applications. The winner of this scholarship does not have to be a Chapter member, but will be expected to participate after selection. There is also limited financial assistance to the winner so that she can attend the conference. (Scholarship value: $1,000)

Cornelia Fort Memorial Scholarship:

The Cornelia Fort Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a currently instructing CFI who could not attend the WAI Conference without financial assistance. It is given in memory of Cornelia Fort, a flight instructor who was flying with a student during the attack on Pearl Harbor and who became the second member of the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Service. Applicants should address their current financial need in the application essay, and be available to attend the entire 14th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 20-22, 2003. Recipients will receive travel and lodging expenses to attend the Conference. (Scholarship value: $750)

Pro Pubs Corporate Aviation Scholarship:

Pro Pubs, Professional Publications Services, Inc., a corporation that integrates accounting and database computer systems into professional organizations, is offering a scholarship to a female, from high school graduate through graduating college senior, who is determined to pursue a career in any of the following areas of corporate or business aviation: piloting, dispatching, corporate aviation department management, or FBO management. This scholarship may also be awarded to a woman attending college, who is working toward a degree and pursuing a career in corporate aviation. (Scholarship value: $1,000)

Women in Aviation, International Achievement Awards:

One scholarship will be awarded to a full-time college or university student pursuing any type of aviation or aviation related career. A second scholarship will be awarded to an individual, not required to be a student, pursuing any type of aviation career. (Scholarship value: $500: total value $1,000)

Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship:

This scholarship will be presented to two women who are interested in continued pursuit of a career in any job classification in corporate or business aviation. The applicants should be actively working toward their goal and show financial need. The award can be used toward the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Professional Development Program (PDP) courses, flight training, dispatcher training, or upgrades in aviation education, but cannot include general business course work. (Scholarship value: $1,000: total value $2,000)

Flight Scholarships

Airbus A320 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships:

The requirements for these scholarships include a bachelor's degree, commercial pilot certificate, instrument rating, certified flight instructor certificate and multi-engine rating. Preference will be given to those candidates who are graduates of Spectrum-type programs, featuring technical flight management systems and glass cockpit training. (Scholarship value: $30,000: total value $60,000)

Bombardier Aerospace CL-604 Pilot Training:

Bombardier Aerospace is offering a scholarship to provide training on the CL-604 Challenger. The selected candidate must be a holder of a commercial pilot certificate with a multiengine land endorsement. Upon successful completion of the course, the recipient will be able to conduct a 100 percent check ride. The course lasts between three and four weeks, depending on the experience and qualifications of the scholarship recipient. (Scholarship value $25,000)

Bombardier Aerospace Lear 31 Pilot Training:

Bombardier Aerospace is offering a scholarship to provide flight training on the Lear 31. The selected candidate must be a holder of a commercial pilot certificate with a multi-engine land endorsement. Upon successful completion of the course, the recipient will be able to conduct a 100 percent check ride. The course lasts between three and four weeks, depending on the experience and qualifications of the scholarship recipient. (Scholarship value $25,000)

Bombardier Aerospace Regional Jet CRJ (200 Series) Pilot Training:

Bombardier Aerospace is offering a scholarship to provide training on the RJ200. The selected candidate must be a holder of a commercial pilot certificate with a multi-engine land endorsement. Upon successful completion of the course, the recipient will be able to conduct a 100 percent check ride. The course lasts four weeks and will be conducted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Scholarship value: $25,000)

CAE SimuFlite- Citation Corporate Aircraft Training Scholarship:

CAE SimuFlite will award a corporate aircraft training scholarship to a qualified recipient. It will include Citation initial training that will culminate in a type rating upon successful completion of the course. The recipient is responsible for all travel and housing-related costs for the 13-day course. (Scholarship value: to be determined)

Cessna Aircraft Company Private Pilot Scholarship:

Cessna Aircraft Company is offering a scholarship for flight training for a private pilot certificate. The applicant must be able to pass a flight physical, have no prior logged flight training and must complete the course in a 12-month period. The course training should take place at a Cessna Pilot Center if one is available. If there is no Cessna Pilot Center within 75 miles of the applicant’s home, then training can be completed at a different flight school. The all-new Cessna interactive computerbased instruction kit (a $200 value) will be provided along with a series of credits that will be paid directly to the flight school. This will include $500 after medical certificate is received; up to $1,000 upon completion of the first solo flight; up to $1,500 after completion of the first cross-country flight; and the balance, up to $1,800, when the FAA written exam is passed and the private pilot certificate is received. (Scholarship value: $5,000)

C.L. Flight or Maintenance Scholarship:

Christina Liegl, currently a Boeing Engineer and a reserve copilot on the C-9 at Scott Air Force Base, wants to give back to WAI. She will award a scholarship to a full-time student who is at least a college junior with the following criteria:

  • currently holding or working on a commercial or multi-engine license and/ or holding or working on an A&P license
  • majoring in an aviation field
  • has a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • demonstrates additional interests either to the school or community.

(Scholarship value–$500)

The Keep Flying Scholarship:

Both sponsors, Deborah Hecker and Evelyne Tinkl, were recipients of WAI type rating scholarships, and benefited immensely from the assistance. They now want to give back to the aviation community. These women see a need for an intermediate
level scholarship to assist individuals making strides in aviation flight.

Scholarship(s) totaling a maximum of $4,000 will be awarded to one (or more) individual(s) working on an instrument or multi-engine rating, commercial or initial CFI certificate. Payments will be made directly to the recipient’s accredited institution or flight school. Flight training must be completed within one year. Finalists will be notified and interviewed at the 14th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference . Minimum requirements for application include: a private pilot certificate, 100 hours of flight time, a score of 70% or better on the applicable written test (please provide a copy of the score sheet with the application). In your essay, tell how you would use the scholarship funds and include other information you feel is relevant. One letter of recommendation must be from someone who has flown with you. (Scholarship value: up to $4,000)

Women Military Aviators, Inc. (WMA) Memorial Scholarship:

Women Military Aviators, Inc. is offering an annual $2,500 scholarship for tuition or flight training for an FAA private pilot rating or advanced rating at an accredited institution or school. The 2003 Award will be given in honor of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, and in memory of the 38 WASPs who perished in the line of duty flying military aircraft during WWII. Applicants must be academic students or flight students.

Selection criteria include the applicant’s ambition to help advance women in aviation, the applicant’s past performance demonstrating commitment and determination toward achieving goals, and financial need. Applicants must be able to complete training within one year of the award. The scholarship recipient will be invited to the biennial Women Military Aviators convention. The WMA Treasurer will make payment to an account established in the recipient’s name at the institution or school of the recipient’s choice. Applicants must meet all WAI scholarship requirements and submit a WAI application as specified on the form. (Scholarship value: $2,500)

Maintenance Scholarships

Aircraft Electronics Association Aviation Maintenance Scholarship:

The Aircraft Electronics Association is offering a scholarship for a female student seeking a degree in the aviation maintenance field at an accredited college or technical school offering such a degree (preference will be given to an avionics major). A minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) is required. (Scholarship value: $1,000)

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) Maintenance Technician of the Year Award:

Aircraft Technical Publishers awards an annual Maintenance Technician of the Year Award to an individual for outstanding contributions to the maintenance field. The recipient receives a plaque and $1,000.

American Trans Air (ATA) Maintenance Training:

American Trans Air will award four maintenance scholarships to individuals pursuing a career in aviation maintenance. Winners will have the option to attend any one of the maintenance courses offered by American Trans Air, such as Confined Space, Fluid Lines and Fittings, Digital Multi-meter, Systematic Troubleshooting, 757 Flight Controls, Maintenance Human Factors, Maintaining Aircraft Wiring Systems, Basic Aircraft Communication Systems, and Passenger Entertainment, and other 737 and 757 systems classes. Applicant is responsible for all housing and travel costs. (Scholarship value: $400–$1,000: total value $1,600–$4,000)

Bombardier Aerospace CL604 Maintenance Training:

Bombardier is offering a Challenger CL604 Initial Maintenance Course to an individual. The four-week course requires students to have previous aircraft maintenance experience and other jet maintenance experience is recommended. It is designed to provide an introduction to the Challenger aircraft and its systems. The student will gain a thorough understanding of the operational features and maintenance requirements of the aircraft. The applicant is responsible for all housing and travel costs.(Scholarship value: $9,200)

Bombardier Aerospace Lear 31 Maintenance Training:

Bombardier is offering a Lear 31 Initial Maintenance Course to an individual. The two-week course requires students to have previous aircraft technician experience, and other jet maintenance experience is recommended. It is designed to provide an introduction to the Lear 31 aircraft and its systems. The student will gain a thorough understanding of the operational features and maintenance requirements of the aircraft. The applicant is responsible for all housing and travel costs. (Scholarship value: $6,500)

Bombardier Aerospace Regional Jet CRJ (200 Series) Maintenance Training:

Bombardier is offering an RJ200 Initial Maintenance Course scholarship to an individual. The five-week course requires students to have previous aircraft experience; other experience repairing jets is recommended. It is designed to provide an introduction to the Canadair Regional Jet aircraft and its systems. The student will gain a thorough understanding of the operational features and maintenance requirements of the aircraft. The applicant is responsible for all housing and travel costs. (Scholarship value: $11,700)

CAE SimuFlite Maintenance Scholarship:

CAE SimuFlite will award a Citation maintenance initial training scholarship to a qualified recipient. The scholarship is designed for technicians who have minimal experience working on the aircraft type. The recipient is responsible for all housing and travel costs. It is a 10-day course including 60 hours of instruction. (Scholarship value: to be determined)

Delta Air Lines Aircraft Maintenance Technology Scholarship:

Delta Air Lines will award a $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in an Aviation Maintenance Technician Program (A&P) or a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 14th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee). Applicants must be fulltime students, with a minimum of two semesters left in school (as of March 2003), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

In addition to all WAI requirements, applicants must write a detailed essay (500-1,000 words), double-spaced and type written, which address the following topics:

  1. What inspired you to pursue a career in Aviation Maintenance Technology?
  2. What is/or has been your greatest challenge, and how has it enriched your and/or someone else’s life?
  3. What is your strongest characteristic, and how has it made a contribution in your community?
  4. What experiences have shaped you for pursuing a successful career in Aviation Maintenance Technology?
  5. Why are you the most qualified candidate for the Delta Air Lines Maintenance Scholarship?

(Scholarship value: $5,000; estimated total value: $6,000.)

Northwest Airlines Maintenance Training Scholarships (A&P):

Northwest Airlines is offering two scholarships for maintenance training. The training provided will be 40 hours. Sample course topics that the successful candidates may choose from are Basic Systems, Engine, Metal Structures, Principles of Troubling Shooting, or Composite. Training locations are Minneapolis, Detroit, Duluth, and Atlanta depending on the course selected.

In additional to all of the WAI general requirements you must:

  1. Include a copy of your maintenance school records or a description of your maintenance experience, if you have not had formal training
  2. Be currently working in the maintenance field or have completed half of a certified Part 147 maintenance training program (or equivalent experience) with at least a 3.0 GPA
  3. Be involved in your community and have a robust interest and enthusiasm for aviation maintenance
  4. Include a 500-word outline. The content should address the following topics in outline form:
  • Explain how you first became interested in aviation maintenance
  • What steps you have taken to pursue your career in aviation maintenance
  • What you are currently doing in terms of work, education, community involvement and societies you belong to
  • State your short and long term goals
  • State why you should be selected for the Northwest Airlines Maintenance Scholarship

(Scholarship value $3550, total value $7100)

Northwest Airlines Maintenance Training Scholarships (Avionics):

Northwest Airlines is offering two scholarships for maintenance training specifically in the avionics field. The hours of training provided will be 40 hours. Sample course topics that can be selected are Wire Connector, Principles of Troubleshooting, Basic Avionics (a/c specific.). Training locations are Minneapolis, Detroit, and Atlanta depending on the course selected.

In additional to all of the WAI general requirements you must:

A. Include a copy of your maintenance school records or a description of your maintenance experience, if you have not had formal training

B. Be currently working in the electronics field or have completed half of an Aviation Electronics College Program

C. Be involved in your community and have a robust interest and enthusiasm for aviation maintenance

D. Include a 500-word outline. The content should address the following topics in outline form:

1. Explain how you first became interested in aviation maintenance
2. What steps you have taken to pursue your career in aviation maintenance
3. What you are currently doing in terms of work, education, community involvement and societies you belong to
4. State your short and long term goals
5. State why you should be selected for the Northwest Airlines Maintenance Scholarship

(Scholarship value $3550, total value $7100)

Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Scholarships:

Pratt & Whitney will award six maintenance scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in aviation maintenance. Winners will have the option to attend any one of the maintenance courses offered by Pratt & Whitney, such as System Familiarization, Line & Base Maintenance, and Borescope Inspection Procedures on JT8D, JT9D, PW2000 and PW4000 engines. (Scholarship value: $400-$6,000: total value $2,400-$36,000)

Management Scholarships

GAT Wings to the Future Management Scholarship:

GAT Airline Ground Support, a maintenance, cargo management and ground support services provider, will award a scholarship to a female student in an aviation management or aviation business program at an accredited college or university.
The scholarship will be applied to the tuition of the recipient and cannot be used for flight fees. Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). The recipient will also receive travel and lodging expenses to attend the 14th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 20-22. (Scholarship value: $2,500)

Women in Aviation Management Scholarship:

The scholarship will be awarded to a woman in an aviation management field who has exemplified the traits of leadership, community spirit and volunteerism. The scholarship can be used to attend a leadership-related course or seminar to raise the individual’s level of management. (Scholarship value: $750)

Delta Air Lines Aviation Maintenance Management/ Aviation Business Management Scholarship:

Delta Air Lines will award a $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in Aviation Maintenance Management or Aviation Business Management. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 14th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference fee). Applicants must be fulltime students, with a minimum of two semesters left in school (as of March 2003), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

In addition to all WAI requirements, applicants must write a detailed essay (500-1,000 words), double-spaced, type written, which address the following topics:

1. What inspired you to pursue a career in Aviation Maintenance Management/Aviation Business Management?

2. What is/or has been your greatest challenge, and how has it enriched your and/or someone else’s life?

3. What is your strongest characteristic, and how has it made a contribution in your community?

4. What experiences have shaped you for pursuing a successful career in Aviation Maintenance Management/Aviation Business Management?

5. Why are you the most qualified candidate for the Delta Air Lines Maintenance Management/Aviation Business Management Scholarship?

(Scholarship value:$5,000: estimated total value:$6,000)

Aerospace States Association: December 1

Available at: http://www.aerostates.org/html/projects/scholarship.html

A $1,000 ASA scholarship, to be competed for, and awarded annually to, a student pursuing an aerospace related education.

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Scholarships:

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) is offering its scholarship applications for the 2003/2004 school years. This year the foundation has 25 awards totaling over $90,000, including the new Sporty's/Cincinnati Avionics Scholarship for $2,000. The new award is for students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics program. Complete scholarship application packages can be found on line at www.aea.net/educationalfoundation. The deadline for returning the applications is February 17, 2003. Scholarships will be awarded during opening ceremonies at the 2003 AEA Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. For more information contact AEA at (816) 373-6565 or visit http://www.aea.net.

Whirly-Girls Helicopter Flight Training Scholarship:

Funded by the Whirly-Girls Men's & Ladies' Auxiliary. The 2003 Award will be $4,500, designed to assist a certificated woman pilot in earning her add-on helicopter rating. Applications are evaluated for evidence of financial need and intent to work in the helicopter industry. http://www.whirlygirls.org

International Whirly-Girls Flight Training Scholarship:

Funded by the The Whirly-Girls, Inc, this scholarship will provide $4,500 to a female pilot (fixed wing, glider, or balloon pilot) who is a citizen of any country other than the United States of America toward a Helicopter rating or a foreign Whirly-Girl in good standing who desires to upgrade her present ratings. http://www.whirlygirls.org

Bell Helicopter Scholarship:

Bell Helicopter Textron, will give a Whirly-Girl in good standing the opportunity to attend Bell 206 Turbine Transition course at the Bell Customer Training Academy in Fort Worth, Texas. The award includes ground and some flight training. http://www.whirlygirls.org

Untitled Document