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2016 Scholarships

Scholarships for 2016 are now available. As more scholarship listings are received, they will be added to the web site, so check for updates. Check back often as new scholarships are added regularly. New scholarships are marked with a Just Added tag.

Also, be sure to read Secrets to Success and gain 10 tips for a winning application!

Scholarship Offered for 2016
Scholarship Application Guidelines (very important)
Frequently Asked Questions About WAI Scholarships
Scholarship Application (pdf)
Become a member of Women in Aviation
Secrets to Success (pdf)

It'll be music to your ears when your name is announced as a 2016 WAI scholarship winner in Nashville, Tennessee, March 10-12, 2016! Our generous donors and sponsors have offered up more than 111 incredible scholarships totaling more than $600,000 so far for 2016.

Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation, International. In the past 26 years WAI has disbursed millions of dollars to its members to help them get ahead and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. There is an award for nearly everyone here, from the college student to the woman or man returning to the workforce, from managers and dispatchers to pilots, engineers, technicians and mechanics.

We could not bring these scholarships to you without the assistance of our generous sponsors and corporate members, so please remember as you fill out your applications that they are the reasons why we can offer these incredible opportunities. To apply, you must be a member of Women in Aviation International prior to November 2, 2015, and that membership must remain current through March 2016. You can join online at wai.org/membership/join.cfm. Current members: you can verify your membership status at any time by logging into the members only section of www.wai.org, or calling 937-839-4647.

You can download the official scholarship application form though, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or later to view it. You can also e-mail us at to have an application sent to you.

All scholarships, unless otherwise noted, will be awarded during the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 10-12, 2016. Applications must be signed and postmarked by November 16, 2015.

Please Note:
The applicant understands and accepts that WAI has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any scholarship awards other than those specifically identified as WAI scholarships.

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