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WAI opens 2024 scholarship window

Add up your flight hours and get your essay skills in order: Women in Aviation International announced August 14 that its 2024 scholarship program is open. More than $1 million is available for flight training, as well as training for engineering, dispatch, drones, and professional development.

Photo by Chris Rose.

The new cycle of more than 105 offerings includes new scholarships. These include $10,000 available to a student pursuing a degree in aeronautical, electrical, or mechanical engineering or space studies with a passion to work in the space industry and $5,000 for a student currently enrolled in an aviation maintenance technician program or pursuing a degree in aviation maintenance technology. Both are sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The Hilton Foundation is also sponsoring two $5,000 scholarships for an instrument rating, two $6,000 scholarships for multiengine training, and two $5,000 scholarships for private pilot training. Additionally, Boeing Co. is offering five professional flight training scholarships valued at $20,000 each.

To be eligible to apply, you must be a WAI member by October 1 and active through March 24. Its name notwithstanding, WAI membership is open to women and men from all segments of the aviation industry.

The deadline for applications is October 12. Applications for most scholarships can be submitted online; however, some scholarships require mailed applications.

A scholarship application link is posted on the WAI website, and descriptions of each scholarship are also available online.

Jill W. Tallman

Jill W. Tallman

AOPA Technical Editor
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who is part-owner of a Cessna 182Q.
Topics: Women in Aviation International, Scholarship

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