With new scholarships being posted weekly, the 2022 Women in Aviation International (WAI) scholarship program officially opened July 1, and members can review dozens of scholarships. Currently, there are 98 scholarships totaling $479,505 offered for flight training, engineering, maintenance, dispatcher, drones, and professional development for individuals in all stages of life. Additional scholarships and internships will be added in the coming weeks and months, with over 100 scholarships expected to be posted by the Fall. Applicants are encouraged to check for new scholarships often and may apply for up to three scholarships per year.
“One of the major benefits of being a WAI member is the opportunity to apply for scholarships that can assist people of all stages of their careers with financial support,” says WAI CEO Allison McKay. “We appreciate the generosity of our numerous scholarship sponsors, and welcome any individual, company, or organization to find out more about our program that changes lives for hundreds WAI members every year.”
In 2021, WAI awarded 149 scholarships valued at $731,805. This total includes 47 scholarships awarded through a $250,000 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant. The total amount of scholarships awarded by WAI since 1995 is now more than $14.5 million.
The 2022 scholarships will be awarded during the 33rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from March 17-19, 2022. In order to qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a WAI member as of October 1, 2021. The deadline for 2022 scholarships is October 12, 2021. Details of each scholarship, application requirements, FAQs, plus tips for submitting a winning application can be found at wai.org/scholarships.