Aviation for Women

SEP-OCT 2018

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16 AviationforWomen S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 MARCH 14-16 2019 Long Beach WAI 2019 Visit www.WAI.org for updated scholarship lisƟngs and to apply online. All applicaƟons must be signed and submiƩed by November 12, 2018. F l i g h t S c h o l a r s h i p Russ Cotney and Lauren Cotney Professional Airline Pilot Career Scholarship This scholarship is established in honor of retired Maj. Gen. William Russell Cotney in recognition of his 40 years of meritorious service to his country in the U.S. Air Force and Air NaƟonal Guard and in honor of his daughter, Lauren Cotney, who followed in her father's footsteps, and distinguished herself as a pilot for Delta Air Lines and as a member of the Air NaƟonal Guard. Successful applicants must be women pursuing a professional airline pilot career as a junior, senior, or graduate-level student enrolled in an accredited col- lege or university aviaƟon, engineering, or aeronau- tical science program. Preference will be given to veterans, current service members, or daughters of veterans or current service members (proof required). Applicants must submit academic transcripts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); two letters of recommendation from facul- ty members, flight instructors, or pilots who have flown with applicant; and an essay describing goals, achievements, honors, community involvement, and leadership skills. Details of how the scholarship is to be used should also be included. Funds may be applied to tuition, books, fees, flight ratings, and/or certificates and will be dis- bursed directly to the insƟtuƟon. (Scholarship value $2,500) V isit www.WAI.org /scholarships for updat- ed scholarship listings, tips on submitting a winning scholarship application, and detailed instructions on the application process. To apply, you must be a member of Women in Aviation Interna- tional prior to November 1, 2018, and membership must stay active through March 2019. You can verify your membership status or join WAI by logging into the members-only section of www.WAI.org, or call- ing 937-839-4647. Most scholarships may be applied for online through the WAI website, unless mailed applica- tions are required. All applications must be submit- ted by November 12, 2018. Members are encouraged to visit the website often and check for added schol- arships. In 2019, WAI will award more than a hun- dred different scholarships totaling over $600,000. Apply for three scholarships! Applicants can ap- ply for up to three scholarships with internships not included in the total. WAI 2019 S C H O L A R S H I P S added since the July/August issue of AFW D r o n e S c h o l a r s h i p s The Wings for Val Foundation Drone Training & Photography Scholarship The Wings for Val FoundaƟon has partnered with the woman-owned DARTdrones UAV Training School to provide one drone training schol- arship for a female looking to get started in the drone industry. The scholarship includes the DARTdrones Drone Entrepreneur Training Package, which consists of a full day in-person Part 107 Test Prep training; a full day hands-on flight training with a professional manned and unmanned pilot; six-month access to online Part 107 Test Prep course and 14 new safe- ty micro courses, and access to a DARTdrones Night Operations course. The scholarship also includes a drone with 4K camera upon FAA cerƟficaƟon as well as photography mentoring and service opportuniƟes with Images for Good and other mentors. The applicant must be a female and over the age of 16, live in the greater BalƟmore-Washington area, and able to begin the program within three months of scholarship award date. The recipient must be inter- ested in drone photography and demonstrate a com- mitment to serving her community and/or mentoring the next generation. In addition to the WAI scholar- ship application requirements, candidates must ad- dress the following quesƟons in an essay: 1) What interests you about drones and drone photography? 2) Do you have a parƟcular fallen service member(s) you would like to honor who inspires you? Please describe. 3) What kind of community service have you been involved in and how would you use this scholarship to serve your community even more? (Scholarship value $5,000) WAI FAA Drone Certification Scholarship Since Augus t 29, 2016, mos t pi - lots operating a small UAS for non- recreational purposes must either hold a FA A Par t 107 remote pilot cer tificate with a Small UA S Rat- ing or be under the direct supervision of a person who does hold a remote pilot certificate (the re- mote pilot in command). To qualify for a remote pilot cerƟficate, you must: 1) Pass an iniƟal aeronauƟcal knowledge test at an FAA-approved Knowledge TesƟng Center or hold an FAA Part 61 pilot cerƟficate (other than student pilot); 2) have a successful flight review endorsed within the previous 24 months; and Apply for Three Scholarships! Applicants can now apply for up to three scholarships with internships not included in the total. NEW for 2019 NEW for 2019 NEW for 2019

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