Aviation for Women

JUL-AUG 2018

Aviation for Women is the flagship member publication of Women in Aviation International. Articles feature women who have made aviation history, professional development ideas, and current-topic articles.

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24 Aviation forWomen J U L Y / A U G U S T 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. A e r o s p a c e E n g i n e e r i n g S c h o l a r s h i p s American Airlines Engineering Scholarship American Airlines will award one $5,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in aeronauƟcal, elec- trical, or mechanical engineering with a passion to work in the airline/aviaƟon industry. Candidates will be evaluated on academic standing, personal accom- plishments, teamwork, leadership skills, community service involvement, and future career aspiraƟons. Requirements: Meet all WAI scholarship require- ments and guidelines, must have received high school diploma, GPA 3.0 or higher, enrolled in accredited U.S. engineering program through a college or university, U.S. citizen or permanent resident. To complement the scholarship, American will host the winner with aƩendance to the 30th Annual InternaƟonal Women in AviaƟon Conference in Long Beach, California (in- cluding air travel, hotel, and conference registraƟon). American Airlines' technical operations divisions are vital to the company's commitment to provide safe, dependable, and friendly air transportation to their customers. As such, American seeks to attract top engineering talent who shares passion and inter- est in the aviaƟon industry. (Scholarship value $5,000, estimated total value $7,000) N ow's your chance to take your aviation career to the next step, or begin a new adventure! This year apply for Women in Aviation Inter- national scholarships and spur your personal learn- ing experience. WAI members can apply for up to three scholarships, and internships are not included in this total. Our generous donors and sponsors have created 108 unique scholarships totaling $564,660, so far for 2019. Visit www.WAI.org/education/scholarships often for updated scholarship listings and to apply online. All applications must be submitted by November 12, 2018. To apply, you must be a member of Women in Avi- ation International prior to November 1, 2018, and membership must stay active through March 2019. You can verify your membership status or join WAI any time by looking into the members section of www. WAI.org or by calling 937-839-4647. Most scholarships may be applied for online unless otherwise noted. The WA I2019 scholarships are awarded at the 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Con- ference, Long Beach Convention Center, California, March 14-19, 2019. WAI 2019 S C H O L A R S H I P S Bonita Jean Olson Memorial Scholarship Bonnie started her career as an educator, mov- ing on to the aviaƟon and aerospace industry, and spending almost 30 years working in commercial aviaƟon and space programs. Upon reƟrement her passion for aviaƟon blossomed while volunteering at The Museum of Flight, where she loved to dress as a WASP and share their stories. Bonnie always wanted to extend the opportuni- Ɵes for women in aviaƟon, and we, her family, are proud to fund a scholarship in her name. In addiƟon to all WAI requirements, the applicant shall be pursuing higher education toward a STEM career with plans to enter a career in aviation or aerospace. The applicant must be enrolled (or com- mitted to attending) an accredited institution (in- cludes two- and four-year colleges, technical insti- tutes, and cerƟficate programs) and have experience volunteering in STEM or aviaƟon-related events and/ or WAI acƟviƟes in the previous year. In your WAI ap- plicaƟon essay, include detailed explanaƟons of ca- reer plans, goals, and volunteer experiences. The scholarship must be expensed within one year of receipt and will be paid directly to an accred- ited program/insƟtuƟon. Funds may be applied to tuiƟon, books, or laboratory fees. STEM careers in- clude science, technology, engineering, mathemat- ics, business, air traf fic controller, avionics tech- nician, dispatch cer tification, aircraf t mechanic, meteorologist, or educator for the subject maƩers. Funds may not be used for housing, transportaƟon, flight training, meals, or incidental expenses. Preference will be given to local candidates within the SeaƩle/Washington state area, but all applicants will be considered based upon character, need, com- munity involvement, and accomplishments. (Scholarship value $3,000) Delta Air Lines Engineering Scholarship Delta Air Lines will award a $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree in aerospace/aeronauƟcal, electrical, or mechanical engineering. In addiƟon to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the 30th Annual In- ternaƟonal Women in AviaƟon Conference (includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodaƟons, and con- ference fee). Applicants must be full-Ɵme students at the junior or senior level with a minimum of two semesters (as of February 2019), with a cumulaƟve GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or beƩer. Applicants must be U.S. ciƟzens or eligible nonciƟzens. In addition to all WAI requirements you must in- clude a detailed essay (500-1,000 words), typed and double-spaced, that addresses the following topics: 1. Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in Apply for Three Scholarships! Applicants can now apply for up to three scholarships with internships not included in the total.

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