Aviation for Women

JUL-AUG 2018

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J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 Aviation forWomen 33 Republic Airways "Nothing but Blue Skies" Aviator Scholarship Republic Airways Holdings will award a $5,000 schol- arship to a female commercial pilot pursuing a profes- sional pilot career. Candidates will be evaluated on aca- demic standing, personal accomplishments, teamwork, leadership skills, and airmanship. Scholarship recipient will also be guaranteed a first officer interview upon aƩainment of the company's hiring requirements. Applicants must meet all WAI scholarship require- ments and guidelines, and must be a commercial- rated pilot. In addiƟon to the qualiƟes and informa- Ɵon listed, essays must also include why Republic Air- ways is the applicant's employer of choice. Applicants must be U.S. ciƟzens or permanent residents of the U.S. (Scholarship value $5,000) Sporty's Foundation Flight Training Scholarship for Small-Aircraft Maintenance Technician Sporty's FoundaƟon is offering one recreaƟonal or sport pilot flight training scholarship to a small air- craŌ maintenance technician. The award money is not intended for use in achieving any other certif- icate, rating, or endorsement. Award money is to be used for flight training costs only. Award recipi- ent must plan to pursue a recreaƟonal or sport pilot cerƟficate within six months of receiving the schol- arship. Award money will be sent to recipient's em- ployer or flight school for disbursement and will require two endorsements for deposit. Award re- cipient will also receive a copy of Sporty's Complete Learn to Fly Flight Training Course. (Scholarship value $5,000) United Airlines Flight Operations Pilot Scholarship (3) United Airlines is proud to partner with Women in AviaƟon InternaƟonal supporƟng female aviators. As an industry leader passionate about diversi- ty and inclusion, United Airlines' mission is to cre- ate an inclusive work environment characterized by dignity and respect that empowers every employ- ee to serve the global marketplace and contribute to company success. United Airlines would like to make a difference in the life of three aspiring female airline pilots who are pursuing their dream in the world of aviaƟon. Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to women that currently meet the follow- ing criteria. Applicants must be a current full-Ɵme junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in an ac- credited collegiate aviaƟon or aeronauƟcal science program at application deadline and hold an FA A instrument raƟng. Preferred applicants will have a commercial cerƟficate and mulƟengine raƟng. Ap- plicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 cumu- laƟve GPA (on a 4.0 scale). These scholarships are intended for women seek- ing advancement in professional aviaƟon develop- ment toward a career as a professional airline pilot. The recipients will be chosen on a basis of merit, ca- reer aspiraƟons, and dedicaƟon, as well as contribu- Ɵons to their community and service with WAI. Two letters of recommendation are required, in- cluding one from a faculty member or flight instructor and one from a pilot who has flown with candidate. Please also submit academic transcripts, copies of pi- lot and medical cerƟficates, and an essay describing career aspirations and goals, achievement/honors, aviaƟon development to date, involvement with WAI, volunteerism, leadership, and planned use of scholar- ship funds. Be prepared to share logbooks if se- lected for interview. I n a d d i t i o n t o t h e $5,000 scholarship, the recipients will receive a trip to the 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (including round-trip air fare, hotel accom - modations, and regis- tration). S cholar ship funds will be paid di - rectly to your flight school and training must be com- pleted within one year. (Scholarship value $5,000 each) WAI Oshkosh Chapter Spirit of Flight Scholarship The WAI Oshkosh Chapter Spirit of Flight Scholar- ship is open to women of all ages who have already soloed and are working on their recreaƟonal, sport pilot, private pilot, or commercial cerƟficate; instru- ment or mulƟengine raƟng; or CFI. Preference will be given to Wisconsin residents, but all members who qualify are encouraged to apply. Funds will be paid to the flight school of your choice. (Scholarship value $500) Wings Over 35 The Wings Over 35 Scholarship is designed to pro- mote general aviaƟon among women or men over the age of 35 and aid a deserving person over the age of 35 to aƩain cerƟficaƟon as a private pilot. In addiƟon to WAI requirements the applicant must be over the age of 35; not hold a private pilot certifi- cate; have a desire to pursue higher raƟngs; have a financial need; and hold a third-class medical. Applicants must explain their goals in aviation and what they have done thus far toward aƩaining that goal. Please address financial need in your es- say. All proceeds will be paid directly to the flight school of their choice and must be used within a year of receiving the award. (Scholarship value $500) Women Military Aviators Dream of Flight Scholarship Women Military Aviators (WMA) seeks to preserve, for history, the important role women have played in Republic Airline "Nothing but Blue Skies" Scholarship winner Dallas Syverson (second from leŌ) with members of the Republic team at WAI18. JOHN RIEDEL

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