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 35 JOHN RIEDEL be full-Ɵme or part-Ɵme employees currently in the aerospace industry or a related field. Also eligible are students pursuing aviation and aerospace-related degrees that are at the sophomore level with a mini- mum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). (Scholarship value $2500) The Elisha Hall Memorial Scholarship Elisha Hall (Mrs. Mark Bizzaro, WAI 2335) repre- sented herself as a dedicated and passionate avia- tion professional. She was a leader and explorer and lived life to its fullest. She set both her sights, and her standards, high. To celebrate her life and accomplishments, WAI's The Wright Chapter is of- fering a $1,500 scholarship to a woman who em- bodies the qualiƟes that Elisha so splendidly exem- plified, and is seeking to further her aviaƟon career in one or more of the following areas: flight training (any phase), aircraŌ scheduling or dispatch, aviaƟon management, aviaƟon maintenance, or avionics. Preference given to local candidates within the Cincinnati, Ohio, and tri-state area, but all appli- cants will be considered based upon charac ter, need, community involvement, and accomplish- ments. There is limited financial assistance for the winner to aƩend the conference. (Scholarship value $1,500) It's About Time Scholarship The It's About Time Scholarship is overseen by The Abingdon FoundaƟon each year and awards a full reg- istraƟon to the InternaƟonal Women in AviaƟon Con- ference, round-trip airfare, and room and board dur- ing the conference to a woman 18 years old or older. Along with access to seminars and mulƟple network- ing opportuniƟes, we will introduce the winner to key people in aviation who will share their experiences. Applicants are not required to be pilots or in the avia- Ɵon industry. The goal is to invite someone to see all of the different avenues of aviaƟon from engineering to aerobaƟcs to maintenance and airlines. The criteria are simple: The applicant chooses the format for their application. We have had stickers designed, essays wriƩen, videos shot, and one ap- plicant even translated www.TheAbingdonCo.com into Spanish! The one that exhibits the most passion goes. MulƟple ideas are encouraged. What would you do that will prove to us that you are the one we should bring with us to the confer- ence and introduce you to key figures in the avia- Ɵon industry? Use your natural talents and skills to make your applicaƟon stand out. You have a talent that makes you shine. What is that talent or skill that you possess that can be used by The Abingdon Co.? Prove it to us and we will support you by flying you out to the conference. CreaƟvity and involvement in our company's social media are encouraged. (Scholarship value up to $5,000) Janet Clark Memorial Scholarship The WAI Washington State Chapter offers a $1,500 scholarship in memory of Janet Clark. She worked for the FAA as an airworthiness aviation safety inspec- tor, maintenance division, and was a member of the Washington State Chapter. Washington State Chapter members are proud of Janet's contribuƟons as a strong advocate for aviaƟon education. The applicant shall be working toward a career in aviaƟon, enrolled in an accredited aviaƟon- related program, have experience volunteering at WAI events and/or aviation-related events in the previous year, and submit an essay that in- cludes detailed explana- tions of the applicant's career plans, goals, and volunteer experiences. The scholarship must be used within one year of receipt. It will be paid directly to an accred- ited program/insƟtuƟon, and may be applied to tu- iƟon, books, specific training, or housing if the ex- pense is arranged through an accredited program or insƟtuƟon. AviaƟon careers include, but are not limited to, air traffic controller, airport management, avionics tech- nician, dispatcher, engineer, flight attendant, me- chanic, meteorologist, navigator, and pilot. If the ap- plicant has been working toward a career as a pilot, she/he must hold at least a private pilot cerƟficate prior to submiƫng applicaƟon. (Scholarship value $1,500) WAI Atlanta Gone With the Wind Chapter Scholarship The WAI Atlanta Gone With the Wind Chapter is of- fering a scholarship to aid an individual with the pur- suit of her aviaƟon dream. Applicants will be evalu- ated based on merit, career, aspiraƟons, dedicaƟon, contribuƟons to the community, and following ap- plicaƟon direcƟons. Within the required 500-word descriptive essay, include the details of your avia- Ɵon dream (flight, maintenance, management, etc.), how this scholarship will aid with your goal, where you hope to use this award, and an approximate Ɵmeline of compleƟon for your goal. Preference will be given to members of the Gone With the Wind At- lanta Chapter, but all applicants will be considered based on the criteria above. Award will be paid di- rectly to the organization. Applicants must use funds within one year of acceptance. (Scholarship value $1,000) Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship 2019 Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) is offering the Women in Corporate Aviation Career Schol- arship funded by its members and sponsors, to any person pursuing professional development or The Airbus Leadership Grant was presented to Johanna Tiongson (center).

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