Cincinnati, OH — Winning a scholarship gets you access to once in a lifetime opportunities with some of the most sought-after companies in aviation. AWAM Scholarships provide excellent educational opportunities that will increase your credentials, and further develop your skills. For students, scholarship funds will help to upgrade your tool box, pay your way through college and attend valuable networking events. All Scholarships will be awarded March 24th at the AWAM Scholarship Breakfast during the 2018 WAI conference in Reno, NV. The application deadline is November 1, 2017.
This year AWAM is offering 49 Scholarships totaling over $185,000 for students and professionals in the field of Aviation Maintenance. Scholarships include: engine maintenance training from Pratt & Whitney, Safran, and Continental; Aircraft specific training from Bombardier, Southwest, JetBlue, UPS and FedEx; composite repair training from Abaris; AET training from Flamingo Air, Principles of Troubleshooting courses from Delta, and an Inspection Authorization course from Bakers School of Aeronautics. Other scholarships include tools, conference attendance, money for college, and A&P testing including the Oral and Practical. AWAM membership is required to apply, and some scholarships do have gender restrictions as stated in the requirements.
AWAM formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth in the aviation maintenance field by providing information sharing, networking, education, fostering a sense of community, and increasing public awareness of women in the industry. AWAM also assists students with career counseling and mentoring support. AWAM scholarships assist the seasoned mechanic in the advancement of their career by offering industry specific training courses. Many fortune 500 aviation companies gain top notch employees through AWAM. AWAM is a nonprofit organization and an industry leader in supporting diversity. For additional information Visit www.awam.org/scholarships.
The Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association supports those that aspire to begin or enhance a career in aviation through its RACCA Aviation Scholarship. The purpose of the award is to promote aviation careers and increase awareness of opportunities in the air cargo industry.
Two $750 awards are available to students pursuing a career in aviation as a pilot or aircraft mechanic. For more information and to apply, visit www.raccaonline.org.
The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) is now accepting applications for 2018 scholarship and award programs. Application packets must be postmarked by November 1, 2017.
AWAM’s Scholarship Program supports the diverse skills required in the field of Aviation Maintenance & Technology. AWAM began its scholarship program in 2002 with four scholarships awarded to eight recipients. In 2017, AWAM awarded over $185,000 in scholarships to 21 females and 9 males.
Scholarship opportunities are not just for initial students or women. Many are for those already working in the field, transitioning from the military, and for men as well. For more information visit https://www.awam.org/scholarships/.
At WAI’s 29th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, 103 individual scholarships equaling $569,965 will be awarded. As is the tradition, these scholarships are available for both flight training and scholastic funding with specific scholarships earmarked for nearly every aspect of the aviation and aerospace community, including aviation maintenance.
The scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s conference, held next year in Reno, Nevada, from March 22-24, 2018. Additional scholarships will be added in the coming months, and the total value of awarded scholarships typically reaches more than $600,000 annually.
The only underlying qualification to apply for a WAI scholarship is that the applicant must be a member of Women in Aviation International as of November 1, 2017. New this year, applicants may apply for up to three scholarships, plus internships. Delta Air Lines, for example, is offering a 13-week paid 2018 summer internship for a college student studying business management or industrial engineering. Individual scholarships may have additional qualifications to apply.
Nearly all scholarships may be applied for electronically and submitted through wai.org/education/scholarships. Applications may also be mailed through the traditional postal process as well. The 2018 scholarship program runs through November 13, 2017.
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