Women in Aviation announces 2020 scholarships valued at nearly $600k


Application deadline: November 12, 2019

Scholarships abound from Women in Aviation International (WAI). More than 100 scholarships will be awarded in 2020 with a value of nearly $600,000. The awards will be announced at the 31st annual Women in Aviation Conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL in March.

To be eligible, applicants must be a member of WAI in good standing and complete the online application by November 12, 2019. A special student membership rate to WAI is available for only $32/year and includes a subscription to Aviation for Women magazine, discount registration fees for conferences or events, and edibility for scholarships. Members also gain access to the Members Only area of WAI.org that includes job postings and chapter pages.

For additional membership and scholarship information and to apply, visit WAI.org/scholarships.

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