Women In Aviation International is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. Hear about their amazing scholarships in myriad aviaition-related fields and learn how to apply.
Also, check out the upcoming (Sept. 26, 2015) WAI-sponsored GIRLS IN AVIATION DAY wherein local Women In Aviation International chapters will be sponsoring events to bring all of the passion, exploration, learning and excitement of aviation and aerospace to girls worldwide. Learn how to locate an event near you!
Women In Corporate Aviation Organization has 10 scholarships and, as of this interview, fewer than that number of applicants. In this podcast, Stacey Kotrla describes each scholarship in detail. There scholarships for pilots, flight attendants, dispatchers, mechanics and management. Advancing pilots...imagine beefing up your resume with a CJ3 Type Rating, a $22,000 scholarship from CAE SimuFlite! Hey GUYS...don't let the name fool you...WCA runs an equal-opportunity scholarship fund. These scholarships are not gender restricted. ACT FAST...the application deadline is August 30! If you are reading this after the deadline, you are NOT too late as WCA offers a new round of scholarships every 6 months!
Jacque Boyd, long time Ninety-Nine member and co-chair of the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund, tells you everything you need to know to become a member and qualify for amazing scholarships and mentoring. Even student pilots shouldn't wait to join as they can qualify for scholarships too! There is also funding for non-pilots doing research in an applicable field. Don't wait to listen and join!
Mary Latimer is a woman who, when she didn't like the ratio of male-to-female pilots in the world, put together a plan and did something about it. She established GIFT Academy...a place where females can get a week of FREE flight instruction--you pay only a nominal fee for aircraft and fuel--in the company of other girls and women. The academy is a family affair in which Mary's pilot-daughter, Tamara, and pilot-grand-daughter, Amanda, also participate. If you are a gal who simply wants to conquer your fear-of-flying, GIFT Academy can help with that, too! If you are unable to attend GIFT Academy, know that Mary and Tamara will both, very generously, give you free mentoring via phone or email.
All the information you need is in this podcast. Let Mary's multi-faceted aviation career as an Aircraft Mechanic, Flight Instructor, Corporate Pilot, Air Traffic Controller and Pilot Examiner be the inspiration for your success!