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Aircraft Mechanics Scholarships

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Buckingham Memorial Scholarship

U.S. citizen, children of air traffic control specialists enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree or higher. Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Scholarships are awarded to help support the financial needs of those deserving students who have chosen to seek higher education in the science of air traffic control and other aviation disciplines, as well as children of air traffic control specialists.

Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community. To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Please contact wufoundation@iie.org with any questions.

GARMIN International Scholarship

Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program. Scholarships are awarded without regard to sex, race, creed, religion, age or country of origin. All scholarships are based on merit with restrictions. Scholarship applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 point scale) to apply for a scholarship. Selection factors include expression of mechanical ability, aviation interests, class attendance, motivation, technical aptitude, scholastic record, responsibility, and commitment to the aviation industry. Scholarships do not apply to pilot training, instrument ratings, or air traffic control programs.

Delta Air Lines - Engine Maintenance Internship

Delta Air Lines would like to extend a Summer Internship (13 weeks) opportunity to a student currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program in business management or industrial engineering. In addition to an internship position, the recipient will receive a trip to the Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference registration). Applicants must be full-time students at the junior or senior level with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Lodging accommodations will not be provided for the duration of the 13-week internship. The technical services intern reports to the project leader-engine maintenance. Responsibilities include but are not limited to creating presentations, process improvements, developing business plans, understanding finance and our cost structure, coordination of meetings, and analyzing data and metrics. You will participate in and assist the management team in developing long-term and short-term goals in support of engine maintenance production. You will also have the opportunity to work with both internal and external customers from all levels of management. You must practice safety-conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures. Responsibilities: - Create and report metrics in Excel and PowerPoint. - Work closely with the engine maintenance management team to provide them solutions to data based on industry trends that are developing worldwide. - Develop and implement changes in our production strategy based on business demands. - Use FAA, OSHA, and EPA regulations and Delta policy requirements to assist the shops in meeting their production goals. Skills/Abilities: - Knowledge of basic PC skills and Microsoft Office software suite required. - Good technical writing and oral communication skills required. - Must be capable of working in a team environment to creatively solve technical problems. - Must have the ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision. - Strong ability to work within a team environment to creatively solve technical problems and implement change. - Must develop both strategic and tactical plans that create a safety-conscious environment resulting in employee safety and well-being. Compensation is paid to interns based on the following guidelines: junior-at least 60 semester hours in college completed-$2,253 per month ($15/hour); senior-at least 90 semester hours in college completed-$2,947 per month ($17/hour). Note: Students must be currently enrolled in school to participate in the internship program. In addition to all WAI requirements, interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter detailing their qualifications. Applicants should list academic honors, scholarships, awards, and special achievements. (Scholarship value $12,000) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

Garmin - Jerry Smith Memorial Scholarship

Available to high school, college or vocational/technical school students who plan to or are attending an accredited vocational/technical school in an avionics or aircraft repair program. Please Note:  Scholarship monies must be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and/or tools only.  Scholarship monies cannot be used for any type of flight training or air traffic control programs.  Scholarships will be made payable to the recipient and his/her school, and must be endorsed by both parties.  Scholarship monies will not be disbursed until the student has enrolled per the scholarship sponsor’s criteria (verified by the school’s business office).  All scholarships are merit based with restrictions.  Scholarship applicants must have at least a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

Rockwell Collins Scholarship

Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program. Please Note:  Scholarship monies must be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and/or tools only.  Scholarship monies cannot be used for any type of flight training or air traffic control programs.  Scholarships will be made payable to the recipient and his/her school, and must be endorsed by both parties.  Scholarship monies will not be disbursed until the student has enrolled per the scholarship sponsor’s criteria (verified by the school’s business office).  All scholarships are merit based with restrictions.  Scholarship applicants must have at least a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

David Arver Memorial Scholarship

Given by Dutch and Ginger Arver in memory of their son, David. Dutch Arver was a supporter of the AEA for years and served on the board of directors until his retirement. The recipient of this scholarship shall be a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

Janet Clark Memorial Scholarship

The Washington State Chapter of WAI offers a $1,500 scholarship in memory of Janet Clark. She worked for the FAA as an airworthiness aviation safety inspector, maintenance division, and was a member of the Washington State Chapter. Washington State Chapter members are proud of Janet's contributions as a strong advocate for aviation education. The applicant shall be working toward a career in aviation, enrolled in an accredited aviation-related program, have experience volunteering at WAI events and/or aviation-related events in the previous year, and submit an essay that includes detailed explanations of the applicant's career path, goals, and volunteer experiences. The scholarship must be used within one year of receipt. It will be paid directly to an accredited program/institution and may be applied to tuition, books, specific training, or housing if the expense is arranged through an accredited program or institution. Aviation careers include, but are not limited to, air traffic controller, airport management, avionics technician, dispatcher, engineer, flight attendant, mechanic, meteorologist, navigator, and pilot. If the applicant has been working toward a career as a pilot, she/he must hold at least a private pilot certificate prior to submitting application. (Scholarship value $1,500) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

Delta Air Lines Aircraft Maintenance Technology Scholarship

Delta Air Lines will award a $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in an Aviation Maintenance Technician Program (A&P) or a degree in aviation maintenance technology. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the Annual International Women in Aviation Conference (includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference registration). Applicants must be full-time students, with a minimum of two semesters left with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. In addition to all WAI requirements, please include a detailed essay (500-1,000 words), double-spaced, typed that addresses the following topics: 1. Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in aviation maintenance technology? 2. What is or has been your greatest life challenge, and how has it enriched your and/or someone else's life? 3. If someone else was to describe your greatest strength, what would it be and why, and what do you consider to be your strongest characteristic and why? 4. What has been your most memorable academic experience and how did you handle this situation? 5. Why are you the most qualified candidate for the Delta Air Lines Aircraft Maintenance Technology Scholarship? (Scholarship value $5,000-estimated total value $7,000) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

American Airlines Aircraft Maintenance Technician Scholarship

American Airlines will award one $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in an aviation maintenance technician program (A&P) or a degree in aviation maintenance technology. Candidates will be evaluated on academic standing, personal accomplishments, teamwork, leadership skills, and community service involvement. Requirements: Meet all WAI scholarship requirements and guidelines, GPA must be 3.0 or higher, enrolled in an accredited U.S. maintenance program, U.S. citizen or permanent resident. American Airlines maintenance and engineering departments are vital to the company's commitment to provide safe, dependable, and friendly air transportation to their customers. As such, they seek to attract top maintenance talent who share their passion and interest in the aviation industry. (Scholarship value $5,000-estimated total value $7,000) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

Universal Avionics Systems Corporation Scholarship

Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics program or aircraft maintenance program. Please Note:  Scholarship monies must be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and/or tools only.  Scholarship monies cannot be used for any type of flight training or air traffic control programs.  Scholarships will be made payable to the recipient and his/her school, and must be endorsed by both parties.  Scholarship monies will not be disbursed until the student has enrolled per the scholarship sponsor’s criteria (verified by the school’s business office).  All scholarships are merit based with restrictions.  Scholarship applicants must have at least a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

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