Southwest Airlines will award four B737NG Type Rating Scholarships to qualified female members of Women in Aviation, International. Scholarship awards are not offers of employment, or any guarantee or promise of employment at Southwest Airlines, which is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates must submit their application, complete professional résumé and single-page essay explaining how this scholarship could help you reach your professional career goals. Scholarship awards will be determined by Southwest Airlines. All documents must be submitted to WAI prior to the deadline. Type rating scholarship will include ATP rating for scholarship recipients who do not currently have an ATP. If selected, pilots will be required to successfully complete the FAA ATP written exam prior to beginning the type rating course. Recipients will also receive round-trip air transportation and hotel accommodations for training. Recipients must complete the type rating training at the location designated by Southwest and complete the type rating no later than April 1, 2016, when the scholarships automatically expire and become null and void.
Minimum qualifications include:
2,500 hours total flight time or 1,500 hours total flight time in a turbine aircraft. Only time in a fixed-wing aircraft is counted; this specifically excludes simulator, helicopter, WSO, RIO, FE, NAV, EWO, and UAV.
A minimum of 1,000 hours in a turbine aircraft as the pilot in command is preferred.
High school diploma or equivalency required.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college preferred.
FAA commercial, instrument, multiengine land required (preferred for military applicants)
Current FAA first-class medical certificate.
Must be female pilot
Important to understand this is not a job offer, nor is it any guarantee or promise of future employment with Southwest Airlines. The purpose of Southwest’s outreach in providing this scholarship opportunity is to identify women and/or women minority candidates who meet or nearly meet Southwest’s minimum pilot job requirements, with the exception of the 737 type rating, and as a result are not currently competitive candidates. Southwest will screen applications prior to the conference and conduct interviews at the conference to determine scholarship award recipients. In the event some candidates are not able to attend we will make arrangements to conduct video interviews via Skype. Recipients will be recognized during the formal dinner at the end of the conference. Southwest Airlines Co. is an equal opportunity employer.
(Scholarship value $13,000 each, for a total of $52,000)
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
Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: 4
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 13,000
Women in Aviation, International
WAI Scholarships 3647 State Route 503 South
West Alexandria, OH 45381
Contact Person: Donna Wallace