Delta Air Lines will award a $5,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program in aerospace/aeronautical, electrical, or mechanical engineering. In addition to the scholarship, the recipient will receive a trip to the Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference registration. Applicants must be full-time students at the junior or senior level with a minimum of two semesters with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.
In addition to all WAI requirements applicants must also include a detailed essay (500-1,000 words, typed and double spaced), which addresses the following topics:
1. Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in aerospace/aeronautical, electrical, or mechanical engineering?
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 Engineering Scholarship?
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)
Descriptive essay and résumé should address the following:
your aviation history and goals
what you have done for yourself to achieve your goals
where you see yourself in five and ten years
how the scholarship will help you achieve your objective and your present financial need
educational scholarships, awards and honors
Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: 1
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 5,000
Women in Aviation, International
WAI Scholarships 3647 State Route 503 South
West Alexandria, OH 45381
Contact Person: Donna Wallace