Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Women in Aviation, International, in partnership with J. Elliot Marketing (Santa Clara, California), offer a $2,500 flight training scholarship in memory of Christine Reed. Christine never completed her flight training. She loved airplanes and airports, and she attempted to become a private pilot. Christine passed away unexpectedly at the age of 32. Many pilots never forget their first solo because it’s such a momentous occasion in the process of becoming a pilot. It gives an aspiring pilot a great deal of confidence for overcoming all of the hurdles in the first stages of training. It sets the stage for an aspiring pilot to transition from student pilot to solo pilot to private pilot, and becoming a private pilot is the first major step toward a life in general aviation and/or becoming a professional pilot.

The Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship is open to women ages 16-30 who have soloed within the last six months preceding applying for this scholarship and are working toward a recreational, sport pilot, or private pilot certificate. Applicants must provide a copy of their solo endorsement with the application. Preference will be given to New Jersey, Illinois, and Arizona residents, but all applicants will be considered. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school of your choice.

In addition to WAI requirements, submit a one- to two-page essay (remember, concise is always nice) that explains “Why I Love to Fly.”

(Scholarship value $2,500)

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)

Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,


Num Awards: 1

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 2,500

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Women in Aviation, International
WAI Scholarships 3647 State Route 503 South
West Alexandria, OH 45381

Contact Person: Donna Wallace

Phone: 937-839-4647

Fax: 937-839-4645