Disabled Pilot International Scholarship

Scholarship Description

This scholarship is being sponsored by a team including disabled pilots and is open to a deserving person, female or male, aged 18 or older wanting to obtain a sport pilot or private pilot certificate. Include in your essay why you would like to learn to fly and how this scholarship might assist you in achieving your dream of flight.

In addition to WAI requirements:
1. Provide a copy of a valid and current state driver’s license (serves as the medical certificate for sport pilot) or a third class medical certificate if pursuing a private pilot certificate.
2. Provide a simple statement from a physician as to the nature of the applicant’s physical disability. No medical records are to be submitted.

Funds to be paid direct to the flight school.

(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)

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


Num Awards: 1

Min Award:

Max Award: 1,500

Deadline: 2022-12-31


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