The United Airlines Pilot Scholarship

Scholarship Description

United Airlines would like to make a difference in the life of an aspiring airline pilot who is pursuing their dream in the world of aviation. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual that currently holds a commercial certificate with an instrument rating and is working on either a multiengine rating or CFI certificate. Must have first-class medical certificate and be enrolled in an accredited collegiate aviation program with minimum 3.0 GPA. Funds will be paid directly to your flight school and training must be completed within one year. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspirations, and dedication, as well as contributions to their community and service with WAI. Two letters of recommendation are required, with one having to come from a WAI member and another coming from a pilot who has flown with you.

(Scholarship value $5,000 each)

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,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award:

Max Award: 5,000

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