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WAI Receives $15,000 Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

WAI Receives $15,000 Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

For the sixth year in a row, Women in Aviation International received a $15,000 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation. As in past years, this grant will be used to expand the distribution of Aviation for Girls magazine with the ISTAT Foundation… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 07-Sep-20

WAI 2021 Scholarship Applications are now open

WAI 2021 Scholarship Applications are now open

With new scholarships being posted weekly, the 2021 WAI scholarship program officially opens tomorrow, July 1, and members can review dozens of scholarships. Currently, there are 56 scholarships offered for flight training, engineering, maintenance, dispatcher, and professional development for individuals in all stages of life. Additional scholarships and internships will be added in the coming… Read more »

Source: WAI, 02-Jul-20

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Penn College aviation students receive industry scholarships

Penn College aviation students receive industry scholarships

Four Pennsylvania College of Technology students were recently awarded aviation scholarships: two from the Helicopter Foundation International/Helicopter Association International and two from Women in Aviation International. All four are enrolled in the four-year aviation maintenance technology major, based at Penn College’s Lumley Aviation Center in Montoursville. Ethan M. Miller, of Montoursville, and Hamin Kim, of… Read more »

Source: Penn College, 29-May-20

WAI to Host Virtual Connect Lunch

WAI to Host Virtual Connect Lunch

In lieu of the annual WAI Connect Lunch held at Sun ‘n Fun each year in Lakeland, Florida, Women in Aviation International (WAI), will hold a virtual Connect Event on Friday, May 8 at Noon EDT. Sponsored by Piedmont Airlines, the panel features an impressive lineup of female leaders and role models in aviation, with… Read more »

Source: WAI, 11-May-20

WAI 2020 Conference Hosts Record Number of Attendees & Exhibitors

WAI 2020 Conference Hosts Record Number of Attendees & Exhibitors

Women in Aviation International held another successful annual gathering during the 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 5-7, 2020. With its unique blend of top-notch speakers, busy exhibit hall, an array of education sessions, and more than 100 scholarship awards, the WAI 2020… Read more »

Source: WAI, 10-Mar-20

WAI Board Aappoints new CEO

WAI Board Aappoints new CEO

The WAI Board of Directors is pleased to announce Allison McKay will join Women in Aviation International as CEO on February 18, 2020, and is responsible for the future strategic vision of the 14,500-member strong organization while overseeing the board of directors, professional staff, and daily operations. She previously served as vice president of the… Read more »

Source: WAI, 25-Feb-20

Combat Helicopter Pilot confirmed as speaker at WAI 2020 Conference

Combat Helicopter Pilot confirmed as speaker at WAI 2020 Conference

Amber Smith, combat helicopter pilot and author of Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan has been confirmed as a speaker for the 31st Annual Women in Aviation International Conference, augmenting an incredible roster of speakers. Amber joins Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Barbara Barrett; Stephanie Chung,… Read more »

Source: WAI, 10-Feb-20

WAI Founder wins 2020 Cliff Henderson Trophy Recipient

WAI Founder wins 2020 Cliff Henderson Trophy Recipient

Women in Aviation International is pleased to announce the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected Dr. Peggy Chabrian, founder of Women in Aviation International, as the recipient of the 2020 Cliff Henderson Trophy. The Henderson Trophy, which is in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, was established in 1960 to honor… Read more »

Source: WAI, 03-Feb-20

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Girls in Aviation Day 2019 Reaches 20,000 Attendees

Girls in Aviation Day 2019 Reaches 20,000 Attendees

With 118 individual events presented worldwide, Women in Aviation International’s October 5 Girls in Aviation Day 2019 reached approximately 20,000 attendees. Truly an international event, Girls in Aviation Day was celebrated not just in the United States but in 17 other countries in Canada and Australia as well as countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe…. Read more »

Source: WAI, 08-Oct-19

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Countdown to WAI Girls in Aviation Day Underway

Countdown to WAI Girls in Aviation Day Underway

Women in Aviation International’s network of corporate members, partners and more than 130 chapters, are making their plans for individual events for Girls in Aviation Day 2019. Girls in Aviation Day is truly a worldwide event with activities planned by WAI chapters from Australia to the Netherlands, from India to Botswana. Dozens of Girls in… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 20-Aug-19

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WAI Receives Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

WAI Receives Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

Women in Aviation International received a $15,000 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation. This is the fifth year that WAI has received an ISTAT Foundation grant. As in past years, this grant will be used to expand the distribution of Aviation for… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 15-Aug-19

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WAI President and Founder announces retirement

WAI President and Founder announces retirement

During her annual remarks at the WAI Connect Breakfast today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, Dr. Peggy Chabrian announced her intention to retire as president and CEO of Women in Aviation International effective April 2020. This year has marked a number of important milestones for the organization including:an all-time record of 14,000 members,  more than… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 06-Aug-19

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2020 WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

2020 WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

With new scholarships being posted weekly, WAI is ready to accept applications for dozens of scholarships. Currently, there are 85 scholarships offered for flight training, scholastic study, maintenance training, and a variety of scholarships for individuals in all stages of life. Internships are also being offered.  Additional scholarships will be added in the coming weeks and… Read more »

Source: WAI, 01-Jul-19

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New Mid-Year WAI Scholarship Winners Announced

New Mid-Year WAI Scholarship Winners Announced

Through a donor who wishes to be anonymous, Women in Aviation International has awarded an additional $73,000 in 17 individual scholarships to be put toward flight and aviation maintenance training. These scholarships winners are: WAI Private Pilot Scholarship ($5,000 each): Madison Coutu, Toronto, Ontario; Kourtnie A Robin, Slidell, Louisiana; Rachel A Obajtek, Tehachapi, California; Aurora… Read more »

Source: WAI, 27-Jun-19

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WAI Endowment Fund Reaches $1 Million

WAI Endowment Fund Reaches $1 Million

A generous $50,000 gift from The Boeing Company, in addition to several donations from individual WAI members, during the recent 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Long Beach, California, has helped the organization to reach its goal of $1 million in its Endowment Fund. The fund enables WAI to expand the 2020 scholarship… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 10-Apr-19

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Deadline Approaches for 2019 WAI Scholarships

Deadline Approaches for 2019 WAI Scholarships

Nearly $650,000 in scholarships will be awarded at WAI’s 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, and the time to apply is now. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a WAI member as of November 1, 2018, and submit the application by November 12, 2018. WAI has recently added seven new scholarships,… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 16-Oct-18

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WAI Receives $10,000 Grant from Bell

WAI Receives $10,000 Grant from Bell

Women in Aviation International (WAI) has received a $10,000 grant from Bell to help fund educational activities for WAI’s Girls in Aviation Day. Specifically, this grant is used to provide helicopter-oriented editorial content in WAI’s annual magazine Aviation for Girls and to provide hands-on educational activities including understanding rotary flight by experimenting with and flying… Read more »

Source: WAI, 01-Oct-18

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WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

At WAI’s 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, at least 108 individual scholarships equaling $565,000 will be awarded. As is the tradition, these scholarships are available for both flight training and scholastic funding with specific scholarships earmarked for nearly every aspect of the aviation and aerospace community. The scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s conference,… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 04-Jul-18

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Plans Underway for WAI Girls in Aviation Day 2018

Plans Underway for WAI Girls in Aviation Day 2018

Women in Aviation International’s network of more than 115 chapters, corporate members, and partners, are making their plans for individual events for Girls in Aviation Day 2018. Celebrated worldwide, Girls in Aviation Day is now in its fourth year as a global event and is designed to introduce and educate girls 8 to 17 years… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 28-Jun-18

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WAI Concludes Successful Reno Conference

The 29th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire. at Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada, March 22-24, 2018. “Our annual conference covers serious topics and provides crucial career guidance, but its strength is in the celebration of so many like-minded women who come together to share their passion for… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 26-Mar-18

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WAI details 2018 scholarships

WAI details 2018 scholarships

Two deadlines are approaching for individuals interested in applying for a Women in Aviation International (WAI) scholarship for 2018. In order to apply, you must be a WAI member as of November 1, 2017. Scholarship applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than November 13, 2017.  All applications may be submitted online at www.WAI.org… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 01-Nov-17

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​Plans Finalized for WAI Girls in Aviation Day

​Plans Finalized for WAI Girls in Aviation Day

Women in Aviation International’s network of more than 110 chapters will be joined on Saturday, September 23, 2017, by some WAI corporate members to produce Girls in Aviation Day events. Celebrated worldwide, Girls in Aviation Day is designed to introduce and educate girls up to 17 years of age on the many career choices and… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 21-Sep-17

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More than 103 WAI Scholarships Now Ready for Applications

More than 103 WAI Scholarships Now Ready for Applications

At WAI’s 29th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, 103 individual scholarships equaling $569,965 will be awarded. As is the tradition, these scholarships are available for both flight training and scholastic funding with specific scholarships earmarked for nearly every aspect of the aviation and aerospace community.   The scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s conference,… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 18-Jul-17

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$662,625 in WAI Scholarships Available for 2017

$662,625 in WAI Scholarships Available for 2017

Applications Due November 14, 2016 Two deadlines are approaching for individuals interested in applying for a Women in Aviation International (WAI) scholarship for 2017. In order to apply, you must be a WAI member as of November 1, 2016. Scholarship applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than November 14, 2016.  New this… Read more »

Source: WAI, 04-Nov-16

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WAI Scholarships for 2017 Announced

WAI Scholarships for 2017 Announced

As of today’s launch date, WAI is offering 98 scholarships valued at $499,000. Scholarships are available for nearly every interest in aviation and aerospace and include academic scholarships, flight training scholarships, aviation maintenance centered scholarships, advanced flight ratings and type ratings, and a wide variety of other options. The majority of these scholarships will be… Read more »

Source: WAI, 07-Jul-16

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