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Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA), the premier non-profit mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation, has announced its 2016 Fall Scholarships, which include over $61,000 in leadership, training and certification opportunities. WCA members are encouraged to apply by September 1, 2016.

Remember you must be an active member to apply. Many of the scholarship offerings do not cover travel and expenses. That includes the NBAA Conference. As a winner of any scholarship you are responsible for your own travel expenses and conference fees if you decided to attend the conference. We look forward to reading all of your submission packages. If you have any questions please send an email to the scholarship committee:  scholarships-wca@wca-intl.org

Important Dates

  • May 1 - Scholarship application window opens
  • September 1 - Scholarship application deadline
  • October 1 - Scholarship winners notified
Scholarship recipients will be notified on September 1. The awards ceremony will be held on November 2, 2016 during the NBAA Business Aviation Exhibition & Conference.

WCA scholarship rules and information:

·       Applicants must be current, dues-paying WCA members. To join or renew your WCA membership, visit: http://www.wca-intl.org/join-wca.html/

·       Members may apply for a MAXIMUM of 2 scholarships.

·       Log into www.wca-intl.org to view scholarship application.

·       Applications must include a 500-word essay, two letters of recommendation and certificates, transcripts, and résumés, as applicable. 

·       WCA is not responsible for housing, transportation or other associated fees. 

·       The awards must be used within one calendar year. 

·       For questions not addressed on the WCA website, email scholarships-wca@wca-intl.org

 

  • AirFlite, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Maintenance Technician Training Scholarship - Value: $3,000
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    AirFlite is pleased to support the efforts of Women in Corporate Aviation to further education, professional development or career advancement in the area of corporate maintenance aviation technology. The scholarship is open to those pursuing a career in or directly related to Aviation Maintenance or currently enrolled in an Aviation Maintenance Technician Program (A&P), Avionics Training Program or a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

    Applicants should submit for consideration: 1) Two letters of recommendation 2) High school or college (or equivalent) transcript, if currently enrolled in school 3) Resume 4) One-page essay detailing his or her goals, what they hope to achieve in their aviation career, and how they intend to utilize the scholarship.

  • AirFlite, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Pilot Training Scholarship - Value: $3,000
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    AirFlite is pleased to support the efforts of Women in Corporate Aviation to further education, professional development or career advancement for either; a professional pilot currently looking to advance their career and are seeking professional development, or students currently enrolled in an aviation degree program or working on pilot certifications with a career goal of flying professionally.

    Applicants should submit for consideration: 1)Two letters of recommendation 2) High school or college (or equivalent) transcript, if currently enrolled in school 3) Resume 4) Copies of flight logs 5) One-page essay detailing his or her goals, what they hope to achieve in their aviation career, and how they intend to utilize the scholarship.

  • ATI International Flight Procedures Training Scholarship - Value: $1,700
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    Air Training International (ATI) is pleased to offer, for the first time, the ATI International Flight Procedures Training Scholarship. Geared toward the current professional pilot or one pursuing professional pilot education, ATIs International Procedures Initial course melds international procedures with cockpit resource management concepts and aircraft performance considerations, into a truly worthwhile learning experience that emphasizes proactive execution over rote recitation. ATIs Initial Training is available online or in-person at their Southlake, TX, facility and meets the recommended minimum training curriculum necessary for a pilot to be considered qualified for international operations as outlined in the Inspectors Handbook 8900.1.

  • CAE SimuFlite Citation 500 Series Aircraft Type Rating Scholarship - Value: $22,000
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    CAE SimuFlite, a Dallas ­based aviation training facility is pleased to announce a Citation 500 Series Aircraft Type Rating Scholarship. It will be awarded to a pilot who is a student or recently graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree within the last two­ years. The scholarship will provide additional industry based training opportunities, broaden awareness in corporate aviation and assist with developing the individual’s career path. Citation 500 Series Initial Training Course will be offered at CAE in Dallas, TX and upon successful completion of the course a Citation 500 Series Type Rating will be issued. The applicant is responsible for all travel/accommodation expenses and must be able to complete the training within a 6­ month period.

  • Corporate Flight Attendant Training by Susan C. Friedenberg - Value: $4,200
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    This four­ day training program covers the skills and tools needed by today’s business aviation flight attendant. It details the standard operational procedures utilized by most U.S. business aviation flight departments.

  • Executive Jet Management Training Scholarship -Value: $2,000
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    Executive Jet Management is very pleased to award a scholarship to a deserving candidate pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an aviation-related field. Ideal courses of study include training and education for pilots, corporate flight attendants, dispatchers, aircraft maintenance technicians, and aviation managers. Applicants should submit for consideration:• Two letters of recommendation: • High school or college (or equivalent) transcript • Copies of flight logs (if applicable) • Resume• One-page essay detailing his or her goals in their course of study, what they hope to achieve in their aviation career, and how they intend to “pay it forward” to promote aviation to others as they progress through their career.

  • FlightSafety International Type Rating Scholarship -Value: $21,400
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    FlightSafety International is pleased to support the efforts of Women in Corporate Aviation. FlightSafety will provide a type rating scholarship for either a Cessna Citation Ultra or Citation Bravo. Winner must meet minimum requirements of multi engine and instrument rating with 1000 hours total time in order to enroll in the course. FlightSafety is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than 1.3 million hours of training each year to aviation professionals from 167 countries. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

  • MedAire’s Management of Inflight & Illness Training Course Scholarship - Value: $1,122
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    Recipient may elect to attend MedAire’s signature 1-day initial or recurrent e-learning training course which includes AED/CPR (Automated external defibrillator) training and certification, blood borne pathogens, aviation medicine, travel health, victim assessment, life-saving procedures and management of medical and traumatic emergencies. Courses are conducted at various locations around the globe - www.medaire.com
  • WCA Corporate Career Scholarship - Value: $2,000
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    The Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship is offered by the members and sponsors of Women in Corporate Aviation to any person pursuing professional development or career advancement in any job classification of corporate/business aviation. The award must be used toward a specific program of education. Suggested uses include (but are not limited to): Flight training, dispatcher training, maintenance training, corporate flight attendant training and upgrades in aviation education. The award cannot be used for general business course work. Scholarship will not be awarded to previous winners of Women in Corporate Aviation scholarships. If you are a pilot please submit copies of pilot licenses, medical and logbook pages with your application.

  • WCA Leadership Scholarship - Value: Up to $3,000
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    The WCA Leadership Scholarship is offered to assist individuals currently in the Corporate Aviation Industry with the costs of professional development toward careers in aviation management. The award may be used for the following: 1) NBAA Certified Aviation Manager Certification, 2) NBAA leadership conference, 3) NBAA PDP courses including SDPD, and others such as, Aviation Safety and Security training courses (USC Viterbi programs), or Aviation Management Certificate programs (ERAU).

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