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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – October 2, 2015 – Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA), the premier non-profit mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation, has announced its 2016 Spring Scholarships, which include $7,000 in leadership, training and certification opportunities. WCA members are encouraged to apply by January 5.

“One of the many benefits of membership in Women in Corporate Aviation is the ability to grow and learn so that each of us can give back to the industry,” said WCA President Stacey Kotrla. “Our popular scholarship programs help our members increase their skills and so they can do just that.”

Remember you must be an active member to apply. Many of the scholarship offerings do not cover travel and expenses. That includes the WAI 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:

Important Dates

  • Oct 2 - Scholarship application window opens
  • Jan 5 - Scholarship application deadline
  • Feb 5 - Scholarship winners notified

Women in Corporate Aviation Spring Scholarships

Scholarship recipients will be notified on February 5. The awards ceremony will be held on March 11th during the 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference.

WCA scholarship rules and information:

·       Applicants must be current, dues-paying WCA members. To join or renew your WCA membership, visit:

·       Members may apply for a MAXIMUM of 2 scholarships.

·       Log into 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


About Women in Corporate Aviation - WCA is a premier 501(C)(3) non-profit premier mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation. Providing networking, mentoring, scholarships and educational opportunities for current and future corporate/business aviation professionals, WCA offers individual and corporate memberships.


  • USC Aviation Safety and Security Scholarship - Value: up to $2,250

    The USC Viterbi Aviation Safety and Security Scholarship is offered to a woman with demonstrated interest in aviation safety or management in corporate or business aviation. This award is for the cost of tuition of any course offering by the USC Viterbi Aviation Safety and Security program. Who should apply: safety managers, training, flight department and maintenance managers and supervisors, pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers and schedulers.

  • ATI International Flight Procedures Training Scholarship - Value: $1,700


    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, ATI’s 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. ATI’s 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 Inspector’s Handbook 8900.1.

  • WCA Corporate Career Scholarship - Value: $2,000

    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. Additionally, this scholarship will be run through Women in Aviation International (WAI), please provide your WAI member number in your application.

  • Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation Scholarship - Value: $1,000

    Dassault Falcon is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to support a woman seeking to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in an aviation-related field. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, fluent in English and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in her most recent year of schooling. Applicant should submit two letters of recommendation, copies of flight logs if applicable, resume, and a one-page essay detailing her current educational status, and what she hopes to achieve by pursuing a degree in aviation and her aspirations in the field.

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