WCA Scholarships

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–  2021 Fall Scholarships – 

We’re excited about our 2021 Fall Scholarships offerings!

Important Dates:

Scholarship Window Opens – July 29, 2021
Scholarship Window Closes – September 10, 2021
Winner Notification – September 25, 2021

Awards Ceremony – Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021
at WCA’s Annual Meeting of Members & Networking Event, NBAA, Las Vegas, NV


NOTE:  “In-Hand” (physical check) financial scholarships are available to U.S. Citizens or students in U.S. colleges or educational programs only, unless otherwise noted by the scholarship.  Scholarships that do not require “In-Hand” (physical check) finances, are open to all U.S. and Non-U.S. Citizens.



Dassault Falcon Jet Scholarship – Value: $1,000
Dassualt/Falcon would like to help a college student pursuing a career in corporate aviation. This Scholarship is open to all students in any degree program.

Standard Aero Aviation Scholarship – Value: $3,000
Sponsoring and supporting women seeking careers in aviation, this is open to everyone looking to
grow and enter corporate aviation.

Executive Jet Management Training Scholarship – Value: $5,000
Executive Jet Management (EJM) is very pleased to award a one-time 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.
EJM is providing a $5,000.00 financial scholarship to promote another amazing career in corporate aviation.

Universal Weather & Aviation Dispatcher Scholarship
The Universal Weather and Aviation Inc. hybrid FAA aircraft dispatcher course is comprised of two elements: self-pacedonline portion and a two-week classroom session. This course allows you to complete the majority of the courseworkonline over several months. Once you complete the online requirements and pass the FAA knowledge test, you will spendapproximately two weeks at our training facility in Houston, Texas, to complete the practical portion of your training. YourFAA Practical Test will be scheduled following the successful completion of the classroom session. Please plan on being inHouston a few extra days to complete the practical test.

There are no experience-based prerequisites for taking this course. Participants must be 23 years old, be able to read,write, speak and understand English, have a high school diploma or GED, and have a government-issued identification

Women In Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship – Value: $2,000
Funded by its membership, this award is for any person pursuing professional development or career advancement in any job classification of “corporate and/or business aviation”. The award must be used toward a specific program of education. Suggested uses include: Flight Training, Dispatcher Training, Maintenance Training, Corporate Flight Attendant Training and Leadership Training (i,e. NBAA CAM).The award cannot be used for general business course work.

The WCA Career Scholarship will not be awarded to a previous winner of the WCA Career scholarship within a 12-month period.

Women In Corporate Aviation Leadership Scholarship – Value: $1,500
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:

– NBAA Certified Aviation Manager Certification,
-NBAA leadership conference,
-NBAA PDP courses including SDPD, and others such as, Aviation Safety and Security
training courses (USC Viterbi programs), or Aviation Management Certificate programs (ERAU).



Aircare FACTS Emergency Training Flight Attendant Scholarship
Aircare FACTS Training has been an industry leader in crew member emergency procedures training for over four decades. Our human factors-based programs prepare flight attendants, pilots, flight engineers, and passengers in a variety of emergency scenarios. Aircare FACTS Initial and Recurrent programs are designed for cabin crew. In addition to emergency procedures and other aspects of cabin safety, our programs include CPR/AED/BBP certification and satisfy all requirements set forth in FAR 135.331. The winner of the Aircare FACTS Training Scholarship may enroll in any scheduled Aircare FACTS Initial or Recurrent program within 1 year of award.

Commercial 2 Corporate (C2C) Scholarship
Commercial 2 Corporate is offering E-learning module our new full module
VIP Flight Attendant Introduction, which includes the four online Modules:

-Introduction to Corporate Aircraft
–  Corporate Flight Attendant Role
– The CFA Interview Procedure
-All About Catering a VIP Aircraft

Please visit our website: https://c2ccrew.com

DaVinci InFlight Training Institute – The Culinary Experience, 5-Day Elite Scholarship
This elite level (advanced) culinary and skills training program is designed with hands-on interactive culinary training combined with instructor lectures, visual presentations, detailed manuals, handout materials, and all needed tools to successfully complete the lessons. Each class is taught in the state-of-the-art culinary lab in the trainDAVINCI Training Center.

DaVinci InFlight Training Institute – Emergency Recurrent 2-day / 2.5-day Scholarship
This Recurrent is going to be rigorous. While incorporating the elements of initial training, DaVinci has designed the recurrentprogram with the mission to challenge and expand your understanding of our professional safety and serviceresponsibilities. Be ready to command evacuation on land or ditching. Be aware of what it takes to complete your check listefficiently, while using motivational commands. We meet and exceed training expectations / parameters as established bythe FAA. When you trainDavinci, if you need to complete your bi-annual required AHA CPR/AED, join us at no additionalcost. While other aviation programs charge a premium of 300-500 dollars, we include this essential training for anyrecurrent candidate that needs it. Just let us know upon scheduling your training. Some home-study materials will be sentout via email prior to your recurrent. To maximize our time together in Ft. Lauderdale, please complete your home study materials prior to arrival.

Highlighted Learning Modules:
Evacuation Procedures (Land & Ditching)
Extended Overwater Operations
Dangerous Goods
Crew Resource Management
Crewmember Emergency Training
American Heart Association (AHA) CPR & AED*
Enhanced Medical Kits* & Telemedicine
Fire Identification, Fire Fighting
Aviation Weather (Wind Shear)
Basic Indoctrination
The Applicable Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs)
Surface Contamination [De-Icing Highlights]
Survival Equipment
Decompression / High-Altitude Operations
Security & Defined Threat Levels
First Aid / Illness / Primary Survey
Crew Member Incapacitation


VVIP International Inflight Training Scholarship
At VVIP students receive a 6 day in-flight Corporate Flight Attendant Training that includes Flight Attendant Service, Safety and On Jet Training. A one of a kind, in-flight service curriculum, that focuses on producing the highest standard of corporate and private flight attendants in the industry. We utilize domestic and international instructors and take our classrooms
into the sky onboard private aircrafts.



CAE Pilot Initial Scholarship
CAE, your worldwide training partner of choice is proud to award a scholarship for one Pilot In Command (PIC) type-ratingfrom the below program offerings to Women in Corporate Aviation. Upon successful completion of the pilot initial trainingcourse, the recipient will earn a PIC type-rating in the appropriate aircraft program.

• Cessna Citation Sovereign (CE-680 type designation) – New Jersey
• Cessna Citation Bravo or Ultra (CE-500 type designation) – Dallas
• Beechcraft King Air 350i (BE-300 type designation) – Dallas

The scholarship winner must, as a minimum, be a holder of a Private Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument-Airplane Rating. For this scholarship award, instrument skills are key to success. Before the type course the winner willreceive a Jeppesen Review and Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) course (approximately one (1) day in length) toprepare the winner for the type rating course. Prerequisites are required before attending the course that is awarded.

The prerequisites to qualify for this award are:
• 500 hours PIC
• 100 hours Multi Engine Land (airplanes) (MEL)
• 100 hours instrument (Instr)
The course length will depend upon program selection and will be conducted in Dallas, Texas or Morristown, New Jersey.The scholarship winner is responsible for all lodging and travel costs. This type rating has no cash value and is non-transferable.

The scholarship award must be started within one year of the scholarship award date.
(Scholarship value varies based on platform chosen)

Solairus Aviation Advanced Rating Scholarship – Value: $2,500
Statistics show that many women do not continue advancing in aviation after obtaining a Private Pilot License. This scholarship is to assist with advanced flight training at any level: Instrument, Commercial, Multiengine or ATP.
The scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens in college or current career professionals.



IS-BAO International Business Aviation Council Workshop Scholarship
This scholarship will allow the winner to attend the IS-BAH Fundamentals and Auditing workshops on a complimentary basis. At this time, the workshops are being presented online. If at some time in the future we are able to return to in person workshops, this scholarship will not include any travel costs. This scholarship does not include any costs associate with auditor accreditation or required auxiliary training that may be required is the winner should decide to apply to become an accredited auditor. Granting of the scholarship also does not imply that the winner is qualified to become an accredited auditor.

IS-BAH International Business Aviation Council Workshop Scholarship
This scholarship will allow the winner to attend the IS-BAO Fundamentals and Auditing workshops on a complimentary basis. At this time, the workshops are being presented online. If at some time in the future we are able to return to in person workshops, this scholarship will not include any travel costs. This scholarship does not include any costs associate with auditor accreditation or required auxiliary training that may be required is the winner should decide to apply to become an accredited auditor. Granting of the scholarship also does not imply that the winner is qualified to become an accredited auditor.

JetStream Aviation Law Scholarship
Michelle Wade & Lori McGee of Jetstream Aviation Law, PA are offering a $1000 scholarship to help any aspiring aviatorpursuing any aspect of corporate aviation. Michelle & Lori have been involved in the aviation industry for over 20 yearsand focus on acquisitions, financing and leasing transactions for corporate jets. They practice law in the District ofColumbia, Kansas and Missouri and are frequent speakers at Aviation conferences.

USC Viterbi Aviation Safety and Security Scholarship
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 the three-day Human Factors in Aviation Safety 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. http://Viterbi.usc.edu/aviation/aviation_cert_programs/aviation_safety_security.htm



Duncan Aviation, Inc. Aviation Maintenance Scholarship – Value: $2,000
• The award amount for the student scholarship will be $2,000
• The student scholarship will be awarded to a female student who is currently enrolled
in the Aviation Maintenance program at Lansing Community College
• The student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0

• The student must write an essay as part of the application process. The essay will convey the
student’s interest in aviation and what she hopes to do with a career in aviation following graduation

• The student must submit a letter of recommendation from one of her former or current teachers
or mentors which will also be a part of the application for the scholarship

• The recipient must participate in a formal in-person interview for the in the Duncan Aviation, Inc. scholarship program

• If there are no qualified students who have applied for the scholarship, Duncan Aviation
will be able to opt out of issuing a scholarship for that year and retain their funds

Gulfstream G500/G600 Maintenance Initial by Gulfstream & FlightSafety Int’l Scholarship
FlightSafety International and Gulfstream Aerospace sponsored 3 week Gulfstream G500/G600 MX Initial
at the FlightSafety Savannah Learning Center.

Viasat Technology/Maintenance Scholarship – Value: $1,000
Viasat is pleased to provide this scholarship to assist a college student with a that is attending a Part 147 school
and working on attaining an A&P certificate or Avionics related certificate.

You must be a member of WCA to apply for a scholarship.


Contact Us:

If you have questions, please email the Scholarship Coordinator, Jim Huntoon, Scholarship Coordinator, scholarships-wca@wca-intl.org or call +1 386-736-3379

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