WCA Scholarship

Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) is offering the following scholarships for 2018. 

Scholarship Rules and Regulations

  • Applications must include a 500-word essay, two letters of recommendation, certificates, transcripts, resumes, and other docs (will vary depending on the scholarship you’re applying for)
  • WCA is not responsible for housing, transportation or other associated fees
  • Many of the scholarship offerings also do not cover travel and expenses. As a winner of any scholarship, you are responsible for your own travel expenses and conference fees if you decided to attend the conference.
  • The awards must be used within one calendar year

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

If you are interested in donating or becoming a scholarship sponsor, please reach out to our scholarship committee: scholarships-wca@wca-intl.org


Scholarships Open to Public (CLOSED)

1. New FlightSafety International Paris Training Scholarship for European Based Cabin Crew 

This scholarship is a 4-day Corporate Cabin Crew Initial training,  which includes ground school, water, fire and evacuation drills and 1/2-day culinary course.  Applicants need not be members of WCA to apply.

This course will be of interest to experienced cabin attendants with previous training.

Requirements Include: 

  • European Based Crew
  • Career Professionals
  • Flight Attendants
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • 1 Page Essay
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 500-word essay

The award will be presented at the 4thEBAA European Cabin Service Conference on September 27th& 28th, 2018.

The scholarship application window will be open from June 1 thru July 31, 2018

** The winner will be responsible for all associated travel expenses. For more information and application, please contact:

Corinne McCune: scholarships-wca@wca-intl.org
Sharon Gulino: InternationalLiaison@wca-intl.org 

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Scholarships Open to Members Only (CLOSED)

1. New FlightSafety International Paris Training Scholarship for European Based Cabin Crew 

This scholarship is a 4-day Corporate Cabin Crew Initial training,  which includes ground school, water, fire and evacuation drills and 1/2-day culinary course.  Applicants need not be members of WCA to apply.

This course will be of interest to experienced cabin attendants with previous training.

Requirements Include: 

  • European Based Crew
  • Career Professionals
  • Flight Attendants
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • 1 Page Essay
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 500-word essay

The award will be presented at the 4thEBAA European Cabin Service Conference on September 27th& 28th, 2018.

The scholarship application window will be open from June 1 thru July 31, 2018

** The winner will be responsible for all associated travel expenses. For more information and application, please contact:

Corinne McCune: scholarships-wca@wca-intl.org
Sharon Gulino: InternationalLiaison@wca-intl.org 

2.  Aircare FACTS Training Scholarships – Value:  $4,925

This five-day initial or two-day recurrent emergency procedures training for business aviation crewmembers is available at any of 50-plus Aircare FACTS Training programs throughout the United States. The initial training is divided into two-day indoctrination/galley safety and service training and three-day Aircare FACTS initial emergency procedures training. All training meets FAR Part 135 requirements, industry best practices and IS-BAO standards.

3.  CAPS Aviation FAR 135.331 – Crewmember Emergency Training – Value:  Class Cost $525

This training is required for all crewmembers on each aircraft type, model, and configuration, each crewmember, and each kind of operation conducted, as appropriate for each crewmember and the certificate holder. FAR 135.331 Emergency training is subdivided into three groups: 1). General Emergency Training, 2). Emergency Situation Training and 3). Emergency Drill Training  This training also includes the requirements of G550 Evacuation Crewmember Training. Training meets all applicable regulations for emergency procedures training as required under CFR Parts 91, 125, 135, JAR OPS1, IS-BAO standards. Certificates of training are issued for one year.

4. In-Flight Cooking Master Class by Art of Cooking, Las Vegas – Value $1000 

Art of Cooking provides exceptional catering services for any event imaginable. At Art of Cooking, we prioritize quality, creativity, personal attention and service excellence. Whether it’s an intimate, private dinner for two or a corporate themed event for thousands, Art of Cooking offers delectable indulgences that are presented artistically and made with only the finest ingredients crafted to make every bite a taste sensation.

Whatever the event or occasion, we will work with you every step of the way to design a menu that suits your needs and renders your event a success.  This 2-Day Master Chef cooking class is offered in Las Vegas, NV. Winner is responsible for all travel expenses.

5. DaVinci Inflight Training Institute – Value $4,775.00

5- Day course in Culinary Elite training program.

DaVinci Inflight Training Institute helps corporate flight attendants and operations create an inflight experience that ensures greater passenger safety and satisfaction.

Daily modules designed with hands-on interactive culinary training combined with instructor lecture, visual presentations, detailed manuals, handout materials and all needed tools to successfully complete the lessons. Each class is taught by aviation industry expert, Paula Kraft, and conducted in the state-of-the art culinary lab in the trainDAVINCI institute.

Applicants can either choose from the “New to Industry Culinary Program” or “Culinary Elite Program”.  For more information, please visit www.davincitraininginstitute.com

6. Executive Jet Management Training Scholarship – Value:  $2,000 

Executive Jet Management 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.

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.


7. NEW OFFERING *** FlightSafety International Hawker 800XP Pro Line 21 Type Rating Scholarship – Value: $36,200 

FlightSafety International is pleased to support the efforts of Women in Corporate Aviation. FlightSafety will provide a type rating scholarship for the Hawker 800XP Pro Line 21. Training for this aircraft will be held in Wilmington, DE.

Winner must meet minimum requirements of multi engine and instrument rating with 1000 hours total time in order to enroll in the course.

8. NEW OFFERING *** Jack Brown Seaplane Rating, Sponsored by Tropic Ocean Airways – Value:  $1,500 

Requirements to include:

  • Possessing at least 250 hours of flight time
  • Possess a FAA Commercial Pilot License
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Veterans encouraged
  • Online Application (required)
  • 500 Word Essay (required)
  • How does flying seaplanes fit in to your personal story and steer your future as an aviation professional?
  • How can Tropic Ocean Airways help you get to where you want to be?
  • 100 Word Additional regarding volunteer work or community outreach
  • Resume (required)
  • Copies of pilot and medical certificates (required)
  • Copies of the last 2 pages of their logbook (required)
  • Jack Brown Seaplane School
  • A check will be sent directly to the school for training once your invoiced
  • Up to $1,500 toward seaplane rating at Jack Brown Base
  • Address: 2704 Us Highway 92, Winter Haven, FL 33881

The following is the description of the ASES course at Jack Brown’s take from their website.

SINGLE ENGINE SEA COURSE – ESTABLISHED IN 1963

The single engine sea rating takes two full days to complete. Florida weather permits us to fly most of the time; however, high winds, heavy rain and fog can affect the schedule. The course involves an hour and a half of ground instruction, five hours of flight instruction, the oral exam, check ride and Examiner’s fee. Within that time frame you will be given instruction in basic water handling, including idle, plow and step taxi procedures. Next you will be shown how to properly execute a normal takeoff and landing from the water.

The student will then progress to the more advanced maneuvers including crosswind, rough water and glassy water techniques. Also covered will be maximum performance procedures and emergency operation. Next, we will demonstrate docking and sailing (you’ll be surprised how well it sails).

Your training will begin with a detailed ground school and preflight. The first lesson will also include basic air work, including slow flight and stalls.

All training will be done as prescribed under the FAA practical test standards for seaplanes. An FAA flight test will be conducted at the completion of your training. When the standards have been met, then an FAA certificate with the seaplane rating will be issued. An Examiner will be available.

Most current land plane pilots have no difficulty with the transition to floats. If it appears that additional flight instruction is needed, you will be told ahead of time. Additional time after the five hours will be given at the hourly rate for the aircraft. It is a good idea to be current with your flying when you arrive to train.

Tropic Ocean Airways is the largest Seaplane Operator in the Eastern United States. We operate late model, glass cockpit, Cessna Caravan EX aircraft (both amphibious and wheeled) around Florida, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Northeast US and beyond. Services we provide include private charter, scheduled service, cargo, and yacht services. We are a fast-paced company on the rise looking for the right candidates to help us grow. 

9. NEW OFFERING *** KAL Aviation Services Ltd. Maintenance Technician Training – Value: $1,000 

KAL Aviation is a maintenance management company, offering expertise of over 30 years in business aircraft operations and aircraft maintenance management based in Farnborough in the UK.

This scholarship is for those seeking training in aviation maintenance technician careers. Please state your expected (conservative) estimates of travel expenses to attend NBAA BACE along with your essay. Some may be covered by the sponsor.

10. MedAire’s “Management of Inflight Illness & Injury Initial or Recurrent Training” Course Attendance For One Person– Value: $1,200

The recipient of this 2018 Women in Corporate Aviation training scholarship will be eligible for attendance at one of MedAire’s signature “Management of Inflight Illness & Injury Training” courses.  During the one-day class, the student will learn to recognize symptoms, how to stabilize others during a medical event, and they will receive certification in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use.  They will also be taught about blood borne pathogens, aviation medicine, travel health, victim assessment ,and management of medical and traumatic emergencies.

MedAire training courses are held at many global locations – see www.medaire.com for current training dates/locations and watch for the 2019 schedule to be posted soon.

Travel expenses to training class will be the responsibility of the recipient.  This scholarship will be valid for one year from the date of issue.

11.  Signature Flight Support Leadership Scholarship – Value:  $1,000

Signature Flight Support Corporation is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to support a woman 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), NBAA CAM, PDP or SEBA Programs, Aviation Management degree, flight training, dispatcher training, maintenance training, corporate flight attendant training, and upgrades in aviation education.

12.  Susan Friedenberg Corporate Flight Attendant Training – Value:  $4,400

What we offer in our four-day training program is the day to day job responsibilities of a business aviation flight attendant.

Our training program is an extensive training that focuses on developing and honing the skills and tools needed by today’s corporate aviation flight attendant. It covers in great detail the standard operating procedures that are utilized by most corporate aviation flight departments in the US. It is a training that encompasses everything needed to break into this elite industry in an educated and very professional manner. This is a strong comprehensive and informative training that has proven to be very successful in educating people and aiding them in finding work within business aviation.

13. Universal Weather and Aviation Dispatch Scholarship (2 offerings) – Value: $3,695 

The Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Aircraft Dispatcher Course is offered in an online/classroom format.

The hybrid course is comprised of two elements: a four-month (17 week) self-paced online portion that can begin at any time and must be completed prior to arriving for the onsite session at Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Headquarters located in Houston, Texas. Please plan on being in Houston a few extra days to complete your practical examination.

There are no experience-based prerequisites for taking this course. You must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English, have a high school diploma or GED, and have government-issued identification showing you are at least 21 years old (students must be at least 23 years old to take the practical examination). Students also require online access via any web enabled device.

Some of the course topics are:

  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Navigation and Aircraft Navigation Systems
  • Air Traffic Control Procedures
  • Communications
  • Abnormal and Emergency Procedures
  • Aircraft Systems and Performance
  • Practical Dispatch Applications


14. Women In Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship – Value:  $2,500 

Women In Corporate Aviation (WCA) is celebrating our 25thyear anniversary and we are offering the “Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship” funded by its members and sponsors, to 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.

15. Women In Corporate Aviation Leadership Scholarship – Value:  Up to $4,000 (may be less). Sponsored in part by The Home Depot Aviation Department

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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