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Volume 9, Number 7 August 2, 2008     

WAI offers new scholarships
Women in Aviation International (WAI) is offering new scholarships this year, bringing the total to 53 separate
scholarships worth more than $310,000 to be awarded at its February 2009 annual conference.

“It would be wrong to think that WAI’s scholarships are just for college-bound members,” said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “Many of our scholarships are for members thinking of a career change to aviation or to add a particular license or rating. Age is not a factor in awarding any particular scholarship. By the way, neither is gender. To apply for a scholarship, you need only be a WAI member.”

Among scholarships to be offered for the first time are:

  • The Sporty’s Foundation Scholarship—Two $5,000 scholarships for small aircraft maintenance technicians
    to earn a recreational pilot certificate.
  • Flo Irwin Memorial Scholarship—A $1,000 scholarship to a junior or senior woman majoring in aviation management with the intent to start her own aviation business after graduation.
  • O.D. Clemmer Memorial Scholarship—A $3,000 scholarship to be used to earn a private pilot certificate.
  • The Michele Marks-McCormick Memorial Seaplane Scholarship—A $1,500 scholarship for a private pilot to add a seaplane rating.
  • WAI Connecticut Chapter Engineering Scholarship—A $500 scholarship to pursue an engineering career in the aerospace industry.

For more information and instructions how to apply, visit www.WAI.org.

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