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INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF WOMEN AIRLINE PILOTS SCHOLARSHIPS

 

ISA provides scholarship assistance for women whose goal is:
To become an airline pilot.

 

This scholarship assistance may take the form of ratings, type ratings, or other cash assistance deemed appropriate by the ISA Board of Directors.

 
Finalists for the ISA Airline Scholarship will be interviewed at the annual Women in Aviation conference.  
If unable to attend, interviews will be arranged prior to the conference in your hometown or domicile.

 

Please read and follow application instructions carefully. 

 

 ISA SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


November 1, 2017: WAI Membership deadline for airline scholarship applicants


November 13, 2017
Postmark deadline
for completed application packet

March 22 - 24, 2018
: Interviews for the airline scholarship conducted at Women in Aviation Conference or prior to the Conference in applicants hometown or domicile

March 24, 2018: Airline Scholarship
winners will be announced

 

 
 
 

The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21)
2018 Financial Scholarships (4)

 

The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) offers scholarships to promote the advancement of women in the world’s airline flight decks. ISA+21 will award three scholarships up to $5000  to women working to acquire a CFI, CFII or MEI certificate and up to $5000 for the David Mandot Memoriam CFI/CFII scholarship. Funds will be paid directly to the American Flyers Academy at their Addison TX, Pompano Beach, FL, or Morristown, NJ locations, an accredited college or university with an aviation curriculum, an aviation technical school, or government approved flight school. Training must be completed within one year of the award. One letter of recommendation must be from a pilot who has flown with you. Your resume should include all schools attended and degrees acquired. Candidates should list academic honors, scholarships, awards, leaderships, volunteerism, and special achievements.  

 

Applicants must be a woman with a current FAA medical. The appropriate written exams must be completed with a passing grade before scholarship dispersal. Candidates should provide details pertinent to any letters of inquiry from the FAA regarding any aircraft incidents and a list of all FAA check rides and their outcomes. Please include in your essay stating why you are in financial, as well as career, need of our scholarship.

 

LIMITATIONS:

  • Only one Financial and one Type Rating Award is allowed in a lifetime.
  • Applicants may apply as many times as they wish.
  • Applicants do not have to belong to ISA or WAI to apply for the financial scholarship.

      ISA FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21)
2018 Airline Type Rating Scholarships (2)

 

The International Society of Woman Airline Pilots (ISA+21) offers scholarships to promote the advancement of women in the world’s airline flight decks. ISA+21 will award two B737 or A320 type ratings valued at $10,000 each. The successful candidates will train for eight days with Flight Training International in Miami. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school and training must be completed within 18 months. One letter of recommendation must be from a pilot who has flown with you. Applicants must have an ATP, a minimum of 3000 hours total time including at least 500 multi-engine turbine, and a current first class medical certificate. Candidates should provide details pertinent to letters of inquiry from the FAA regarding any aircraft incidents or accidents and a list of all FAA check rides and their outcomes. Finalists will be interviewed at the annual Women in Aviation conference. The recipient is responsible for all travel, housing, and personal expenses during training. Hotel reservation assistance is available. Winners will be notified after the Women in Aviation conference.


LIMITATIONS:

  • Only one Financial and one Type Rating Award is allowed in a lifetime.
  • Applicants may apply as many times as they wish.
  • Applicants must join Women in Aviation wai.org by November 1, 2017 to apply.
  • ISA+21 members are welcome to apply.

ISA+21 AIRLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE COLLECTED BY WOMEN IN AVIATION

 

DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION July - November 13, 2017

 

 

WAI Scholarship Info

 

 

SELECTION FACTORS
Achievements... Attitude... Commitment... Dedication... Motivation
Reliability... Responsibility... Teamwork... Financial Need

Our winners goals must include: Being an airline pilot.

Pay attention to the "Violations" section and state if you do not have any—or clarify if you do!

Remember, we are ISA+21, a group of women airline pilots, giving these scholarships.
(Be careful not to thank WAI, a particular airline, or anyone else in your essay. Know who you are applying to!)

 

 

Secrets To Winning a Scholarship

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 ISA SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:


November 1, 2017: WAI Membership deadline for scholarship applicants


November 13, 2017
Postmark deadline for completed application packet


March 22 - 24, 2018
:
Interviews conducted at Women in Aviation Conference 
or prior to the Conference in applicants hometown or domicile

March 24, 2018:
Winners will be announced
Note: We do not announce at WAI because it is cost prohibitive.
Phone calls are the initial notification method,
followed by a letter of congratulations.


We passed the $1 Million Mark a Few Years Back... Congratulations, Ladies!

 

PAST WINNERS

 
Thank you letters, as well as membership in ISA+21, are encouraged and appreciated!
We hope you keep us updated on your progress, and join us when you meet the qualifications!
 
Thank you letters and membership in ISA are encouraged and appreciated.
 

Scholarship Awards

 

1988

Elizabeth Logan

Shelly Lee Shallenbert

 

 

1989

Mary Trusler UAL retired

Lanita Edualds

Priya Naniwadekar

 

 

1990

Betsy Stanga

Kathy Mitel

 

 

1991

Kristi Soli

Robin Gainey

Janey Gown

Paige “Kelly” (McDermott) Davies UAL

Renee Gosselin

Ingrid Tamme Air Canada

 

 

1992

Gay Williams

 

1993

Wendy Grim

Jennifer Stark

Kathleen Vietros

Linda Martin

 

1994

Dawn Criddle

Denise Egglestone Air Canada Dispatcher

Isabelle Villier de Boves

Airline

Julie Chapleau

Karen Arendt

Susan Tworek-Ferguson

Tiffany Tokar-Vlasek

 

 

1995

Renee Burger

Donata Hunt

Airline

Dawn Beecher

Kathleen Vietoris  DAL

Erin Kindall

Laura TePoel

 

 

1996

Tracy Leonard Net Jets

Kathryn Hansen AA

Jennifer Muellner SkyWest

Stephanie Fryer

Airline

Victoria Doyle

Roberta (Paulet) Stanford UAL captain

Angelica Smith

Michelle Rinalta



1996 Scholarship Winners

 

 

1997

Beverly Jane Christensen

Sarah Davis

Allison Devereaux-Naumman

Thalia Roxanne Diamantopolous SWA

Elizabeth A.L. Huie

Lisa Kooima

Aleah Longshore-Farmer Piedmont

Vickey McLendon

Airline

Jennifer Neal Davis UAL

Patricia Jimenez AA

Tammy Sue Moore

Kimberly Grennan AK

 

 

1998

Kristine Gentry

Laura Smith SWA

Neely Weaver

Nancy Imamura

Patrice Gapen

Airline

Alison Devereau Naumman

Karen Smith 

Christine Condon

Berndette Hayward

Melany Dennis

 

1999

Nicole Kegel

Brandi Bertrand

Pam Scott

Sylvie Demoulin

Erin McCoy FedEx

Alison Blair

Airline

Kristin Cooper

Kara Smith

Heather Meyers

Lee Gaw

 

2000

Mary Bell

Carin Counihan

Mary Ann Dach

Cheryl Davis

Jennifer Edmunds

Jayne Fogarty

Devyn Everett Qatar

Lori Harvey Air Georgian

Jannifer Blackeney Howren

Theresa Jacobsen

Mary Jo Kiggins

Christy Miller

Suzette Umphrey

Airline

Katherine Wallace SWA

Korena Davis SWA

Shannon Baldridge

Kandy Cassano-Bernskoetter FedEx

Dimi Dimitrova

 

2001

Amitra Pereira

Monika Garg

Amber Roe

Renee Woolcock

Cory Lawrence

Renee Whitton

Victoria Kyle

Mia Marie Carroll

Marie Caroline Londgren

Elizabeth Starke SkyWest

Mary C Allen

Joan F Kozdeba

2001

Melinda McClure

Linda Wiekhorst

Carolyn O’Meara

 

2002

Lexie (Baker) Stolen

Amy Kay Gray

Amy Lynn Linebaugh

Melissa McKinely

Kathleen Moss

Christine Juip

Eric Schmidt

Jennifer Stanzd

Clarice Young

Kristin Holby

Hiroko Peltzer

Airline

Jill Schilmoeller FedEx

Theresa Jacobsen

Kristin McMachon

Suzette Umphrey

 

2003

Kelly Jamieson  Air Canada

Lara Zook

Sheila Mabbitt  JetBlue

Amirta Pereira

Jeanne Deaver  AK

Miranda Hill

Emily Leapold

Lisa Cebulla

Airline

Cheryl Konter  FedEx

Stacey Ceton

Annie Williams

Courtney Hamel

Donna Miller  AA

Wenyu Fu  FedEx

 

2004

Courtney Mautz

2005

Michille Bassanesi

Laura Conover  DAL

Carin Counihan

Suzanne Swim

Angela Nagel

Airline

Paula Gailey

Gina LaBella

Melinda Carter

Penny Leabo

Michelle McCart

 

2006

Cheryl Casillas

Melissa Christensen

Deb Price

Rachel Thomas

Airline

Doris Gatewood

Jenna Halsey

Susan Kendrick  FedEx

Laura McCoy

 

2007

Erin Swanson 

Michelle Bassanesi

Suzanne Swim

Becky Roman-Amador

Airline

Molly Boss  FedEx

Hollya Beaty

Kristina Huffman AK



2008 Scholarship

2008 scholarship continued

2008

Jessica Boring
Deena Sveinsson  regional?
Erika Walker  AK
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Kathleen Veatch
Caroline Kolasa  Jazz Airlines
Jennifer Meiners
___

Christi Dobelli  AA
Suzanne Swim

 
Scholarship winners 2008

2009

Becky Roman-Amador
Kelli Johnson
Aleah Longshore-Farmer  Piedmont
Christi Dobelli AA
Tiffany Hennigan
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Yuko Hasegawa
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Amy Weitzel
Keiko Ito

2010
Sarah Mundahl
Mikhael Madello  AA
(Pictured on top of this post)

2011
Robyn Hinnant  SkyWest
Michele McVenes
(Danielle Spiewak)
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Kali Harvey  AK
Natalie Kasak
Kizna King
Shanda Mullins
Melissa Ward-Culp

2013
Leja Noe  DAL (couldn’t accept)
Erin Sattler
1st runnerup:
Arshdeep “Vicky” Kaur  ExpressJet
Christine Hamilton- Rector AA
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Kelly Fisher
Sarah Wells

2014
Joan Schaffer  UAL
Maggie Eickhoff  DAL
Maureen Hallacy  UAL
Arlynn (Saenz) Sturdivant 

2015

Lenka Kubina

Tanya Kletke

Connie Nicholson

Jennifer Johnson

 

2016

Inga Chalmers-Daggart  SkyWest

Emma Farley  UAL

Carrie Regamey 

Diane Helly  SkyWest/SWA

2017
Kama Arseneaux  SkyWest
Camila Turrieta  Republic
Ming Tran Nielsen  Air Wisconsin
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Jayden Lancaster
Macy Cupp
Lydie Szkatula
Erin Johnston
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Brenda Nava


We passed the $1 Million Mark a Few Years Back... Congratulations, Ladies!

 
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