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We have passed the $1.3 Million Mark! Congratulations, Ladies!

ISA provides scholarship assistance for women whose goal is to become an airline pilot. This scholarship assistance has taken the form of ratings, type ratings, and other career assistance.

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


Scholarship applications must be signed and postmarked by November 12, 2018.

Scholarship application materials should be mailed to: WAI Scholarships, 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381.

Contact Scholarship Coordinator
Donna Wallace by email or call 937-839-4647 with any additional questions. Or Karen Guadagni with questions specific to ISA+21. Remember, it is ISA+21 providing the scholarship, not Women in Aviation.


Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation International by November 1, 2018.

Interviews for the airline scholarship conducted at the Women in Aviation  Conference March 14-16, 2019 or prior to the conference in applicants hometown or domicile.

Winners will be notified after the WAI conference at the Long Beach Convention Center.
The conference ends March 16, 2019.



The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) 
2019 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.
The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) 
2019 Airline Type Rating Scholarships (2)

 
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 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. We require 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 in March.
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, 2018 to apply.
ISA+21 members are welcome to apply.

ISA+21 Airline Scholarship Applications are collected by Women in Aviation

 

ISA Financial Scholarship Application

2019 Scholarship Type Rating Application


Tips and Information:

Scholarship Tips by Karrie Bowden (off the F.A.S.T. Facebook page)


Ten Tips For A Winning Scholarship

Selection Factors:


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

Our winners' goals must include: Desire to be 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... not WAI, a particular airline, or any other entity. 
(Be careful in
your essay, as we often have applicants thanking someone else.)
Tell the people writing your recommendation letter that you are applying to ISA+21.
(Again, it is often a letter that applies to some group other than ISA+21)
Know who you are applying to, please!

Our members, friends, and caring donors have donated the money we use for scholarships.
We use the Women in Aviation conference for the interviews and to apply.
Women in Aviation does not contribute money for our scholarships—in fact, we pay thousands of dollars to use their website, have a booth, an interview room, and hotels.
We believe it is worth the extra cost to reach more women applicants!

"Our goal for the type rating scholarship is to choose women who need that last piece of the puzzle to get the major airline job within a year. If you are turned down, it is not because we didn’t love you, but because we want you to have everything else in place (hours, degree, PIC, etc.). Please apply again! If you already have an equivalent type rating, we don’t believe it will help you more to have another one.
Sometimes we think you are so qualified and ready for the majors that you don’t need us… you are there."


WAI Scholarships Change Lives

Current Numbers Worldwide Women Airline PIlots

Scholarship Winners of ISA

Our members can see more detailed information about the women who have been awarded over the years and where they are now.

2018 Scholarship Newsletter page

Scholarships Winners Over the Years