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2019 Scholarship RECIPIENTS

We raise scholarship money and have donated over $1 Million to women aspiring to be airline pilots. 

For our requirements and "How to Apply," go to Scholarship in our main menu!

Current Numbers Worldwide Women Airline PIlots

Scholarship Winners Over the Years

Financial Scholarships
$5000 Financial Scholarship
  • Aubrey Hagens of Everett, WA
  • Madchen Petry of Council Bluffs, IA
  • Charnel Walls of Norman, OK
  • Megan Whittard of Chandler, AZ

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Aubrey Hagens

Aubrey Hagens - Scholarship Recipient 2019

Aubrey is currently working for a small flight school in Seattle, Washington as a flight instructor (CFI, CFII, and MEI). She obtained her degree in finance and worked as an accountant before deciding she wanted a better office view. She says that being a pilot challenges her every day; and as a result has made her more confident, fulfilled, and excited about life. She will be using the scholarship to continue pursuing her dreams.

Madchen Petry

Madchen Petry - Scholarship Recipient 2019

Madchen is currently attending the University of Nebraska. She has juggled 2 part time jobs throughout her schooling in order to pay for school herself. She has maintained over a 3.5 GPA while serving as Student President of Alpha Eta Rho and Treasurer at her local Women in Aviation chapter.

Charnell Walls

Charnell Walls - Scholarship Recipient 2019

Charnell is currently finishing her Bachelor of Science in Aviation from the University of Oklahoma. Although the holds an associates degree in both accounting and chemistry, she returned to school after a 22 year hiatus to pursue professional pilot training. This dedicated former flight attendant and mom has been working 2 jobs as a student employee while serving as President of her local Women in Aviation Organization and Vice President of the Sooner Air Traffic Control Association.

Megan Whittard

Megan Whittard - Scholarship Recipient 2019

Megan is currently working on her Masters in Aviation Management and Human Factors concurrently with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Management Technology from Arizona State University. She will obtain her BS in May 2019 and will finish her MS in May 2020. As an overachieving student and motivated pilot, her GPA is 4.0.

Type Ratings

We selected six women to interview with us for our two 737/A320 Type Rating Scholarships. The interviewees were so qualified that we chose three:

Jamie Swihart (Captain Sky West)
DeAnne Powers (Captain GoJet Airlines)

Katrina Gilson (Captain Sky West)

Congratulations, ladies!

Click here for scholarship information and to download the application.
Contact our Scholarship Chair at if you have any questions

ISA+21 is the largest donor in the world of advanced flight scholarships for women