The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM), a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 to support and promote women in the aviation maintenance industry, is offering multiple scholarships with an application deadline of November 1, 2018.
The AWAM scholarship program was established in 2002 and through the generosity of corporate sponsors and private donors, the association is offering more than $150,000 worth of scholarships for maintenance training, testing, tooling, and cash awards. Scholarships are open to applicants of any gender, unless otherwise stated. They are available both to technicians that already hold an A&P and are working in the industry and to students that are enrolled in part 147 A&P schools. Some scholarships for current students include Airbus Americas Scholarship with an estimated value of $5,000; a Delta Air Lines Initial Maintenance Training/POT Scholarships with an estimated value of $6,000; and three Abaris Training Scholarships with an estimated value of $9,180. More scholarships are available to those who already hold an A&P and are working in the field. These include a Bombardier Aerospace Maintenance Training Course Scholarship for a 10-day Challenger 300-350 initial, worth approximately $14,700; and two jetBlue Airways Maintenance Scholarships worth $6,400.00 and many more.
Once all applications have been received by November 1, 2018, selections will be made. Scholarships will be awarded at a special banquet on March 16, 2019, during the Women in Aviation International conference in Long Beach, Calif. Applicants must be active members of AWAM; to join online please visit the AWAM website here.
The scholarship flyers, application link, and a tutorial video are available here.