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Chicago’s Leading Edge Scholarships

Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation are very pleased to announce that the 2017 scholarship applications!

  • Dispatch Scholarship– Recipient of the award will receive $500 toward the aviation dispatch written and practical exam. The recipient should demonstrate their desire to work in aviation dispatch, as well as proof of enrollment in a dispatch course.
  • Flight Training Scholarship– Recipient of the award will receive $1,000 to put toward flight training for private, instrument, commercial, multiengine or CFI ratings.
  • Membership Scholarship (3 Scholarships available)– Recipient of the award will receive a two-year membership to Women in Aviation International to encourage active membership in both WAI and Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter. The top three applicants will all receive the two-year membership to Women in Aviation International.
  • Future’s Unlimited Scholarship– Recipient of the award will receive $750 intended to cover conference registration, banquet, hotel, and airfare for one person to attend WAI’s 2018 Annual Conference in Reno, NV.
  • Paperless Pilot Scholarship– This award is for an iPad and a one-year subscription to ForeFlight.  The recipient will receive an iTunes gift card in the amount of $100 intended to cover the purchase of ForeFlight.  The iPad will be a refurbished 4th generation iPad WiFi + Cellular 16GB.
  • Cage Marshall Scholarship– A $500 credit toward Cage Marshall Consulting to be used for interview prep and resume review for a pilot seeking career advancement in the aviation field. Credit will be sufficient to cover the Interview Preparation Basic Package from Cage Marshall Consulting.

You can send in your applications via email OR mail.

Be sure to read How to Win a Scholarship for some great advice on getting the scholarship you really want!  Scholarships are a major part of the benefits of chapter membership and couldn’t be provided without the valuable donations of both time and money of our many volunteers and sponsors.  Thank you so much for your support! For more information on how to donate or participate in fundraising events, please click here.  Please click the links below to access the scholarship applications and instructions.  Chapter membership is required.  For more information on joining Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation, please click here.

Applicants can feel free to apply for all scholarships, however they are only eligible to win one.  The deadline for all scholarships is postmarked by postmarked by November 13th, 2017.  Good luck everyone!  Please email chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com for more information.

2016 Scholarships Winners

Dispatch Scholarship – Daylili Pahua

Flight Training Scholarship – Jodie Gawthrop

Membership Scholarships – Kathryn Brenner, Carolina Garcia and Taylor Klein

Future’s Unlimited Scholarship – Barb Buckner

Paperless Pilot Scholarship – Rosemarie Surette

Cage Marshall Scholarship – Alex Benedyk

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who applied as well as those who’s generous donations made it all possible!

For scholarship opportunities from other great organizations, please see the links below