2023 Scholarships

We are excited to announce this year’s scholarships!  This year we will be offering four $1,500 awards:

2- $1,500 Flight Training
1- $1,500 Maintenance
1- $1,500 School Tuition

You must be a member of WAI and Chicago’s Leading edge chapter by October 1, 2023.  Applications are attached and are due by October 12, 2023.  Don’t forget to check out all the scholarships offered by Women in Aviation International on their website.  You can apply for two with Chicago’s Leading edge and win one AND apply for three and win one from National as well.

• Flight Training Scholarship Application
• Aviation Maintenance Scholarship Application
• Aviation Business Scholarship Application

Best of luck!
Chicago’s Leading Edge
Women in Aviation International


Congratulations 2022 Scholarship Winners!

  • FLIGHT TRAINING – Jamaecca Parcero 
  •  Leyre Kennedy


2021 Scholarships – Due October 12, 2021

The deadline for 2021 scholarships has passed.

Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation 2021 Scholarships:

  • Aviation Business Scholarship – Recipient of the award will receive $1­­500 to put toward their books and tuition pertaining to aviation business studies at a college or university for the 2020-21 year.
  • Aviation Maintenance Scholarship – Recipient of the award will receive $1,500 to put toward aviation maintenance for aircraft, engine, or avionics training.
  • Flight Training Scholarship – Recipient of the award will receive $1,500 to put toward flight training for private, instrument, commercial, multi-engine or CFI ratings.

Send completed application to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com prior to October 12, 2021.

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 2023 scholarships has passed.  Good luck everyone!  Please email chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com for more information.

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

Congratulations 2021 Scholarship Winners!

  • FLIGHT TRAINING – Delaney Johnson