Blackburn Northwest Flight Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$60,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

November 12

Thursday
Awarded By:

Women in Aviation, International

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Six awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a female.
  4. Must be a legal resident of Washington, Oregon, or Idaho.
  5. Must have obtained a student pilot certificate and provide a copy of the certificate.
  6. Must use the scholarship for any category, class, or phase of flight certification training including light-sport, recreational, private, and relevant ratings, including instrument, multiengine, commercial, and airline transport professional.
  7. Must be a member of Women in Aviation, International (WAI) by Nov. 1, and that membership must remain current through March. Please note: Both men and women are eligible to join WAI.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. women who have obtained a student pilot certificate and plan to pursue further flight training (may be any category, class, or phase of flight certification training). Applicants must be residents of Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Application requirements for the Blackburn Northwest Flight Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Aviation documents
Additional Information: All scholarships, unless otherwise noted, will be awarded at the Annual International Women in Aviation Conference. Attendance at the conference is not required to receive a scholarship, but it is encouraged. Please note: Students may only receive one scholarship per year.

Award Amount: $10,000 annually, non-renewable. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school of the recipient's choice and must be used within 12 months of the award. Recipients must send a short email each month of less than 300 words to the Blackburn family describing their previous month's flight highlights, a copy of flight logbook pages, and expense summary until the $10,000 is used.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $60,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, November 12, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, November 12, 2020

Applications are available on the Women in Aviation, International (WAI) website. A complete application packet must include three stapled sets of the following (one original and two copies): a completed application form; two recommendation letters of one page each; a 500-word typed, descriptive essay; a professional resume; and copies of all aviation licenses and medical certificates, and the last three pages of the applicant's pilot logbook, if applicable. Please note: The descriptive essay and resume should address the topics listed online at www.wai.org/education/guidelines.cfm. A separate application packet must be submitted for each scholarship for which the student wishes to apply. Students may apply for a maximum of two scholarships per year. Application packets must be submitted online or sent to the address provided and be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Donna Wallace
Address: 3647 State Road 503 S. West Alexandria, Ohio 45381

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