Scholarship

Dare to Dream Scholarship Program

The Dare to Dream Scholarship Program, established in 2009, provides women of all backgrounds and ages the opportunity to pursue their dreams in the field of aviation. Each year a $3,000 award is given to a candidate seeking advanced training for an instrument or multiengine rating or a commercial or CFI certificate.

The program is one of many scholarships facilitated through Women in Aviation International (WAI), a nonprofit organization “dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.” WAI, with a membership of over 10,000, an active presence in many areas of the aviation industry, and extensive outreach programs, is able to award roughly $500,000-$700,000 in scholarships annually. Dare to Dream benefits from WAI’s large base of potential candidates, wealth of resources, and nonprofit status.

Since 2009, the Dare to Dream Scholarship Program has

  • Awarded over $41,000 worth of scholarship funds
  • Provided educational and mentoring opportunities for 13 scholarship recipients
  • Received over 100 applications each year
  • Received recognition in Alaska’s InFlight Magazine – Horizon Edition, May 2013

The success of Dare to Dream has been possible because of the generosity of family and friends. Please consider supporting this program as we raise funds for another $3,000 award. Any amount – $10, $20, $50, or more – is greatly appreciated! Contributions are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be emailed by Women in Aviation International.

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION HERE!

How to Apply

Recipients are selected based on their professional aspirations, commitment, and community involvement. Applicants are required to be WAI members and hold a Private Pilot certification. They must submit the official WAI application form, a letter of recommendation, essay, resume, and copies of relevant certificates. Detailed submission requirements are available on WAI’s website. Applications are due each November.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY! 
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 RECIPIENTS!


Helena Lind
pursuing Instrument Rating
Alyssa Harvey
pursuing Multi-Engine Rating
 

 MEET THE PREVIOUS REPICPIENTS

Stephanie Luongo
Stephanie Luongo
Instrument Rating
2010
Helen Ho
Helen Ho
Certified Flight Instructor
2011
Jenny McCartney
Jenny McCartney
Commercial Pilot Certificate
2012
LeAnne Gomez LeAnne Gomez
Commercial ASEL Add-on
2013
Elyse Hildebrandt-CooperElyse Hildebrandt-Cooper
Certified Flight Instructor
2013
Brenda AlarconBrenda Alarcon
Instrument Rating
2014
SusanTuddenhamSue Tuddenham
Citation X Type Rating
2014
Adriana Barragan Iberri
Commercial Pilot Certificate
2015
Cortes-photo Manuela Cortes
Instrument Rating
2015

Kloub-photo
Shahed Kloub
Commercial Pilot Certificate
2016

Quandt-photo
Lauren Quandt
 Instrument Rating
2016

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