2023 Scholarships

Scholarships 2023 – Applications now closed

This year, WAI Australian Chapter is delighted to offer our members the opportunity to apply for a range of scholarships with a combined value of over $45,000.

Any WAI Australian Chapter current financial members (this includes any new financial member between now and the application closing date) who meets the eligibility and/or suitability of the application requirements may apply. All applicants must also be a current financial member of Women in Aviation International (https://www.wai.org/).

Each scholarship may have slightly different criteria. Please take the time to assess the application eligibility using the link below.

Applicants must also be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants can apply for a maximum of two separate scholarships. Previous winners are not eligible to apply for any scholarship they have been awarded in the last three years.

2023 Scholarship Offerings Guide

Application Eligibility

Advanced Flight Theory ATPL Aeroplane Theory Course Package Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member complete an ATPL aeroplane theory course package with Nathan Higgins at Sunshine Coast Airport. Full-time subjects include Navigation, Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems, Performance and Loading, Flight Planning

Distance Learning Subjects: Meteorology, Human Factors, Air Law. All CPL theory examinations must have been previously completed. The value of the scholarship provided is $5885. To learn more about Advance Flight Training head to https://advancedflighttheory.com.au/

 

Advanced Flight Theory ATPL Helicopter Theory Course Package Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member complete an ATPL helicopter theory course package with Nathan Higgins at Sunshine Coast Airport. Full-time subjects include Navigation, Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems, Performance and Loading, Flight Planning

Distance Learning Subjects: Meteorology, Human Factors, Air Law. All CPL theory examinations must have been previously completed. The value of the scholarship provided is $4870. To learn more about Advance Flight Training head to https://advancedflighttheory.com.au/

Advanced Flight Theory CPL Helicopter Theory Course Package Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member complete a CPL helicopter theory course package with Nathan Higgins at Sunshine Coast Airport. Full-time subjects include Aircraft General Knowledge, Aerodynamics, Flight Rules and Air Law, Human Factors, Meteorology, Navigation, Operations, Performance and Planning. Prerequisite of PPL theory. The value of the scholarship provided is $5885. To learn more about Advance Flight Training head to https://advancedflighttheory.com.au/

 

Australian Society of Air Safety Investigators Full or Associate Membership Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member in achieving their commendable aviation endeavour in the field of Air Accident Investigation and/or Aviation Safety Management by providing a Full or Associate Membership to the Australian Society of Air Safety Investigators (ASASI). This award is aimed towards WAI Australian Chapter members who have existing experience in Aircraft Accident Investigation/Aviation Safety Management Experience who will be eligible to meet the ASASI membership requirements. This is a joint scholarship and will be automatically awarded to the recipient of the Southpac scholarship so a separate application is not required.  For more information about ASASI head to https://www.asasi.org/

 

Australian Society of Air Safety Investigators Student Membership Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member in achieving their commendable aviation endeavour in the field of Air Accident Investigators and/or Aviation Safety Management by providing a Student Membership to the Australian Society of Air Safety Investigations (ASASI). The value of the scholarship provided is $80. For more information about ASASI head to https://www.asasi.org/.

 

FlyOnE Learn to Fly Scholarship

This award is designed to financially assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member with costs towards learning to fly an electric aircraft with FlyOnE at Jandakot airport in WA. This scholarship provides $2000 dollar-for-dollar electric aircraft Pipistrel flying training towards RPL. No previous flying experience is necessary.

For more information about FlyOnE Flight Training, head to https://flyone.com.au/

 

Fly Oz Instrument Rating Exam (IREX) Theory Course Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to financially assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member to undertake the Instrument Rating Exam (IREX) by providing one IREX theory course to be conducted by Fly Oz Pty Ltd in Cowra, NSW. This scholarship is valued at $1250

For more information about Fly Oz head to https://flyoz.com.au/

 

Fly Oz Private Pilot License (PPL) Ground Theory Course Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to financially assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member to obtain a Private Pilot Licence by providing one PPL ground theory course to be conducted by Fly Oz Pty Ltd in Cowra, NSW. This scholarship is valued at $1250

For more information about Fly Oz head to https://flyoz.com.au/

 

Moorabbin Airport Corporation Scholarship

This scholarship award is designed to financially assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member to achieve any commendable aviation endeavour by providing financial support towards training or for use of theory materials. The value of the scholarship is $2500.

 

PanAir Flight Training Scholarship

This award is designed to financially assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member with fixed wing flight training costs associated with gaining any level of flying proficiency from RPL/PPL through to the CPL by providing $5000 dollar for dollar flying training. The flight training will be conducted by PanAir Flight Training in Bathurst, NSW.

For more information about PanAir flight training head to https://www.panairflighttraining.com/

 

Safety or Human Factors Course

This scholarship is designed to assist a current WAI Australian Chapter member in completing a safety or human factors course. This scholarship is made possible by a generous grant provided by CASA. This scholarship is valued at $3000

 

Southpac Course Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist an applicant in increasing their knowledge by undertaking a course of training in Advanced Management and Leadership. The value of this scholarship is $2995. The successful applicant of this scholarship will also receive the ASASI Full/Associate scholarship. For more information on courses and training on offer with Southpac go to www.southpac.biz

 

Tristar Aviation Trial Introductory Flight and Book Scholarship

These scholarships are proudly provided by Tristar Aviation and offer successful applications both a trial introductory flight at Moorabbin Airport and a hard copy of The Left Seat: Avoid the Turbulence on Your Journey to Becoming a Licensed Pilot. There are five scholarships available. For more information on Tristar Aviation, head to https://www.tristaraviation.com.au/.

 

WAI Australian Chapter Open Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to financially assist any commendable aviation/aerospace endeavor. This could include an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) working toward becoming a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer (LAME), an aeronautical student looking for assistance
with university fees, a pilot wanting to take the next step to become a flight instructor, or someone working towards an aviation management or aviation safety qualification and, of course, every aviation career in between. The scholarship funds can be used to support your career in any way – maybe its textbook, equipment, or attendance at industry networking events – you tell us how the scholarship can help advance your career! This scholarship is open to members 18 years and older on the closing date.
This scholarship is valued at $2500

 

WAI Australian Chapter Regional Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist a member located in a regional location (as defined in the information link) to achieve any commendable aviation/aerospace endeavour by providing financial support in advancing their career. This could include an aircraft maintenance engineer
(AME) working towards becoming a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer (LAME), an aeronautical student looking for assistance with university fees, a pilot wanting to take the next step to become a flight instructor, or someone working towards an aviation management or aviation safety qualification and, of course, every aviation career in between. The scholarship funds can be used to support your career in any way – maybe its textbook, equipment, or
attendance at industry networking events – you tell us how the scholarship can help advance your career! This scholarship is open to members 18 years and older on the closing date. This scholarship is valued at $2500.

 

WAI Australian Chapter Non-Flight Training Scholarship

This scholarship will financially assist with the cost of any commendable aviation/aerospace-related activities (excluding flight training). This could include an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) working towards becoming a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer (LAME), an aeronautical student looking for assistance with university fees, or someone working towards an aviation management or aviation safety qualification and, of course, every aviation career in between. The scholarship funds can be used to support your career in any way – maybe its textbook, equipment, or attendance at industry networking events – you tell us how the scholarship can help advance your career! This scholarship is open to members 18 years and older on the closing date. This scholarship is valued at $2500.

 

WAI Australian Chapter Women of Colour or CALD Open Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist a woman of colour/from culturally/linguistically diverse background (including Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander) to achieve any commendable aviation/aerospace endeavour by providing financial support in advancing their career. This could include an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) working towards becoming a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer (LAME), an aeronautical student looking for assistance with university fees, a pilot wanting to take the next step to become a flight instructor, or someone working towards an aviation management or aviation safety qualification and, of course, every aviation career in between. The scholarship funds can be used to support your career in any way – maybe its textbook, equipment, or attendance at industry networking events – you tell us how the scholarship can help advance your career! This scholarship is open to all women members of colour/from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds (including Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander) of 18 years and older on the closing date. This scholarship is valued at $2500

 

WAI Australian Chapter Ambassador Scholarship

This scholarship is proudly funded by the generosity of our Ambassador members, who elect to pay a higher membership fee. A proportion of the higher membership fee is used to support our scholarship program and free educational events for girls aged between 8-16 years of age.

This scholarship is designed to assist a member to achieve any commendable aviation/aerospace endeavour by providing financial support in advancing their career. This could include an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) working towards becoming a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer (LAME), an aeronautical student looking for assistance with university fees, a pilot wanting to take the next step to become a flight instructor, or someone working towards an aviation management or aviation safety qualification and, of course, every aviation career in between. The scholarship funds can be used to support your career in any way – maybe its textbook, equipment, or attendance at industry networking events – you tell us how the scholarship can help advance your career! This scholarship is open to members of 18 years and older on the closing date. This scholarship is valued at $1000

 

**All applications close EOD September 29TH 2023**