Aviation for Girls

2015

Aviation for Girls is a special annual member publication of Women in Aviation International for Girls in Aviation Day. Articles feature young girls living their aviation dreams, career ideas, and education resources.

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22 AVIATION FOR Girls 2015 1 Be a Women in Aviation International member! Be sure you have completed the membership application and paid dues before November 2, 2015. S E C R E T S T O 10 tips for a winning scholarship application Every year, Women in Aviation International makes more than 100 scholarships available that in total are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The scholarships are available for multiple aviation and aero- space disciplines, for different ages, different stages of careers and life, and many are available to applicants all over the world. After 20 years of awarding scholarships, in 2016 WAI will award a cumulative $10 million. Thousands of WAI members have realized aviation dreams or furthered their aviation or aerospace career after winning a WAI scholarship. The process is simple: Select up to two scholarships to apply for from our website at www.WAI.org and submit the required application materials. Past scholarship winners will tell you that it pays to put your best foot forward, pay attention to details, and deliver an application package that truly sets you apart. We've compiled a Top 10 list of tips to help you get started. by Molly Martin 3 Follow the rules and pay attention to details. Be sure to read the require- ments for each scholarship, as they can all be a little bit different. Remember that if you don't follow the rules for each scholarship, you could be disqualifed. • Do the requirements call for two one-page letters of recommendation? If so, send two letters. No more. No less. • Does the scholarship you're applying for require a transcript from your school? Does it need to be certifed? Be sure to include the cor- rect number of copies, and be sure that if they need to be certifed, they are. • Do the rules require that you send two copies of your whole original application package? Then send two copies! • Does the essay need to be 500 words or less? Remem- ber that the team reviewing the scholarship applications is considering dozens and dozens of applications. If your essay doesn't meet the exact requirements you will be disqualifed. • Type all elements of your ap- plication, including your essay. • If the scholarship require- ments call for it, be sure to send clear copies of your government licenses, ratings, logbooks, and other required materials. • Do the requirements spec- ify that the materials be stapled? If so, staple them. Don't send bulky folders, fles, or bound documents. • Be sure to use the offcial application form, and fll it out completely. Type the application if possible— if not, be sure it is legible. Imagine if you were chosen as the winner of a scholar- ship, but the committee cannot read your e-mail or mailing address. 2 Tell the truth. Don't stretch the truth; don't get creative with the truth. No exaggerations. Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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