Atlantic Aviators Aviation & STEM Scholarship

The Atlantic Aviators Chapter of Women in Aviation, International* would like to encourage women and men in the Southeastern Massachusetts area to develop careers in aviation, science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. To provide resources for this, the chapter annually offers two (2) scholarships valued at $1000 each to any deserving high school seniors, college freshman or sophomores who have demonstrated an aptitude for and have interest in pursuing, or are currently pursuing an aviation or technology related degree at an accredited college or university, flight training, type ratings, or other aviation-related studies.

Applicants are asked to submit a 250-word essay describing their goals, achievements thus far, and financial need for selection committee review. Additional documentation may be required. For complete details, see the application.

*Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. Our 7,000 membership includes astronauts, corporate pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers and many others. We provide resources to encourage young women to consider aviation as a career. WAI also offers educational outreach programs to educators, aviation industry members and young people nationally and internationally.

 

2015 Scholarship Details

Congratulations to Kyle Koczera and Isaac Laplante - winners of the 2015 Atlantic Aviators Scholarship!

Kyle Koczera is in his senior year at Fairhaven High School. In the fall, he plans on attending University of Massachusetts Amherst to study Computer Science. In addition to an impressive academic schedule, he is also a high school athlete and a member of the National Honor Society. Kyle spends what little free time he has volunteering at a local animal shelter. Kyle's future goals include pursuing a Master's Degree in Computer Science.

Issac Laplante is currently enrolled in his second semester at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree. On March 13, 2015, Isaac completed his first solo flight and is well on his way to obtaining his private pilots license before spring term is completed. Isaac has always been fascinated with aviation and becoming a pilot has been a life-long dream of his. Upon the completion of his degree, Isaac plans to pursue a career in aviation as a commercial pilot.