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 is offering 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.

Applications can be found here. Please submit 3 copies to Atlantic Aviators Scholarship, C/O Atlantic Aviators, P.O. Box 50902, New Bedford, MA 02746. Applications must be post marked by March 31st 2014.


Atlantic Aviators Aviation & STEM Scholarship Recipients - 2013

Congratulations to our 2013 Aviation & STEM Sholarship recipients Robert Haines, III and Jeffery Lopes! Check back to find out more about our winners.


Atlantic Aviators Aviation & STEM Scholarship Recipients - 2012

Scholarship recipients at the 2012 Fun Day from left to right: Tammie Irwin (Chapter President), Brody Roderick, Michael Avila, Nancy Keith (Scholarship Committee)

Congratulations to Brody Roderick and Michael Avila – winners of the 2012 Atlantic Aviators Scholarship!

The two recipients of the Atlantic Aviators scholarships for 2012 were present at our General Aviation Day to receive their respective award. First was Brody Roderick of Acushnet, MA. Brody is a graduate of Old Colony Vocational Technical High School and will be attending Bridgewater State University for the Aviation Program. Brody has been taking flying lessons at New Bedford Regional Airport and is eagerly anticipating the future as a pilot.

Our second recipient was Michael Avila from North Attleboro is a graduate of Bishop Feehan High School and has also been accepted to flight school at Florida Institute of Technology. Michael has been taking flying lessons at Mansfield Airport and is looking forward to getting a degree in aviation management.

Both students were very enthusiastic about their scholarships and as a result helped out at the General Aviation Day assisting people getting off the C130 Hercules that was on display and also with people getting in and out of airplanes that were giving scenic rides. Both gentlemen agreed to try to keep in touch with the chapter.


Atlantic Aviators Aviation & STEM Scholarship Recipients - 2011

Scholarship recipients at the 5th Annual General Aviation Fun Day from left to right: Joshua O'Donnell and Aaron Marshall.

Congratulations to Aaron Marshall and Joshua O’Donnell – winners of the 2011 Atlantic Aviators Scholarship!

Aaron Marshall will be beginning his studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute this fall where he will be studying Aeronautical Engineering. Though neither of his parents attended college, Aaron’s ultimate goal is to earn a Master’s degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering. He is a high academic achiever who also excels in football, basketball, and baseball.

Joshua O’Donnell will be attending Bridgewater State University in the fall of 2011. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Science. Joshua began his flight training in 2010 at Mansfield Municipal Airport. His ultimate goal is to earn an ATP and fly an A320 or 747 for a major airline. In his spare time, Joshua enjoys playing the piano, drums, and guitar – playing as a member of his school marching band and percussion ensemble.




Atlantic Aviators Aviation & STEM Scholarship Recipients - 2010

Atlantic Aviators Aviation & STEM Scholarship Recipient Andrew Davis

The Atlantic Aviators are proud to announce the 2010 recipients of the Atlantic Aviators Aviation & STEM Scholarship: Andrew Davis and Sarah Walsh.

Andrew Davis will be entering his freshman year at Purdue University’s School of Engineering this fall. He is pursuing a B.S. in Engineering, with a specialization in Aeronautics and Astronautics.

“To me, there is nothing more rewarding than taking my ideas and shaping them into something tangible,” he states. “I aspire to look at an airplane and call it mine – to be able to say that I turned my ideas into something real.”

During his high school career, Andrew was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, played varsity baseball and soccer, served as class Vice President, and tutored others in Algebra and Geometry. We wish him great success in the years to come!

Atlantic Aviators Aviation & STEM Scholarship Recipient Sarah Walsh

Sarah Walsh will be attending the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst beginning this fall. There she will be studying Engineering and Environmental Science.

“I want to go into Green Energy Development because I also want to fix many of the problems I see today,” She explains. “Growing up seeing the harmful consequences of international conflict has made me realize that a lot of it has sprouted out of our country’s dependence on foreign imports of oil.”

Sarah has volunteered her time to tutor others in her high school Math lab, served as Sports Editor of the school newspaper, and was the captain of the 2009-2010 varsity field hockey team. Her passion for environmental issues and her determination to make a difference in her community are evident and we are excited to support her as she begins her college career.


Congratulations to the 2007-2008 Scholarship Winner Stephanie Dupras from Bishop Stang High School

Stephanie Dupras, Atlantic Aviators 2007-2008 Scholarship Winner
Congratulations Stephanie!!


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.