2020  WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarship

The Westchester Aviation Association and the Academy of Aviation will award two aviation scholarships in 2020 for flight training in the amounts of $6,000 and $2,500. The scholarship amounts will be awarded as a credit to be used at the Academy of Aviation flight school located at Westchester County Airport and must be used within one year of receiving the awarded amount. In addition, The Westchester Aviation Association will offer a Professional Development Scholarship to enable qualified candidates to pursue business aviation leadership skills and further progress in their business aviation career

Professional Pilot Career Award-$6,000 for flight training for a licensed pilot working toward an advanced rating at the Academy of Aviation at Westchester County Airport.

Introduction to Flight Award-$2,500 for introductory ground school and flight training at the Academy of Aviation at Westchester County Airport.

Professional Aviation Development Award-$1,500 for expenses related to continuing education, PDP courses, CAM training and testing, and business aviation conference registration.

To apply for the Professional Pilot Career Award, the applicant must:

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Hold a Private Pilot’s Certificate.
  • Click here to submit your application.
  • Submit a copy of your Pilot’s Certificate.
  • Submit a copy of the last two pages of your log book.
  • Submit a professional resume with your contact information.
  • Submit up to a 5-minute video to include: Your aviation history and goals, where you hope to be in 5 years and how this scholarship will help you achieve your objective and your present financial need. In the video, please include the specific training that you are seeking to accomplish-Private pilot rating? Commercial rating? Etc.

To apply for the Introductory Flight Award, the applicant must:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
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  • Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, scout leaders, CAP leaders etc.
  • Submit a resume that includes academic qualifications (including courses taken and grades achieved), extra-curricular activities, name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, if applicable.
  • Submit up to a 5-minute video to include: Your aviation history and goals, where you hope to be in 5 years. How this scholarship will help you achieve tour objective and your present financial need.

To apply for the Professional Aviation Development Award, the applicant must:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
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  • Submit a professional resume with your contact information.
  • Be currently employed in the business aviation industry in Westchester County, NY
  • Submit a professional resume with your contact info.
  • Submit up to a 5-minute video to include: Your aviation history and goals, where you hope to be in 5 years and how this scholarship will help you achieve your objective and your present financial need. In the video please include the specific career path that you wish to pursue should you be awarded this scholarship.

The recipients of these scholarships will be announced at a WAA Sponsored event that will take place at the Westchester County Airport on Tuesday June 9th, 2020. The recipient of each award will be required to attend. 

Deadline for all submissions:

April 15, 2020

Applicants may apply to only one category

Questions? E-mail Executive Director, Kerri Gianazza: ed@westchesteraviation.org

 

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