Edgewater, FL — The deadline to apply for many scholarships from the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) has been extended to December 15, 2012. Last year, 18 scholarships and 34 recipients were awarded a total of $79,520.
AWAM Scholarships provide an excellent opportunity to learn new methods, develop additional skills, get funds to upgrade the all-important tool box, and embrace the exciting opportunities the field of aviation maintenance offers!
Areas of AWAM Scholarships:
- Aircraft Type-specific Maintenance Training
- Engine Type-specific Maintenance Training
- General Troubleshooting
- Avionics Courses
- College Tuition Assistance
- Flight Training Assistance
- Cash to Support Maintenance Opportunities
- Helicopter Maintenance
- Inspection Authorization Course
Scholarships are for students and working professionals alike. Although AWAM membership is a must, there are no gender restrictions unless otherwise stated in the requirements. Go to http://www.awam.org/Scholarships.aspx for more information.
AWAM is an industry leader in promoting diversity in the workforce. Aircraft maintenance schools are seeing a 30% increase in female applicants and AWAM is assisting those students with career counseling and all around support for working in a nontraditional field. AWAM also assists the seasoned mechanic to advance in their profession by offering industry specific training courses through scholarships. Many top fortune 500 aviation companies gain top notch employees through AWAM.
A nonprofit organization, AWAM formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields by providing opportunities for sharing information and networking, education, fostering a sense of community and increasing public awareness of women in the industry.
For additional information about our organization, sponsors, scholarships, programs, and individual success stories, please contact : Anna Romer, Scholarship Chair at 952-687-1252 or Lynette Ashland, President at 912-247-2908