Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) Scholarship

Website: AWAM


AWAM’s Scholarship Program supports the diverse skills required in the field of Aviation Maintenance.  AWAM began its scholarship program in 2002 with four scholarships awarded to eight recipients.

With the assistance of our incredible sponsors, this program continues to grow to support the needs of our industry and the amazing individuals who work in it. Thank you!

Scholarship opportunities are not limited solely to women or students; many scholarships are open to active technicians, transitioning military, and people of any gender.  Scholarship awards will be announced during our banquet at the 2023 Women in Aviation International (WAI) Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA.

Scholarship list with details can be found here

  1. Airbus Tuition Assistance Scholarship 
  2. Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Tuition Scholarship 
  3. Flexjet Women in Aviation Maintenance Scholarship 
  4. Louisville AWAM Chapter A&P Scholarship 
  5. Pittsburg Institute of Aeronautics Scholarship 
  6. Jim and Alice Rice FAA Test Fees Grant Award 
  7. Alaska Airlines Principles of Troubleshooting Training Scholarship 
  8. Southwest Airlines Maintenance Training Scholarship 
  9. Pratt & Whitney Engine Maintenance Training Scholarship 
  10. SONIC Tools Supporting Women in Aviation Maintenance 
  11. AireXpert Tools of the Trade Scholarship 
  12. UPS Foundation Pink Wrench Scholarship 
  13. Avotek—Online AET Radio Communications System Endorsement Course
  14. Avotek Avionics Series Textbook Set and Online AET Prep Course Scholarship
  15. Paula Estes Rudser Memorial Scholarship 
  16. Searching for Success Scholarship 
  17. Attend NBAA-BACE 

Note: You must be an AWAM member to apply for scholarships.  If you are not a current member, please join or renew.


Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented


ALL Scholarship documents must be scanned into one single pdf file in this

specific order:

• Resume

• Essay - 250 words on your interest in aviation

• Any scholarship specific essay

• Two letters of recommendation

• Copy of A&P Certificate, School Transcripts, or Statement of industry

Involvement, as appropriate.


Contact Information

If you have any suggestions for new scholarships, would like to inquire about donating a scholarship, or have questions on completing your scholarship application packet, please contact our Scholarship Chair, Stacey Rudser by email at: Scholarships