Women in Aviation Scholarship
WSGC awards a $2,000 scholarship to support 4-6 outstanding female undergraduate students interested in aviation-related careers.
Women in Aviation Conference
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Announcement of Opportunity 2021-2022
|Applications Open:||September 1, 2021|
|Application Deadline:||October 4, 2021|
|Award Announcement Week:||November 22, 2021|
Women in Aviation Announcement of Opportunity
Attendance at the Women in Aviation International in Nashville, TN
$2,000*: Support includes transportation, lodging, meals, and registration March 17-19, 2022
* Subject to availability of funds.
Purpose: Scholarships to support 4-6 outstanding female undergraduate students interested in aviation-related careers.
- Register on the WSGC website (https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/forms/account/login). Applicants will be prompted to update personal information annually.
- Upload current resume to applicant profile. WSGC will share the provided resume with Wisconsin Aerospace Industry partners for co-op, internship, and employment opportunities if applicant grants WSGC permission by marking the check box provided.
- Sign in and submit the Grant Application Form(applicants may apply to multiple funding programs) and supporting documents.
Application Requirements: Applicants who meet the following requirements can apply for this scholarship by registering and applying online at spacegrant.carthage.edu/about/login:
- U.S. citizen
- WI resident during academic year
- Enrolled full-time in, admitted to, or applied to any undergraduate program at a WSGC college or university
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (Proposals that include a GPA of less than 3.0 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
- Completed application online (see Supporting Materials Required with Application below)
Award winners will be chosen based on academic performance, aerospace-related promise, and the demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in STEM/aerospace/aviation. For consideration, the application form must be complete and be accompanied by supporting documentation.
Women in Aviation Scholars, 2020 and 2021, at the 31st Annual Wisconsin Space Conference
(Mary Ann Tuscherer, Nicole Jackson, Megan Kocher, Amosia Agee-Hill)
Women in Aviation International, Four Lakes and Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter Board Members
(Joan Kelnhofer, Christine Bolz, Meredith Alt)
Supporting Materials Required with Application:
- Maximum two-page statement containing the following (See Tools & Tips for more information on how to create professional communications):
- Interest in aviation.
- Experience in aviation (coursework, pilot training, etc.).
- Benefit of attending the 2022 Women in Aviation conference.
- Future plan to participate in aviation as a career, hobby, etc.
- Copy of most recent college transcript (unofficial is acceptable/not required for incoming freshmen)
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: Letter(s) of recommendation may be submitted with the online application. Confidential letter(s) of recommendation may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: WAI22_LOR.
- One from a faculty member who advises the applicant
- One from an aviation mentor.
*NOTE: Students also applying for the Undergraduate Research Fellowship or other Undergraduate and/or STEM Bridge Scholarship Program should submit a statement distinguishing the scholarship from the fellowship application. Primary consideration for Women in Aviation Scholarship awardees is given to first-time applicants.
Award Acceptance Components: As part of the award acceptance, awardees will be asked to attend the Annual Wisconsin Space Conference in August 2022 and submit the following documents on the WSGC application website under Program Applications/Your Applications:
- Award Agreement Letter
- Media Release Form
- One-Paragraph Biography
- Professional Photo
- Summary Report
- 2-3 Project Photos Featuring Awardee w/Project
- Present program at the Annual Wisconsin Space Conference in August 2022
- Student Story
Please direct questions about the Women in Aviation Scholarship to:
Christine Bolz, Assistant Director
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha WI 53140
This funding opportunity is made available for the pursuit of space-related research and/or activities through the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program: NASA Educational Cooperative Agreement #80NSSC20M0123. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for this award is 43.008.
All awards are fully competitive awards of opportunity in which applications are reviewed by the WSGC Technical Advisory Panel and other experts as needed. Awards are made by the Assistant Director based on recommendations from the Associate Director.