In 2013, the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) reached a major milestone by awarding more than $120,000 in industry-leading scholarships. Winning a scholarship gives that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shake hands with recruiters and hiring managers of some of the most sought-after jobs in aviation. AWAM scholarships provide an 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. Scholarships will be awarded on March 8 at the AWAM scholarship breakfast during the 2014 Women in Aviation (WAI) conference in Orlando. The application deadline is December 1, 2013.
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. (For more information, visit www.awam.org/Scholarships.aspx.)
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. AWAM assists 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 Fortune 500 aviation companies gain top-notch employees through AWAM. AWAM is a non-profit organization and an industry leader in supporting diversity.
For additional information about AWAM, sponsors, scholarships, programs and individual success stories, contact Anna Romer, scholarship chair at (952) 687-1252; Andrew Csondor, co-chair at (517) 712-9818; or Lynette Ashland, president, at (912) 247-2908.