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American Airlines Veteran’s Initiative Scholarship (Deadline: November 12, 2018)

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Who Can Apply: In honor of their service to our country, American Airlines will award one $5,000 scholarship to a military veteran or current service member who is pursing aviation/aeronautical education or training.

  • This award will be paid directly to the accredited flight school, institution or college.
  • Candidates will be evaluated on achievements, teamwork, leadership skills, motivation and community service involvement.
  • Please submit application according to WAI scholarship guidelines.
  • Finalists will be interviewed at WAI conference unless on deployment.
  • In addition to WAI requirements, applicant must honorably served in the United States Armed Services and provide proof such as a DD form 214 or current military ID.
  • Include name and address for the accredited institution, flight or training center used.
  • Applicants must be available for interview at the WAI conference or phone interview if deployed.

American Airlines has a long history of supporting our nation’s veterans, those currently serving in the military, and their families. With many of our employees having served in the military, the company places a strong emphasis on its military and veteran’s initiatives. In addition, American Airlines provides monetary and travel assistance to numerous military non-profit organizations and provides travel on a compassionate basis through our ongoing partnerships with the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Airpower Foundation and Fisher House.


  • two (one-page) recommendation letters
  • typed, descriptive 500-word essay
  • professional résumé
  • copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applying for flight scholarships). Other applicable information as requested for each specific award/grant/scholarship.

Deadline: November 12, 2018

Amount: $5,000


Learn More: https://www.wai.org/education/scholarships/2019/american-airlines-veteran%E2%80%99s-initiative-scholarship