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Bonita Jean Olson Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: November 12, 2018)

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Who Can Apply: Bonnie started her career as an educator, moving on to the aviation and aerospace industry, and spending almost 30 years working in commercial aviation and space programs. Upon retirement her passion for aviation blossomed while volunteering at The Museum of Flight, where she loved to lead tours attired as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) and share their stories. Bonnie always wanted to extend the opportunities for women in aviation, and we, her family, are proud to fund a scholarship in her name.

  • In addition to all WAI requirements, the applicant shall be pursuing higher education toward a STEM career with plans to enter a career in aviation or aerospace.
  • The applicant must be enrolled (or committed to attending) an accredited institution (includes two- and four-year colleges, technical institutes, and certificate programs), have experience volunteering in STEM or aviation-related events and/or WAI activities in the previous year.

Submission: In your WAI application essay, include detailed explanations of the applicant’s career plans, goals, and volunteer experiences.

Deadline: November 12, 2018

Amount: $3,000

Learn More: https://www.wai.org/education/scholarships/2019/bonita-jean-olson-memorial-scholarship