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Yukiko Howell Memorial S.T.E.M. Scholarship (Deadline: November 12, 2018)

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Who Can Apply: The Washington State Chapter of Women in Aviation, International (WAI) offers a $1500 scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) education in memory of Yukiko Howell. Yukiko taught math, science, and Japanese language for many years at Annie Wright School, a private school in Tacoma, Washington. After obtaining her private pilot certificate, Yukiko taught weekly aviation lessons at her school, including the basics of flying. She advocated aviation in her school lessons, emphasizing math and science proficiency as a means to achieve an exciting aviation career. She used her own flight training and flight experience to motivate her students. Yukiko was a volunteer for the WAI Washington State Chapter scholarship committee and at our local education and outreach events.

  • In addition to all WAI requirements, the applicant shall be pursuing higher education towards a S.T.E.M. career or continuing education S.T.E.M. classes, be enrolled in an accredited institution (includes two and four year colleges, technical institutes, certificate programs), have experience volunteering in S.T.E.M. or aviation-related events and/or WAI activities in the previous year, and submit an essay that includes detailed explanations of his/her career plans, goals, and volunteer experiences.
  • The scholarship must be expensed within one year of receipt and will be paid directly to an accredited program/institution.


  • 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: $1,500


Learn More: https://www.wai.org/education/scholarships/2019/yukiko-howell-memorial-stem-scholarship