The Women in Aerospace Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. All contributions to the organization are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
WIA FOUNDATION BACKGROUND
Founded in 2009, the Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational organization created with three missions:
- Increase public awareness of the importance and benefits of the aerospace field.
- Increase public appreciation for aerospace science and technology.
- Inspire female students to develop the skill sets required to innovate and assume leadership roles in the development of technology in the aerospace field.
The Foundation partly accomplishes its purpose by providing scholarships to women who study engineering, math or science at the undergraduate level, and thereby (i) encourage women to enter careers in the aerospace field, (ii) expand women’s opportunities for leadership in aerospace, and (iii) increase women’s visibility in the aerospace community.
To that end, the WIA Foundation will award a $2,000 scholarship per year to a woman who is a rising senior in college studying engineering, math or science, thus encouraging women to enter careers in the aerospace field.
To contribute to the WIA Foundation or for further information, please contact the WIA Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-547-0229.
WIA FOUNDATION FINANCIAL GOALS
The current financial goals of the WIA Foundation are twofold:
- To establish an initial $50,000 endowment to perpetually fund the scholarship program
- To establish relationships with individuals and corporations to fund “named” scholarships or educational programs
WIA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
The WIA Foundation is pleased to provide scholarships to women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering, math or science. One or more awards will be given each year to a rising senior in college, to be applied during the upcoming academic year.
To be eligible for the WIA Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must be interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field and be a rising junior or senior working towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering, math or science. An applicant must have completed at least two and a half academic years of full-time college work at the time of application and must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories, and plan to be enrolled in the subsequent academic year. Each applicant must have a college grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be female of any nationality. Applications will be available on or about about mid-November to mid-December for the subsequent academic year.
|The scholarship timeline is as follows:|
|Mid December:||Announcement and call for scholarship applicants|
|June 16, 2020:||Application Deadline|
|Late July:||Scholarship recipient announcement|
|October 15, 2020:||Scholarship recipients honored at WIA Awards Dinner & Ceremony in Washington, DC.|