WIA Foundation Scholarship

Awarded by : Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation

Updated on Mar 24, 2022
Amrita Kaur

University Research Analyst

WIA Foundation Scholarship

  • Applicable for

    All universities in USA +239 more

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 1,48,780/-

  • Course Level


  • Intake year

    Sep 2022

  • Final application deadline

    21 Jun 2022

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

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

  • encourage women to enter careers in the aerospace field,
  • expand women's opportunities for leadership in aerospace
  • increase women's visibility in the aerospace community.

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Bachelors Degree

This scholarship is applicable for all universities in USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Singapore +235 more

  • Fields of study- Engineering, Math or Science 

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: USD 2,000 => Rs 1,48,780

Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 77.68 (last updated 8th June 2022)

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ×Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

  • 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

Scholarship Eligibility

No specific eligibility requirement mentioned on the Scholarship site, student profile will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Special Restrictions

  • Only for Women


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

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +239 more

Application Process for this scholarship

Application Documents

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
Essays Required
Official transcripts Required

  • High school and college transcripts 
  • Two letters of recommendation from a professor, or a supervisor of summer or Co-op work experience, or a supervisor of research work. Recommendations from relatives will not be accepted
  • 500-1000 word essay responding to the following: “Imagine that you are trying to explain to someone with no interest in aerospace why aerospace is important. How would approach this explanation and what would you say?

Application Process:

  • One merged PDF that includes the above application materials should be emailed to the following address: info@womeninaerospace.org

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application start date Not Available
  • Announcement and call for scholarship applicants: Mid December
Application final end date June 21, 2022 Not Available
Scholarship recipient announcement Not Available
  • Scholarship recipients will be announced in late July 
WIA Awards Dinner & Ceremony October 13, 2022
  • The scholarship recipients will be honoured at the WIA Awards Dinner & Ceremony in Washington, DC.


Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

Contact email info@womeninaerospacefoundation.org
Phone number 202-547-0229

Additional Information

The WIA Foundation Scholarship is a merit-based competitive award. The WIA Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee will evaluate applications and select a winner based on the criteria below.

Evaluation Criteria 

  • Application/Transcripts – 25% 
  • Recommendation – 25%
  • Essay – 50%

Payment of Scholarship 

As part of the selection process, each chosen scholarship recipient is required to submit a signed scholarship agreement letter, which stipulates that the recipient will use scholarship funds only for her education and will return any unused funds to the Foundation. The Women in Aerospace Foundation, Inc. will confirm the scholarship winner’s enrollment in an accredited college or university directly with the institution’s registrar. Once enrollment has been confirmed, the Foundation will pay the scholarship by check directly to the winners’ institutions during the fall of 2022.

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