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Bonita Jean Olson Memorial Scholarship

Offered by Women in Aviation International

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Sep 19, 2023
1 award worth

$3,000

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

October 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Bonita Jean Olson Memorial Scholarship is open to post-secondary STEM students pursuing a career in aviation or aerospace. Applicants must be enrolled (or committed to attending) an accredited institution and have experience volunteering in STEM or aviation-related events and/or WAI activities within the past year. In their essays, applicants should include detailed explanations of their career plans, goals, and volunteer experiences. While preference will be given to local candidates within the Seattle/Washington state area, all applicants will be considered based on their character, need, community involvement, and accomplishments.

Each year, one current WAI member pursuing a STEM major with plans to enter a career in aviation or aerospace will be chosen to receive the $3,000 scholarship. If this sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details!

About Women in Aviation International

Women in Aviation International is an organization that strives to encourage, empower, and educate all those whose interests, lives, and work involve aviation and aerospace without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or physical or mental abilities.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Academic Interest

Engineering, Math, Science, Technology, and Society, Aviation/Aerospace

Other Category

Women

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Essay

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Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Women in Aviation International at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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