Financial scholarships

ISA+21 awards a minimum of two Scholarships of $5,000 each year to be used towards an advanced flight training program.

Prerequisite Information

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • Currently be enrolled in an advanced flight training program; or
  • Have completed ab-initio flight training
  • Must hold an FAA Commercial Pilot License or equivalent
  • In pursuit of a career as an airline pilot
  • Hold a current first class medical certificate


  • Only one Financial Scholarship Award is allowed in a lifetime
  • Applicants may apply as many times as they wish
  • Scholarship funds to be used for advanced flight ratings such as CFI, CFII, and MEI.
  • Funds will only be paid directly to the approved flight training organization.
  • The winner is responsible for travel, housing, and personal expenses during training
  • Training must be completed within the following 12 months
  • Open to female applicants, as indicated on their pilot certificate


  • Submit required documents by emailing
  • All applications will be assessed by the Scholarship Committee for eligibility
  • Scholarship entries are due November 1st of each year
  • The scholarship winners are announced in March of each year

Our 2024 Financial Scholarship Recipients

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Sarah K.

"Embarking on my aviation endeavours was challenging to begin with. However, organisations such as ISA+21 have provided me with the support and inspiration to overcome my challenges in a field that is underrepresented by females."

Jordan R.

"My dream to become an airline pilot started at the age of 5 when I witnessed the Queen of the skies get airborne right before my eyes. That was the beginning of an incredible journey. I continue to aspire to become an airline pilot and work towards it day by day, and hour by hour,.

Jocelynn T.

"I enrolled in initial flight attendant training for Air Canada Rouge in Toronto. Right from the onset, I recall thinking – serving coffee is fun… but how do I get to the flight deck? Can women be pilots? It is my goal to show all those little girls out there that achieving our dreams is possible."

Diana A.

"I want to be part of the effort to increase diversity in aviation. I will continue to volunteer, get experience, and learn as much as possible to become a mentor and help people from all backgrounds. Also, I will work hard to become a great pilot; thus, other minorities see me and understand that we belong in all spaces."

Bisola S.

"Coming from an environment with political unrest, I frequently heard that women shouldn't pursue education, let alone have aspirations to become pilots. My first flight was with the EAA Young Eagles. This strengthened my conviction that becoming a pilot is my true goal. I am ecstatic at the prospect of piloting an advanced aircraft and navigating the vastness of the sky."

Baljingarma B.

"I am a first-generation pilot in my family. I have two younger sisters who look up to me, and I want to be an example to them as well as many other young women. My next goal: to inspire my future students with my ultimate aviation goal of becoming an airline pilot for MIAT, Mongolia's largest airline.

Angela L.

"My passion and dedication towards aviation will empower me to fulfill these personal end goals: to make a difference in the lives of others through aviation, forever experience the freedom and rush that flying brings, and push myself to become the best pilot I can be. The timeless adage says, "The sky's the limit," and I plan to prove it wrong."

Amber B.
New Zealand

"Instructing is where you can make impactful changes in the industry and encourage and inspire other women in the airplane and on the ground. My passion has always been twofold: flying and fostering a love for aviation in others, especially women. As I stand on the precipice of realizing my dream of becoming an airline pilot, I envision the day I captain a flight that approaches the picturesque landscapes of Auckland."