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 2022 Financial Scholarship Recipients

Are you next? 

Dawn E.

"As a scholarship recipient, I would continue to influence others towards aviation and to my story of perseverance. I want others to know that no matter their age or circumstance, to believe in themselves and chase their dreams."

Shannon S.

"I want to pursue a career as an airline pilot because the feeling I have when I take off and the freedom that comes with flying is indescribable. Every time I step into the cockpit, I feel like I'm right where I'm supposed to be."

Safeeya M.

“My goal is to become an airline pilot back in Nigeria and continue flight instructing so I can inspire and be that figure that a little girl might see and know that this is an option for her. After all, if I can do it, so can she. This is particularly important to me because I didn't see anyone who looked like me who I could look up to growing up."

Natalie J.

"It has been a long road for me to get to my current position, and there have been hurdles and self-doubt along the way. One thing that got me through those hard moments was the constant support and inspiration I received by being involved in WAI and as an Aspiring Member of ISA+21."

Cassidy F.

“I want to become a pilot to allow people the same opportunities I’ve had, to travel for the rest of my life, and for the unforgettable feeling of freedom, pride, and astonishment all at the same time and views that no other career can give.”

Jocelyn E.

“I have enjoyed teaching for an extremely long period of time and would love to share my knowledge and experiences with anyone who wants to learn. However, I also want to see the world through the airlines.”

Bella C.

"I would be proud to serve in the aviation industry because of its vital role in our economy and society, linking people and products to their loved ones and business partners. I also aspire to expand the sisterhood of women in aviation by being a mentor and role model."

Ceci S.

"My interest in becoming a pilot began when a fellow SkyWester took me up in a Cessna 172. As soon as I pulled back on the yoke, I knew. When we landed, I said, "I'm going to be a pilot. This is where I belong."