Scholarship Offerings and Requirements

Whirly-Girls Mid-Year 2018 Scholarships

You must be a Whirly-Girl in good standing (dues paid) to apply.

 

Applications can be downloaded below and are due by May 1, 2018. Only emailed applications will be accepted. Please send applications to wgscholarships@gmail.com. Winners will be announced on July 1. There is no application fee for women who submitted a scholarship application during the previous 2018 scholarship cycle.

See instructions in the Checklist below.

  1. Checklist— contains instructions for applicants (does not need to be submitted with application materials).
  2. Personal information form
  3. Essay template — complete the form for each scholarship for which you are applying.
  4. You must also submit a copy of your pilot certificate(s)/license(s), your medical, and three letters of recommendation.


If your Whirly-Girls dues are expired, click on Renew above to renew your membership. If you are a woman who flies helicopters and would like to join the Whirly-Girls as a full member, click on the Join Us button to register.

The scholarship application fee is $50. Here are the current 2018 scholarship offerings:

Rotorcraft Pro Magazine / HeliSuccess Career Development Scholarship:
This scholarship will be awarded to TWO deserving Whirly-Girls who are looking for inside information that may give them a competitive edge in the helicopter industry hiring process by attending the two-day HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar and Job Fair in October, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In its 11th year, this popular seminar is designed to offer helicopter industry professionals, who may be new to the industry or in a transition phase of their career, an opportunity for learning and networking. This scholarship, provided by the Rotorcraft Pro Media Network, includes the conference entrance fee and is valued at $220. Requirements: applicants must be members in good standing at the time of application submission, award of scholarship, and the HeliSuccess event, and must have joined the Whirly-Girls no later than April 16, 2018.

CHC Helicopter Safety and Quality Summit Scholarship:
One deserving Whirly-Girl will join delegates and professionals from around the world as they gather in Dallas, Texas this October at the 2018 CHC Safety & Quality Summit. Launched in 2004, the CHC Safety & Quality Summit is aimed at sharing education and best practices in aviation safety. This scholarship includes conference attendance fee, a two-day HFACS course (will take place immediately before or after the summit), flight, accommodations, and meals. To learn more about the summit, visit www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com. Valued up to $5,000. Requirements: applicants must be members in good standing at the time of application submission, award of scholarship, and during the conference, and must have joined the Whirly-Girls no later than April 16, 2018.

Collective Magazine CHC Safety and Quality Summit Scholarship:
Collective Magazine will be providing the opportunity for a second Whirly-Girl to attend the 2018 CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Dallas, Texas. This scholarship includes conference attendance fee, a two-day HFACS course (immediately before or after the summit), flight, accommodations, and meals. To learn more about the summit, visit www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com. Valued up to $5,000. Requirements: applicants must be members in good standing at the time of application submission, award of scholarship, and during the conference, and must have joined the Whirly-Girls no later than April 16, 2018.

Whirly-Girls Jean Tinsley Memorial Heli-Expo Scholarship:
This scholarship is provided by the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund and the Jean Tinsley estate. Jean Tinsley, WG #118, was a strong advocate of camaraderie and mentorship among female aviators. In commemoration of Jean’s love of meetings, also know as “hoverings,” one Whirly-Girl will receive a trip to join the Whirly-Girls for the Annual Awards Banquet and Whirly-Girls events at the 2019 HAI HELI-EXPO. Scholarship includes HAI HELI-EXPO show pass with access to the expo floor, training seminars, and associated events; five nights’ shared accommodations; $600 travel and meal stipend, and Whirly-Girls Awards Banquet ticket. This scholarship is valued up to $2000. Requirements: applicants must be members in good standing at time of application submission, award of scholarship, and during the HAI HELI-EXPO event in 2019, and must have joined the Whirly-Girls no later than April 16, 2018.

image

Whirly-Girls Scholarship Selection Factors & Eligibility

In evaluating scholarship applications, the judges look for evidence that you have a set goal in mind for the scholarship training, that there is a good probability that you will succeed, that you will go on to reap benefits from your training, and that you are the type of person that will share your talents with others.

Judges look for evidence of the following:

  • Goal for the flight training specified.
  • Experience, service to others, and what others have to say about you through your letters of recommendation.
  • Achievements in life, particularly in aviation and the helicopter industry.
  • Attitude toward self and others, as shown through the entire application package.
  • Neatness, ability to follow instructions, completeness and accuracy of your application.
  • Reliability, motivation, and commitment to success as shown through prior employment, jobs and activities, and service to others.
  • Dedication to your career as shown through prior employment, especially in the helicopter industry.
  • Ability to accept responsibility and teamwork as shown through prior jobs and activities.
  • Financial need.

 

 

  • Scholarship winners must provide the scholarship committee a plan to use the scholarship prior to December 31 of the year the scholarship was awarded.

 

  • Scholarship recipients are also asked to write an article for the Collective Pitch newsletter about their scholarship experience and volunteer at least 5 hours for the Whirly-Girls.

 

  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 USD.