THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED!
OUR SCHOLARSHIP WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED.
STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT WHO WON AT OUR UPCOMING SAFETY DAY!
2023 WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarship Program
The Westchester Aviation Association has partnered with Tradewind Aviation and Academy of Aviation in awarding two aviation scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each. These scholarships will be issued as credit to be used toward ground school and/or flight training at the Academy of Aviation located at the Westchester County Airport. The credit must be used within one year of receiving the awarded amount.
Winners will be awarded at our 7th Annual Safety Day.
The Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarships are named for William R. (Bill) Weaver, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 66. Bill was one of the founders of West Air, which later became Million Air at White Plains. Bill was in the aviation industry for over forty years and was a long-time member of the Westchester Aviation Association's Board of Directors. Bill also served for eighteen years in local government, volunteered his time with various boards and organizations, including as Mayor of Armonk.
To apply for the Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarship, the applicant must:
✓ Be at least 16 years old.
✓ Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, colleague, employer, organizational leader, etc.
✓ Submit a short essay as applicable to include: academic history, career background, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and personal information (name, address, telephone number, and email address).
✓ Submit up to a 5-minute video to include: aviation background and future goals, 5-year personal/professional growth plan, how this scholarship will aid in helping you achieve your objective and financial needs.
✓ Not be currently enrolled in a flight program at Academy of Aviation.
✓ Must not be a previous recipient.