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Developing the next generation of leaders has been a key component of IAWA's mission from its founding in 1988. Through scholarships and mentoring and internship programs IAWA seeks to increase the number, visibility and efficacy of women in the aviation and aerospace industry throughout the world. As the industry and technology evolve, IAWA's programs will help the tomorrow's leaders meet new challenges.

Scholarship Program

IAWA's scholarships directly support the professional development of women who intend to follow a career in aviation and aerospace. With access to four designated universities in North America, IAWA provides scholarships to excellent candidates with a passion for aviation and who major in aviation law, management, business or finance.

Mentoring Program

IAWA encourages its scholarship recipients to reach out and participate in our mentoring program, in which we match women with a prospective or current IAWA member as a mentor to advise and assist in career development. We pair women who are embarking on an aviation career with IAWA members to gain insight into the many fields and opportunities of the aerospace industry.


IAWA matches up student or professional applicants with member companies to provide excellent opportunities for professional growth and instruction. Companies offer practical experience for the next generation of women in aviation.

Advance to the Next Level

Get connected to women in aviation who will help you advance your career.

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