It's About Time Scholarship
Bringing Possibilities to Women Worldwide
The It's About Time Scholarship is overseen by The Abingdon Co. each year and awards a full registration to the Women in Aviation Conference (held in March), round trip airfare, and room and board during the conference to a woman at the High School level or above. Along with first access to seminars and multiple networking opportunities, we will introduce the winner to key people in aviation who will share their experiences. Applicants are not required to be pilots or in the aviation industry. The goal is to invite someone to see all of the different avenues of aviation from engineering to aerobatics to maintenance and airlines.
The criteria is simple: tell or show why you deserve to go. The applicant chooses the format for their application. We have had stickers designed, essays written, videos shot, and even someone translated www.TheAbingdonCo.com into Spanish! The one that exhibits the most passion goes. Creativity and multiple submissions are encouraged.
What we were looking for from an individual is support of The Abingdon Co. You want us to support you by flying you out, putting you up in a hotel, buying your registration to the conference. We want you to support us in return. What would you do for The Abingdon Co. that will prove to us that you are the one we should bring with us? Use your natural talents and skills to make your application stand out. Our past winners have designed a sticker that we now include with every product - it has become a key staple of our branding. Another past winner translated our website into Spanish so that more people in their country could learn about The Abingdon Co. in their native language. These are the types of applications we are looking for. You have a talent that makes you shine. What is that talent or skill that you possess that you can use to support The Abingdon Co.? Prove to us and we will support you by flying you out to the WAI conference.
We are currently accepting submissions for the 2015 Scholarship. Please send your application to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our last day for submission is January 31, 2015. We will announce the winner by February 14th.
This scholarship is awarded internationally and there are no pre-requisites like flight time, resumes, or accomplishments that are required.