It’s time for women everywhere to FEEL FREE to pursue their passions in the creative and technical fields that are shaping this world and changing lives.
Women should be given the know-how to evolve their passions into their own unique expressions of careers and lifestyles unrestricted by traditions, glass ceilings or any other limitations.
Abingdon Foundation strives to influence, encourage and embolden women in their pursuits of extraordinary lives through scholarships, community outreach & networking opportunities.
Empowering and accelerating the female pursuit of more than just STEAM fields, either recreationally or professionally through conversation, education, outreach, sponsorship, and networking.
Transforming the world to support women to pursue careers and lifestyles that step away from the traditional. It’s OUR time.
Abingdon Foundation strives to influence, encourage and embolden women in their pursuits of extraordinary lives through sponsorships, community outreach & networking opportunities.
Abingdon Foundation is a Nevada State registered non-profit 501(c)(3) where any in-kind or monetary donations are tax-deductible. Any donations of any value will be accompanied with a receipt for your tax purposes.
In 2018, Abingdon Foundation began awarding scholarships to women interested in aviation at the Women In Aviation conference and Heli-Expo; women interested in outdoor fields at the SHOT Show; and women interested in scuba diving at DEMA.
Using these conferences as a backdrop, we are able to introduce recipients to women of influence in their respective STEAM fields so that they can develop their own networks with groups of supportive women that can help guide them on their path.
Knowledge is fostered. Connections are made. A community is built.
The It’s About Time Sponsorship is overseen by Abingdon Foundation and awards a full-paid trip to a STEAM Industry Conference to a woman 18 years of age or older (See past winners on the right).
Along with first access to seminars and multiple networking opportunities, we will introduce the winner to key people in their industry who will share their experiences.
Applicants are not required to be in the industry at the time of their application. The goal is to invite someone to see all of the different avenues of their industry (i.e. aviation includes: engineering to aerobatics to maintenance and airlines).
We are currently accepting submissions for our upcoming scholarships.
Abingdon Foundation offers scholarships to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) industry conferences and events. Scholarships are not awarded in cash but are instead awarded as a package that includes full event entry and registration, travel costs including transportation, hotel, mentoring/networking assistance, and educational opportunities. The intent of the scholarship is to foster support, create opportunities, and inspire the winner to pursue work and hobbies in the STEAM fields.
The “It’s About Time Scholarship” is overseen by Abingdon Foundation. Along with access to seminars and multiple networking opportunities, the winner will be introduced to key people in the field who will share their experiences. Applicants are not required to be experienced in the particular industry. The goal is to invite someone to see all of the different avenues and opportunities in that field.
The criterion is simple:
The applicant chooses the format for their application, but it must be of some contribution to Abingdon Foundation so that we may be of better service to others. We encourage contributions of real or physical items such as a product or completed online content. Ideas and concepts are not acceptable- we want to see and use finished work! Previous entries have included stickers, essays and poems, videos, polished marketing plans, and even jewelry! The person who exhibits the most passion and purpose towards both the industry and the Foundation will be our awardee. Multiple ideas or submissions are encouraged.
A complete scholarship application entry includes two things:
► Any application item (sticker, video, poem, essay, product, or other complete, real item) which must be received by Abingdon Foundation no later than the entry deadline.
► A completed application form. This form link will be provided by Abingdon Foundation during active scholarship openings. The form gathers information about you so that we can get to know your background.
When completing the application, we encourage our scholarship applicants to think about these questions:
► What would you do that will prove that you are the one to attend the conference and be introduced to key figures in the industry?
► What is that personal flair or skill that you possess that can be utilized by the Abingdon Foundation?
Abingdon Foundation is dedicated to education and outreach. We have often spoken at schools, provided keynote speakers for webinars and online training, and spoken to media outlets about STEAM opportunities for girls and women. You might find us at airshows, museums, conferences, tech seminars, scuba classes, and other adventurous activities. We’ve fielded a number of requests for interviews, mentoring, and guest experts at events. We like to do interesting things to share our message. Try us! We want to interact with your organization. You inspire us, too.
We’ve created our website to be a portal of information, mentoring, and product sharing by others. We provide a multitude of resources for free on our website. Search our site for scholarships, blog posts, items for sale, resume help, industry event information, and educational resources. We share free educational activities sponsored by other organizations as well. In fact, our website itself is a resource for you. You can post an ad or resource on our website for free!
Abingdon Foundation has created many Career Guide Pamphlets and has a forthcoming STEAM Activity Book. We have created Fact Sheets for various STEAM industry careers and hobbies. These are all available on our website, and the PDF version is available by email. More resources are added regularly to our website.
Abingdon Foundation also partners with several organizations for product discounts and promotions. We share a multitude of resources and information via social media, so don’t forget to follow us there.
Together we are smarter, stronger, and happier. Networking is an important way to empower and accelerate your career. It provides new paths forward. We have helped hundreds of people connect and build larger networks, link up with mentors, and meet some interesting STEAM professionals. It’s our passion. You will find Abingdon Foundation board members, crew members, and past scholarship winners at a variety of events. We’re interested in all the STEAM fields, and we’d love to be connected with you or your organization too. Just reach out.
We engage with the community at events such as conferences and webinars. We share our story in media outlets to connect with others and invite you into our community. Please join us on social media, post a request, resource or ad on our website, or shoot us an email to let us know how we can help.
Below are examples of several of the podcasts and articles where we have shared our mission:
Craft Business Life - Bethany
When Women Fly - Bethany
Served - Bethany
When Women Fly - Abingdon (need link)
Other Podcast - Abingdon (need link)
Women Who Work - Abingdon (need better link)
Aviation International News
Rotor and Wing International
Dive News Wire
Las Vegas Informer
We are active online and want to engage with you!
LinkedIn Business Page: Abingdon Foundation
We know excellent stewardship doesn’t just begin or end within our own initiatives at The Abingdon Co. & Abingdon Foundation.
We engage with communities and causes that align with our values and have partnered with numerous NGOs, institutions, and educational programs:
- National Gay Pilots Association (30 Year Anniversary watch pictured left)
- Girls That Scuba
- Women In Aviation
- Women Divers Hall of Fame
- EAA & Young Eagles
- Air Race Classic
- Whirly Girls
- The Ninety-Nines