Delta Awards $135,000 in Scholarships

  Delta Air Lines will award seven scholarships to students pursuing degrees
in aviation business management, aviation maintenance and engineering. The
scholarships, totaling $135,000, will be awarded during the Women in
Aviation International (WAI) conference, March 10-13, in Reno, Nev.
“WAI provides tremendous benefits to both current and future female
aviation professionals through the use of educational outreach programs
and a host of other resources,” said Jerry Bemis, Delta’s vice
president-Line Maintenance Operations and a charter member of WAI’s
Atlanta chapter. “WAI also offers Delta a unique vehicle for recruitment,
professional development and community involvement.”

Delta will award three $5,000 academic scholarships to students and four
training scholarships valued at $120,000. Including this year’s
scholarships, Delta has awarded $215,000 in scholarships to students
pursuing degrees in aviation. Delta was the first organization to award a
scholarship in Engineering through WAI.

“These scholarships illustrate Delta’s investment in global diversity and
our support of women in the aviation industry,” said Paul Graves, vice
president-Global Diversity and Community Affairs. “Through scholarships
and career opportunities, Delta is determined to leverage the talents of
women interested in aviation.”