Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) announced last week that it will award three $5,000 scholarships to female students pursuing degrees in aviation business management, aviation maintenance and engineering. The scholarships, totaling $15,000, will be awarded during the Women in Aviation International (WAI) conference, March 13-15, in Nashville, Tenn.
“We’ve found that working with WAI provides tremendous benefits. WAI offers Delta a unique vehicle for recruitment, professional development and community involvement,” said Jerry Bemis, Delta’s vice president-Line Maintenance Operations and a charter member of WAI’s Atlanta chapter. “Delta is proud to sponsor the attendance of our scholarship winners at this year’s conference, and to host the opening night reception.”
“These scholarships represent Delta’s strong commitment to diversity and our support of women in the aviation industry,” said Belinda Stubblefield, vice president-Global Diversity. “Through scholarships and career opportunities, Delta is determined to leverage the talents of women interested in aviation.”
Winners of the Delta scholarships: Gena Brown, Sherrie Fenton and Elaine McLaughlin
Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest carrier in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. airline across the Atlantic, offers more than 5,987 flights each day to 418 destinations in 73 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection carriers and Delta’s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please go to delta.com.