The purpose of the Women Soaring Pilots Association is
to promote all aspects of soaring for women glider pilots.
The purpose of the Women Soaring Pilots Association is to encourage women to fly gliders. One way we do this is through our scholarship program. Our scholarships are for women only and we require they be members of WSPA and SSA (If they fly in the USA). Applications are reviewed by three WSPA members and are judged primarily on 1) realistic goals, 2) dedication to those goals, and 3) a commitment to soaring and WSPA. Scholarship recipients are assigned to a mentor who is an experienced pilot and a member of WSPA. Applicants may only apply for one scholarship per year.
The scholarships are described below:
Student glider pilots under the age of 25 are eligible for the Sky Ghost Scholarship. This scholarship of $750 is to help pay expenses toward obtaining a Private Glider License.
Student glider pilots planning to attend the annual Women Soaring Seminar are eligible for the Brieglib Scholarship which pays up to $750 for seminar registration and flight costs during the seminar. There is no age restriction.
A student glider pilot or a licensed airplane pilot over the age of 25 is eligible for the Mid Kolstad Scholarship of $1500 to help pay expenses toward obtaining a Private Glider License or add-on rating.
A licensed glider pilot seeking advanced training or a licensed airplane pilot seeking a tow plane endorsement is eligible for the Maria Faber Scholarship of $750.
A licensed glider pilot seeking to become a Certified Glider Instructor is eligible to apply for one of three scholarships: Flying Montagues, Monique, or Soaring NV Scholarships. Details are provided on the application forms. These scholarships are for $1500.
A licensed glider pilot who is accepted to fly in a specific glider competition may apply for the Competition Scholarship for $750.
Applications must be received by mail by May 15 via United States Postal Service.
No e-mail, Fed-Ex or UPS. Mail to:
P.O. Box 278
Aguila AZ 85320