of pilots are women
Bachelors Degrees in Computer Science earned by women
of Scientists & Engineers are women minorities
of Fortune 500 CEOs are women (2017)
The 2018/2019 “It’s About Time” Sponsorships will be awarded to a young woman who will receive a full registration to a leading industry conference (such as Women in Aviation International, Heli Expo, DEMA, etc.) including
We are accepting submissions for 3 sponsorships for 2018 and 6 sponsorships for 2019. These sponsorships are awarded internationally and there are no pre-requisites like flight time,
Application Due Dates:
2018 WAI Conference (Aviation Industry) – 2018 Sponsorship already awarded
2018 Heli Expo (Helicopter Industry) – 2018 Sponsorship already awarded
2018 DEMA (SCUBA Dive Industry) – 09/14/2018 23:59 PST
2019 SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoors Trades Industries) – 11/22/2018 23:59 PST
2019 Heli Expo (Helicopter Industry) – 01/04/2019 23:59 PST
2019 WAI Conference (Aviation Industry) – 01/14/2019 23:59 PST
2019 DEMA (SCUBA Dive Industry) – 09/13/2019 23:59 PST
2019 TBD (Motorsports Industry)
2019 Survival Course (Outdoor Tactical and/or Nautical Industries) – TBD
"I learnt lessons, like the need to have business cards, the importance of networking and the integration of the word ‘awesome' into the Irish language.....It's a great word to be fair!"
Orla O’Dea (Ireland) Award Recipient for 2014
"Abingdon, getting to come to this conference right after getting my PPL was absolutely perfect and so timely. Not only was the conference one of those ‘far, far better things’, but also opened a lot of possibilities and encouraged me in so many ways. Thank you for offering this scholarship!"
Jessica Richardson (United States) Award Recipient for 2016
"I have been deeply moved by my experiences, peaked desire to fly and the empowerment of women through the WAI conference of 2017. It has been pivotal and extremely wonderful!"
“I plan to have a successful career in helicopter aviation and to someday serve as a mentor to women coming up in the field. As your scholarship recipient, and someone who uses your product daily, I do feel in ways like a representative of your company and I intend to make you proud.”
Holley Gardel (United States) Award Recipient for 2018
“I can say I have begun the greatest adventure of my life by pursuing my dream of being a pilot. However, I also understand that a purposeful life reaches out a giving-hand to another.”
Khodani Davhana (South Africa) Award Recipient for 2018
President“Since I was 14, I’ve wanted to be a pilot – but it wasn’t until I was 22 that I met my first female pilot. 8 years is too long for a young girl to meet someone that inspires.”
Secretary“I love being an Airbus Captain, but it was difficult to achieve without guidance. Abingdon Foundation will change that!”
Treasurer“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that, so it goes on flying anyway.” by Mary Kay Ash
Dr. Bethany Miller“Success is building a community of women achieving boundaryless careers, like serving in the military and STEAM fields.”
Denise Wiktor“I remember when some careers were not options for women. Abingdon helps women make the connections to guide them into their dream career.”
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