WAI Receives $15,000 Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

The ISTAT grant pays for the next issue of Aviation for Girls magazine. WAI

The International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) recently delivered a $15,000 grant to Women in Aviation International (WAI). The grant money came directly from ISTAT's education programs branch to advance commercial aviation. WAI plans to use the fresh dollars to expand the distribution of its Aviation for Girls magazine into hard copy and digital formats. The 2019 issue of Aviation for Girls, with the ISTAT Foundation identified as the sponsor of this year's issue, will be available digitally to all Women in Aviation International members and any interested individuals via the website.

Aviation for Girls is an integral part of Girls in Aviation Day. WAI’s chapters will distribute the magazine on Saturday, October 5, 2019, to participants at hundreds of events around the world. Through this yearly magazine, girls ages 8 to 17 are introduced to careers in aviation and aerospace.

For the first time, Aviation for Girls will also be polybagged with the September/October issue of Aviation for Women so that all WAI members have a copy of the magazine to pass along to a daughter, granddaughter, niece, neighbor, or other girl in their lives. And, of course, again in 2020, Aviation for Girls will once again be distributed at EAA's KidVenture during EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh and at aviation events for the remainder of 2019 and through the summer of 2020. More information on Girls in Aviation Day, October 5, 2019, including information about local chapter events, can be found here.

The ISTAT Foundation was founded in 1994 to provide funds for scholarships, educational programs, and grants to qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism. The ISTAT Foundation Grants Program, administered by the ISTAT Foundation Grants Committee, offers direct grant funding to non-profit organizations [501(c)(3) or its equivalent outside the United States].

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