Washington Airport Management Association 

Scholarships and Grants

The WAMA Board is pleased to announce the 2023 scholarship/grant opportunities to further the education of airport professionals, undergraduates in aviation management, airport internship programs and to encourage community aviation education. We encourage member airports to apply for these scholarship and grant opportunities, and to contact their local high schools and community organizations to let students and members of the public know about the career and community education opportunities through WAMA. Applications are due no later than April 14, 2023.

  • The Thomas Eller Memorial Scholarship. One scholarship awarded annually to students in aviation management or related undergraduate programs. Download application here.

  • Airport Manager Internship (For those wishing a career in Airport Management)
    Download 2023 application here
  • Professional Development (For airport personnel wishing to expand their academic knowledge in Airport Management)
    Download 2023 application here.

  • Community Aviation (For teachers, individuals, or groups wishing to bring aviation education to their community)
    Download 2023 application here

2021 Interns - Learn more about their internship experience!

Gemma Gibbons

"I am currently enrolled as a student at Central Washington University while working full-time at Renton Municipal Airport. I would not be in my current position without resources like WAMA or mentors encouraging me to apply for an internship position."

-- Gemma Gibbons


Click here for Gemma's story

Kennedy Vessey

Kennedy Vessey interned at Auburn airport in 2021. Kennedy reports that she has accepted employment at one of our Washington-state airports. She is not the first intern to land an airport job--there have been quite a few others.  It is encouraging to see how well this program works; giving real-world experience to young professionals, and creating a pathway to employment.


Click here for Kennedy's story

Contact these 2021 grant recipients winners to learn about their airport internship experiences

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