WIA-Europe would like to recognize the achievements of upcoming talents – young professionals and students alike – and for this we set up our awards programme.

Participation in the event demonstrates your commitment to WIA-Europe’s mission: to expand women’s opportunities for leadership and increase their visibility in the aerospace community.

A call for 2019 nominees is now out: please send in your nominations and applications.

The deadline for this year is 31 January 2019. You need to be a Women In Aerospace Europe member to be eligible for Student and Young Professional awards. The programme is open to both genders.

  • Rules and guidelines

Student & Young Professional Awards

The WIA-Europe Student & Young Professional Awards are €1.000 and is open to individuals aged 21 to 35 who are registered as a full time student at a European university or as a young professional in the aerospace sector in Europe. Candidates may have a non-European nationality. Applicants must be members of WIA-Europe.

The awards are presented to the student and young professional who writes the best essay of no more than 1.000 words that discusses:

– The relevance of studying and working in the aerospace sector and their view on their future role in this field”.

– What the candidate intends to do with the prize money and the experience to be gained through it, including efforts to share what has been learned

  • Procedure

Candidates should submit:

 A completed, signed application form  WIA_E_SYP_Award_Form
 A reference letter from a current professor or employer
 A copy of a valid passport or other official identification document
 An essay of maximum 1,000 words, in accordance with the guidelines provided
 An extended curriculum vitae
 Six months after receiving the award, the winner must provide a brief report outlining how the prize money has helped to advance his or her career/studies.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now and…good luck!