“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn
This scholarship is for any New England female pursuing a degree in engineering.
This scholarship is for any New England female pursuing an Aircraft or Powerplant certification (A&P)
This scholarship is for any New England female pursuing a pilot license
Women in Aviation International scholarship opportunities:
WAI CT CHAPTER AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The WAI Connecticut Chapter (WAI) is very pleased to offer the "Carol M. SaNogueria WAI Connecticut Chapter Aviation Scholarship".
The $1000 Engineer, $500 Pilot, or $500 A&P scholarship will be awarded to any woman who wishes to pursue a career in the aerospace industry that resides, works or goes to school in the New England area.
Send your request for scholarship application to the Scholarship Chair contact below.
Preference will be given to New England residents, but all applicants will be considered based upon character, need, and accomplishments.
The award must be used for educational purposes at an accredited college or university.
Carol has worked as an Aerospace Engineer for 35 years. She started her career at Norden Systems in 1983. She then moved to Hamilton Sundstrand which is now known as Collins Aerospace in 1989 where she worked on the Advanced Input Output Controller specializing in the digital computation machine. She worked on a variety of programs including the Rotary Pilot Association (RPA) Quad Flight Control Computer, Apache AH-64D Flight Management Computer (FMC), F-15 Tech Roll Weapons System, Apache FMC redesign, and the SH-60 Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS). Her most recent work was in Air Management Systems (AMS) working as the lead controls engineer on the Cabin Air Conditioning Temperature Control System (CACTCS) for the Boeing 777 Aircraft
Carol was the first non-Pratt member of the CT Chapter of Women in Aviation (WAI). She served in all Board positions, and most recently served as President for the last three years. She was an avid supporter of girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers, and was quoted as saying "If you think you can do it and it's something you're passionate about, just go for it. Don't let anyone say you can't do it, because you can." She showed her support to WAI and STEM by always being one of the first to volunteer to organize or work at events such as “Girls Take Flight” and the International Women in Aviation Conference. She was one of the original developers of the CT Girls in Aviation Day which is now in its fifth year. Her belief and support for women in STEM wasn’t just at events for school-age girls; She also supported events which encouraged women to network or develop their careers, setting up Control Tower tours, classes on getting a Pilot’s license and many other events that sparked her interest.
Carol was an extremely passionate fan of Women’s Basketball, attending as many UCONN and Mohegan SUN games as she could. She loved spending time with her family and friends, traveling whenever she could.
"SaNogueira's message to young women — interested in an exciting life in the skies or a STEM career — is powerful: "If you think you can do it and it's something you're passionate about, just go for it. Don't let anyone say you can't do it, because you can." -Hartford Courant
Your generous donation will fund our mission to provide outreach, education and scholarship to women interested in the field of aviation.