Students from two Aviation Institute of Maintenance campuses were honored with scholarships at the 31st International Women in Aviation Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort March 5-8, 2020

AIM Las Vegas Scholarships

Written by Nicole Gleaton

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Las Vegas is proud to announce Gabrielle Olivares as a recipient of two scholarships on behalf of Association of Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM). Candice McHargue, the President of Louisville AWAM Chapter, presented the scholarships to Ms. Olivares. The Searching for Success Scholarship, awarded in the amount of $2,000, came with an all-inclusive 3-night stay to attend the annual conference. The Pink Wrench Scholarship, to put towards tool purchases, is valued at $1,500. Mrs. Olivares and other scholarship recipients were honored at the 31st International Women in Aviation Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in March. 

AIM Houston is proud to announce Prince Nnaji as a recipient of a Pratt & Whitney scholarship through Women in Aviation International (WAI).  Mr. Nnaji, whose long-term goal is to become a jet engine design engineer, is described by AIM as “a truly gifted student with leadership abilities, academic determination, and people skills.”

AIM Houston Scholarships

Pratt & Whitney, an aerospace manufacturer whose engines are used in civil and military aviation, annually awards 12 scholarships for engine maintenance training. Half of the scholarships are awarded through WAI and half through AWAM.  Recipients can select from two different types of engine training:  large commercial engine training at a Pratt & Whitney Customer Training (CTC) location, or a Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) small engine course at a Flight Safety International (FSI) location.

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is a network of aviation maintenance schools with campuses coast-to-coast across the United States and headquarters located in Virginia Beach, Va. AIM students are trained to meet the increasing global demands of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers.  AIM graduates are eligible to take the FAA exams necessary to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and Powerplant.  AIM’s campuses are located in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, San Francisco Bay, Orlando and Norfolk. Visit  or call (888) FIX-JETS for more information.

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