The Facts


AWAM's Beginnings

The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance was formed in 1997 when a group of mechanics met at the Women in Aviation International conference and saw the need for an organization devoted specifically to women in the maintenance field. Since then AWAM has grown into a diverse group of women from all over the world who work to make the aviation maintenance industry a better place.


Scholarship Program

AWAM began its scholarship program in 2002, giving out four scholarships to eight recipients. Since then, through the generosity of our industry partners, the scholarship program has grown to offer more than 40 scholarships, many open to recipients of any gender. More information can be found at


Scholarship value awarded in 2018


Scholarship Winners in 2018

August 1st

Annual scholarship flyer released


Central Florida Chapter #23

The Central Florida chapter was founded in March of 2017 by Stacey Rudser, in order to have a way to more directly engage with and support female mechanics throughout Florida. Joined by Adria Rhoden as Vice President, Sarah Richmond as Secretary, and Ashley Lang as Treasurer, there are currently more than a dozen chapter members from a wide array of aviation maintenance backgrounds. The chapter's primary focus is reaching out to young people in the community and introducing them to aviation maintenance as an exciting and viable career path.