Professional Women Controller’s Education & Career Development Program

Welcome to the Professional Women Controller’s Education and Career Development Page! This site has been developed to provide you with information on employment opportunities in the FAA, career development while employed with the FAA and to provide educational resources that are available to you. Additionally, this site is used to highlight College Training Initiative Schools around the country that offer an FAA approved air traffic degree program. We hope that you find this site helpful, useful and informative. If you have any questions on anything located on this page, please feel free to contact us. We are always looking for new information and resources to improve our careers!

PWC Scholarship Program

Each year PWC awards a Family Scholarship to PWC Members and/or an immediate family members of a PWC member for any field of study. A PWC Recruitment Scholarship to women enrolled in or attending an accredited Air Traffic Control training school; PWC membership is not required. PWC Special Scholarship, listed below, are awarded to an applicant that has a desire for a career in aviation; PWC membership is not required.

The PWC Scholarship fund has grown consistently, with help from your donations and those of our sponsors. In the past, PWC has awarded between $1,500 and $9,700 in scholarships. PWC scholarship application season is open from October 1st to February 15th~ completed application packages must be emailed to [email protected] by February 15th.

Scholarship Application Instructions
Scholarship Application 2022

PWC Scholarships

Would you like an easier way to contribute towards PWC Scholarship supporting our youth?  Well PWC can help.  Simply fill out the PWC Scholarship DWH form and submit, easy as that!

PWC Mentor Program

The PWC National Mentor Program is in its second decade of being a fully volunteer run program. It is open to all FAA employees at any point in their career and at any grade level. Those in the local commuting area of Washington D.C. benefit from in person participation. Others are welcome to join via teleconference. Whether you are new to the FAA or a seasoned employee, the PWC National Mentor Program might be what you need!

The purpose of PWC National Mentor Program is to promote a culture within FAA that actively supports and provides development opportunities for FAA employees. With an increased commitment of individual workers, together we enhance our professional skills and have a better-prepared, better trained, safer, diverse workforce.

Applications are being accepted for mentees and mentors until October 30, 2020 for the 2021 Professional Women Controllers (PWC) Mentor Program. Mentorship is an incredibly rewarding experience made easy by the flexible and supportive structure of the PWC National Mentor Program.

PWC Mentee Application
PWC Mentor Application

PWC National Mentor Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What CTI's are out there? 

College Training Initiative Schools 

How do I figure out my "Personal Brand"?

Personal Branding

How can I find out more about the Senior Leadership Development Program?


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