Traditionally, many aviation organizations were founded to support and inform pilots. However, many in the aviation community were motivated to establish an organization that supported the aviation maintenance industry, in particular its female members which brought about the Association for Women in Aviation Mechanics, a nonprofit organization.
After seeing the need and interest in an organization dedicated to women in the maintenance and engineering segments of the aviation industry, an organization luncheon was organized at the WAI (Women in Aviation) conference in 1996. In 1997, the first newsletter was published and a board was established.
2017: $185,000 in scholarships awarded
2016: $165,000 in scholarships awarded
2015: $130,000 in scholarships awarded
2011: $73,000 in scholarships awarded
2010: The UPS Foundation awards AWAM grant
2009: AWAM becomes a National FAAS Team Member
2007: 10 year celebration
2002: Scholarships Program established
2000: AWAM becomes a 501(c)(3) organization
1998: Board of Directors formed and Officers elected
1997: 1st IA Renewal/Recurrent Training
1996: Organizational Luncheon WAI Conference Minneapolis, MN