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The "It's About Time" Scholarship

Abingdon Foundation provides scholarships to attend STEAM industry conferences or expos. The Foundation was formed November 3, 2017, and prior to that, scholarships were awarded under the "It's About Time" scholarship donated by The Abingdon Co. Starting in 2019, all scholarships are provided by Abingdon Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are still great friends with our partner The Abingdon Co. and are proud of our heritage with that company.


All scholarships include round-trip airfare, international visas (where applicable), accommodations, and full conference registration. A leader from the Abingdon Foundation will accompany winners on their amazing journey to a STEAM industry conference and ensure winners get to network with industry leaders, attend education sessions or meetings of their choice during the conference, and enjoy the full experience of the event.


Applicants must be 18 years or older. Recipients will be women interested in STEAM fields who are dedicated to giving back to the Abingdon Foundation and paying it forward to other women who want to follow in their footsteps. 


We currently have no scholarships open. Click here to be notified about future scholarships. 


HAI Heli-Expo is the world's largest annual helicopter conference. The location rotates annually and has over 700 exhibits. There's a lot to learn about careers and projects in the helicopter world. This show is a fantastic opportunity to learn how helicopters are used all over the world in safety, power line inspection, building construction, military operations, surveillance, tourism, recreation, and transportation. We were so excited to be there and love our rotor friends at this conference and throughout the industry. 


Women in Aviation

The Women in Aviation, International (WAI) conference is THE place to be for all people in the aviation field. The location rotates annually. This exciting conference offers tours, education sessions, special ceremonies, and exhibits to the thousands of annual attendees in all fields of aviation. Want to meet an astronaut? Want to learn how engines are made? Want to brush up on your instruction techniques? True beginner or a seasoned professional? The WAI conference has so much for you. 



The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) show is a product and showcase exhibition where the most important diving companies and divers gather every year to share information about the world of Scuba diving. The location rotates annually. There are so many aspects of Scuba diving and it's a wonderful career and hobby. You will have the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of diving and being in the dive industry. What a great chance to find your passion in the open water! 


Tactical & Outdoors Show

The Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoors Trades show is not open to the public but is a commercial show for businesses in this industry. It is a highly regarded event in Las Vegas every year where thousands of industry professionals gather to discuss business and education in the Outdoor fields. We are forming partnerships with several tactical and outdoor conferences/events and can't wait to do more hiking, self-defense, tactical, sport, and outdoors events. Stay tuned for upcoming scholarships.



WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. Abingdon Foundation has established a partnership with Women In Technology, International (WITI) and other female-centric technology organizations, to offer future scholarships to these leading tech conferences. Network with hall-of-fame tech giants. Land or create your dream job in technology or the business of the future. Get educated about Venture Capital, Angel funding, marketing, and data analysis. Be motivated by phenomenal keynote speakers. Make new friends. Be an outstanding you.


Conference coming soon...

  • Motorsports

  • Outdoor Survival

  • Technology

  • and more!