The Foundation

Aviation and Maritime scholarships for women

In 2004, Pinky Brier formed the Brier Foundation to assist young women in pursuing careers in aviation and other forms of transportation. The Brier Foundation maintains a scholarship and awards numerous scholarship each year to qualified candidates. This educational scholarship is intended to help young women get a head start and develop into a productive, self confident and independent person. Pinky Brier believed in the possibility of anything. If you have the passion, your success will follow if you apply yourself and chase your dreams. Pinky Brier lived her dreams and has made provision for other women to assist them in achieving their dreams as well.


The Brier Foundation awards scholarships of between $3,000 and $5,000 to young women who want to pursue careers in the following fields

Field of aviation
  • Aviation
  • Astronautics
  • Aeronautics
  • Commercial pilot
  • Commercial helicopter pilot
Field of maritime transportation
  • Bridge officer
  • Navigation
  • Naval architecture
  • Naval engineering
  • Merchant marine license or document
Field of mechanics
  • Aircraft mechanics
  • Helicopter mechanics
Other transportation
  • Overland transportation
  • Other careers in transportation are considered – contact us to learn more