THE ROYAL AERO CLUB TRUST
Advancing the cause of air sport and
2016 ROYAL AERO CLUB TRUST BURSARIES
between 14 years and 21 years; or for a follow-on bursary 24 years?
a basic air sport qualification?
to advance your air sport qualifications but lack the funds?
up to £1,000 help you realise your air sport ambitions?
The Royal Aero Club Trust announces its
bursary scheme for young people for the 2016 season. The bursaries include The President’s
Scholarships (2 bursaries each worth up to £750); the Peter Cruddas Foundation
Scholarship worth up to £1,000; the Breitling Bursary worth up to £750; the MacRobert Trust
Bursaries (2 bursaries each worth up to £500); and the Bramson Bursary, which
is one of a number of additional bursaries worth up to £500 each, to anyone
between 14 and 21 years of age (or 24 years for a follow-on bursary) wishing to
develop their interest in either air
sports or aviation.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 31 MARCH 2016
The Royal Aero Club Trust has been offering
bursaries for fifteen years and a wide range of grants have been awarded.
Activities available in the programme include gliding, ballooning, paragliding,
hang gliding, parachuting, flying microlights, motor gliders, light aircraft
and helicopters, and building and flying model aircraft. Bursaries are also available for Personal Computer
or Flight Simulator pilots wishing to have their first experience of an air
Applicants must be UK citizens, resident in the UK, and training and flying can only be
conducted at Clubs, Associations or training establishments in the UK.
Applications, which must arrive at the Trust by 31 March 2016, are to be
submitted through a Sponsoring Organisation, Club or Association.
44 BURSARIES AWARDED IN 2015 – APPLY FOR YOUR 2016 BURSARY NOW!
Full details and the rules of the recently changed scheme, as well as an
application form, are available on the Royal Aero Club Trust web site, www.royalaeroclubtrust.org
The Trust is very grateful to its sponsors
who generously provide the funds for bursaries. If you, or your organisation,
would like to assist young people in this way by becoming a Trust sponsor,
please make contact with the Trust or click on “Donations” on the Trust
CHANGES TO THE SCHEME
Trustees agreed significant changes to the Bursary Scheme from 2015. Following consultation with previous award
winners, the Scheme was extended to permit applications from a wider age range
(14 to 21 years), and from light aircraft trainee pilots who have flown
solo. The Scheme also provides financial
assistance to trainee balloon pilots who have to enter for mandatory
examinations. Additionally, a new
category of bursary was introduced for well qualified air sports participants
aged up to 24 years. Styled the “Follow
on Bursary”, the intention is to encourage committed applicants to reach even
higher levels of achievement through, for example, participation in national
and international competitions. These
new opportunities should encourage a wider range of young persons to access and
benefit from participation in air sports.
To Contact the Bursary Administrator:
David Bills, please log in to: (Bursaries@royalaeroclubtrust.org)
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