Women Pilots’ Association – news on our upcoming 2016 Scholarships
Building on the huge success of our 2015 Diamond
Jubilee Scholarships, for which we had over 80 applicants and six fantastic
winners, BWPA is now pleased to announce its 2016 Scholarships.
And this year, we are doing things a little
differently. We will be awarding three Scholarships to successful women
applicants this year, one of which is again the BWPA CATS CPL/ATPL
Scholarship, and the
other two will be the new BWPA Flying
Start Scholarship, and the new BWPA
Flying High Scholarship. Both these scholarships will be for £1000, which
is double the value of the individual 2015 Scholarships, and both will be
available for any type of flying, from ballooning through to helicopters, and
all points between.
As the names suggest, the BWPA Flying Start
Scholarship will be available for new and very inexperienced pilots
to gain their first qualifications, whereas the BWPA Flying High Scholarship
will be available for more experienced pilots with at least a first
qualification who wish, for example, to gain further qualifications or take part
in significant competitions, or to undertake other suitable activities to help
them further their personal flying aims.
The BWPA CATS CPL/ATPL Scholarship is, as
last year, for applicants with at least a PPL (A) or (H), and comprises the
ground school element of a CPL or ATPL (A or H). It has again been kindly
donated to the BWPA by CATS Aviation Training, Luton,
and is worth almost £1,400. What is (and what is not) included in this Scholarships
aimed at pilots intending to make a career in flying, will be detailed on the
application form, along with the necessary qualifications for application.
Applications for all three scholarships will be via
the BWPA Website, and further details plus the application forms will soon be
posted on the BWPA Website - so do keep an eye on that! We will also be
advertising these scholarships as widely as possible, and in liaison with other
flying organisations, to reach the widest possible audience. The scholarship selection panels will
comprise BWPA members plus representatives from other relevant flying organisations.Applications will all be by
e-mail, as they were last year.
awarded BWPA 2016 Scholarships will also
be invited to the BWPA Christmas Lunch on December 4th2016,
the venue for which is yet to be announced.
newsflash will follow, as soon as the application forms are available on the
BWPA Website, and we encourage all potential and current women pilots to
Scholarship Team; February 2016.
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