17 February 2017
The British Womens’ Pilots Association has opened applications for its 2017 Scholarships. The BWPA is awarding up to six Scholarships.
Two of the scholarships are for the BWPA Flying Start Scholarship and BWPA Flying High Scholarship. Both are for £1,000, for any type of flying, from ballooning through to helicopters, and all points between.
The BWPA Flying Start Scholarship is available for new and very inexperienced pilots to gain their first qualifications. The BWPA Flying High Scholarship is for more experienced pilots with at least a first qualification who wish, for example, to gain further qualifications or take part in significant competitions.
New for 2017 is the BWPA Saul-Pooley Renewal or Revalidation Scholarship, with a value of £500. This has been donated by Dorothy Saul-Pooley and is specifically towards the renewal or revalidation of a lapsed licence or rating, and is available for fixed wing or helicopter flying.
The BWPA CATS CPL/ATPL Scholarship, donated by CATS Aviation Training, Luton, is for the full value of their Groundschool CPL/ATPL (A or H) course. This year it is joined by a further two scholarships donated by Bristol Groundschool, the BWPA Bristol Groundschool ATPL Scholarships, each for half the value of their ATPL (A or H) course.
The BWPA CATS CPL/ATPL Scholarship and the BWPA Bristol Groundschool ATPL Scholarships are for applicants with at least a PPL(A) or (H), and relate to the ground school elements of a CPL or ATPL (A or H). Applicants must also be capable of obtaining a Class 1 medical.
Applications for all six scholarships is via the BWPA website. Closing date is Saturday 15 April 2017 and the winners will be notified in late spring.