BWPA announce seven scholarships on International Women’s Day
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The British Women Pilots’ Association (BWPA) today launches its 2019 scholarships for female pilots in recognition of International Women’s Day. This year there are seven scholarships available
The scholarships include:
- BWPA Flying Start (£1000) for new, inexperienced pilots to gain their first qualifications.
- BWPA Flying High (£1000) for licensed pilots who wish to gain further qualifications, take part in significant competitions, or undertake other suitable activities to help them further their personal flying aims.
- BWPA CATS CPL/ATPL Scholarship for the full value of the CATS Aviation Training, Luton ground school CPL/ATPL (A or H) course.
- Two BWPA Bristol Groundschool ATPL Scholarships, each for half the value of the Bristol Groundschool ATPL (A or H) course
- Two BWPA Easy PPL Ground School Scholarships for new and inexperienced pilots towards gaining their PPL(A) ground school qualifications.
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In addition, the BWPA is offering 12 ‘taster flights’ from Old Buckenham Airfield, Norfolk. Six will be for women over the age of 16 years; and six will be administered through the Aviatrix Project for young people aged 14–17.
Further ‘taster flights’ for women aged 16-25 years will be sponsored by Total UK.
BWPA Chair Julie Westhorp encourages all potential and current women pilots to apply, saying: “We are delighted to be able to offer such a large number of scholarships once again. The partnerships we have built allows us to continue to grow our support of a community that remains in the minority.”
Applications open on Friday 15 March and close on Monday 6 May 2019. All those awarded BWPA 2019 Scholarships will be invited to the BWPA award presentations at the Christmas lunch in December 2019.