CAC Young Eagles Flying Scholarship
The CAC Young Eagles Flying Scholarship was established to help a Young Eagle get one step closer to achieving their dreams of becoming a pilot! The scholarship is worth $2500.
- Applicants must be registered as an eligible member of the Canterbury Aero Clubs Young Eagles program.
- Applicants must be between the age of 16 to 18 years old, inclusive, as at 2nd July 2023
- Fill out the application form
- Attach an essay of no more than one A4 page, explaining in your own words, why this Scholarship Fund should be awarded to yourself
- Email both of the above to Youngeagles@cac.co.nz
- Applications to be in by 2 June 2023
- Young Eagles Scholarship winner will be drawn on Sunday the 2nd of July at the CAC Trophy Dinner
- The scholarship is for $2500. This will be allocated to an account held at The Canterbury Aero Club in the name of the scholarship recipient.
- All funds must be used within 6 months of allocation into this account.
- Funds not used within the allocated 6 months will be forfeited and deposited back into the Canterbury Aero Club Young Eagles fund account.
- Scholarship funds are only to be used towards the recipients Flying Training, Private Pilot Licence Theory exam subject courses, scheduled and held through/at the Canterbury Aero Club only.
The John Pauwels Flying Scholarship was established in 2018 and is funded by John Pauwels, retired Air New Zealand Captain. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has a passion for flying and has an excellent attitude, is motivated and has the intellectual, mental and physical ability to become a commercial airline pilot.
The aim of the John Pauwels Flying Scholarships is to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to consider the exciting career of aviation. The scholarship is valued at $13,000, which is used to cover the cost of the Private Pilot Licence theory and some flying. Exams and extra books and equipment required are not included.
There are two pathways to the Scholarship. One is by application for students from Hillmorton High School in Christchurch and the other is available nationwide, but is only available by nomination from senior members of the aviation community.
Candidates will need to progress through a series of assessments and interviews. These can include but not be limited to:-
- Informal and formal interviews
- ADAPT testing
- Written tests and/or other forms of assessment
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