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Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarships 2018 – Dates Released!
The hugely popular ‘Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship’, which launched back in 2007, will be open for 2018 applications from Monday 22nd January, with a closing date on Friday 30th March. Twenty successful applicants will be invited to the interview stage of the application process on Saturday 21st April. Following the interviews, the 10 final scholars will be selected for the programme, which runs from Monday 6th to Friday 17th August (weekdays only).
The unique industry scholarship programme has changed the lives of many young people over its ten year history, seeing scholars embarking on fantastic careers in the world of aviation, from engineering to commercial flying (press case studies available). The programme was founded by Cotswold Airport owner, Ronan Harvey, an ex-RAF engineer, aviation expert and successful entrepreneur, who wanted to open up the braod and exciting world of aviation career opportunities to young people from the local area.
The scholarship programme has been significantly enhanced, with the generous addition of a sponsorship package from Gulf Aviation. 2018 marks the second consecutive year that Gulf Aviation has supported this initiative, enabling the organisers to include additional aviation industry site visits such as Bristol International Airport; an increased number of loggable fling hours; and drone tuition with on-site UAV Academy.
2018 marks the eleventh year of the Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship and has resonance and importance given 2018 also marks the 100th year of the founding of the RAF and the centenary of the end of WWI. In celebration of these two historic anniversaries, the best performer of next year’s scholarship will be fully trained for their PPL (Private Pilot’s Licence) at Cotswold Airport, funded by the scholarship programme.
Students from Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Bristol and Berkshire can apply. Applicants must be 14 to 18 years of age on the 6th August 2018. Applications can be submitted online at www.cotswoldairport.com