Applications have opened for the 2018 Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship. Closing date on Friday 30 March. Ten places are available for 14-18 year olds wanting to work in aerospace.
The organisers say, “This 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.”
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 broad and exciting world of aviation career opportunities to young people from the local area.
The scholarship programme has been significantly enhanced with a sponsorship package from Gulf Aviation. This has enabled the organisers to include additional aviation industry site visits such as Bristol International Airport, an increased number of loggable flying hours, and drone tuition with on-site UAV Academy.
In addition, the best performer among the group sleceted 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 6 August 2018.