The British Women Pilots’ Association (BWPA) opens 2020 scholarships for female pilots
One of the key aims of BWPA is to promote a female position in the aviation sector. Only 5 – 6% of commercial pilots in the UK are women. According to research, much of this is due to lack of information and opportunities.
So part of the BWPA membership fees together with sponsorship from partner organisations is used to help women to gain pilot licences.
This year, a total of 10 scholarships are available to aspiring female pilots.
The scholarships are:
- Flying Start Scholarships – Two scholarships, each for £1000, for new, inexperienced pilots to gain their first qualifications (e.g. PPL)
- Flying High Scholarships – Two scholarships, each for £1000, for licensed pilots who wish to gain further qualifications
- CATS CPL/ATPL Scholarship – A scholarship for the full value of the CATS Aviation Training, Luton groundschool CPL/ATPL (A or H) course
- Bristol Groundschool ATPL Scholarships – Two scholarships, each for half the value of the Bristol Groundschool ATPL (A or H) course
- Wings Alliance Scholarship – A scholarship for the full value of a Wings Alliance Airline Pilot Assessment
- easyPPL Groundschool Scholarships – Two scholarships, each for the full value of an easyPPL groundschool course
Most of the scholarships are NOT restricted to UK citizens or residents, however the training itself will be carried out in the United Kingdom.
To apply, you have to be a member of the British Women Pilots Association. The yearly membership cost £44 and enables you to not only get access to the scholarships, but also access to events, museums, personalised guidance on careers. Members also get a discount on all purchases from Pooleys.
The application is already opened and close at 23:59 on Thursday 30 April 2020.
Haven’t found the right scholarship for you? We have recently published the complete guide on flying scholarships in the United Kingdom.