Cotswold Airport aviation scholarship 2018

January 26 2018

Students from Bishopston, Redland and Cotham are invited to apply for the hugely popular ‘Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship'. First launched back in 2007, the scheme is open for 2018 applications with a closing date on Friday 30 March.

Students from Bishopston, Redland and Cotham are invited to apply for the hugely popular ‘Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship'. First launched back in 2007, the scheme is open for 2018 applications with a closing date on Friday 30 March. 

Twenty successful applicants will be invited to the interview stage of the application process on Saturday 21 April. Following the interviews, the 10 final scholars will be selected for the programme, which runs from Monday 6 to Friday 17 August (weekdays only).

 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 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 flying 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 Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire can apply. Applicants must be 14 to 18 years of age on 6 August 2018. Applications can be submitted online at www.cotswoldairport.com.