THE ROYAL AERO CLUB TRUST
Advancing the cause of air sport and aviation
2018 ROYAL AERO CLUB TRUST BURSARIES
- Aged between 14 years and 21 years; or for a follow-on bursary 24 years?
- Have a basic air sport qualification?
- Wish to advance your air sport qualifications but lack the funds?
- Would up to £1,000 help you realise your air sport ambitions?
The Royal Aero Club Trust is delighted to announce its bursary scheme for young people for the 2018 season. The bursaries include The President’s Scholarships (2 bursaries each worth up to £750); the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship worth up to £1,000; the Breitling Bursary worth up to £750; the Bramson Bursary, worth up to £500, the new George Farha bursary, the new John Downer bursary and a number of additional bursaries also worth up to £500 each, to anyone between 14 and 21 years of age (or 24 years for a follow-on bursary) wishing to develop their interest in either air sports or aviation.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 31 MARCH 2018
The Royal Aero Club Trust has been offering bursaries for some sixteen years and a wide range of grants have been awarded. Activities available in the programme include gliding, hot air ballooning, paragliding, hang gliding, parachuting, flying microlights, motor gliders, light aircraft and helicopters, and building and flying model aircraft (including drones). Bursaries are also available for Personal Computer or Flight Simulator pilots wishing to have their first experience of an air sport.
Applicants must be UK citizens, resident in the UK, and the training and flying can only be conducted at clubs, associations or training establishments in the UK. Applications, which must arrive at the Trust by 31 March 2018, are to be submitted through a Sponsoring Organisation, Club or Association.
50 BURSARIES AWARDED IN 2017 – APPLY FOR YOUR 2018 BURSARY NOW!
Full details and the rules of the recently changed scheme, as well as the relevant application forms, are available on the Royal Aero Club Trust web site www.royalaeroclubtrust.org
The Trust is very grateful to its sponsors who generously provide the funds for bursaries. If you, or your organisation, would like to assist young people in this way by becoming a Trust sponsor, please make contact with the Trust or click on “Donations” on the Trust website www.royalaeroclubtrust.org
RECENT CHANGES TO THE SCHEME
The Trustees agreed significant changes to the Bursary Scheme from 2015. Following consultation with previous award winners, the Scheme was extended to permit applications from a wider age range (14 to 21 years); and from light aircraft trainee pilots who have flown solo. The Scheme also provides financial assistance to trainee balloon pilots who have to enter for mandatory examinations. From 2017 the Scheme is also open to those who fly drones. Additionally, a new category of bursary was introduced for well qualified air sports participants aged up to 24 years. Styled the “Follow on Bursary”, the intention is to encourage committed applicants to reach even higher levels of achievement through, for example, participation in national and international competitions. These new opportunities should encourage an even wider range of young persons to access and benefit from participation in air sports.
To contact the bursary administrator, David Bills, please email: Bursaries@royalaeroclubtrust.org