Announcing our 2021 scholarship winners!
Today we announce the winners of our 2021 scholarships:
- BWPA Flying Start Scholarships: Amy Dewhurst, Yasmina El Sayed, Rachel Harvey, Alison Field (sponsored by SkyDemon)
- BWPA Flying High Scholarships: Olivia Brown, Katie Stokes
- BWPA Helicentre Aviation CPL(H) Scholarships: Lizzy Mukori, Holly Harris
- BWPA Helicentre Aviation Introductory Scholarships: Hannah McCann, Tabitha Shaw, Sue Sheikh
- BWPA Flight Deck Wingman Scholarships: Rachel Calvert, Grace McKellar
- BWPA Easy PPL Ground School Scholarships: Charlotte Hill, Jayne Stubbs
- BWPA Bristol Groundschool ATPL Scholarships: Rebekah Yore, Gemma Jefferies
- BWPA CATS Aviation Training Scholarship: Daisy Bing
- BWPA 624squadron.com Scholarship: Fiona Smith
Visit the scholarships page to read about our winners and their aviation aspirations, and hear in their own words what the scholarships mean to them.
“For the second year in a row, we saw a large increase in the number of applications for this round of scholarships,” says BWPA Chairwoman Sharon Nicholson. “The winners are all extremely impressive individuals who are already giving a great deal to aviation, including encouraging other women to consider flying as a hobby or career. We hope these scholarships will support them in achieving their ambitions and continuing to inspire others.”
Well over 200 women from across the UK applied for the scholarships this year through submitting information on their current aviation experience, what they enjoy most about flying, why they believe they deserve the scholarship and how they would use it if successful. Applications were anonymised before being shortlisted by a panel of judges who determined which of the candidates showed the most promise for their future flying.
The BWPA offers scholarships every year to support women in the UK in achieving their flying dreams, underlying our key aim to promote their training and employment within the sector. A proportion of the Association’s membership fees is used to fund scholarships. The BWPA also actively works with partner organisations to extend what we are able to offer, and so help to raise awareness and aspirations. We would like to thank SkyDemon, Helicentre Aviation, Flight Deck Wingman, Easy PPL, Bristol Groundschool, CATS Aviation Training and 624squadron.com for their support this year.