Anyone applying for BWPA scholarships must be members of the BWPA at the time of application and when winners are selected. Other eligibility requirements for each scholarship will be set out in the respective application form.
Applications are not restricted to UK citizens or residents, unless required by our scholarship partner organisations, but winners must carry out their scholarship flying in the UK or Channel Islands.
In order to support as wide a range of members as possible, a member who has been awarded a BWPA scholarship will not be awarded a scholarship in the year following their win. For example, a 2021 BWPA scholarship winner will not be eligible to apply in 2022, but may apply again in 2023 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria).
Members working on or off committee are eligible to apply for scholarships, so long as they do not carry out any roles related to the anonymising or scoring of scholarships. BWPA Directors may not apply for scholarships.
Applying for more than one scholarship
Applicants may apply for any scholarship for which they are eligible. However, applicants will be awarded no more than one scholarship per year.
Applicants may state as part of the application form which scholarship they would prefer to be awarded if they are shortlisted for more than one scholarship. If no preference is expressed, the decision of which scholarship an applicant will be awarded will be at the discretion of the BWPA Chairwoman and Scholarships Coordinator.
Any part of a scholarship application may be used for BWPA editorial and marketing purposes, unless sensitive or otherwise agreed. Winners’ names and photographs will be published. Winners are expected to actively support publicity for the BWPA in connection with the award. This will include tasks that must be completed within one week of being informed of your win. BWPA scholarship winners will also be expected to comply with the BWPA media policy in relation to their scholarship win. Winners not supporting the promotional activities, without good reason, will forfeit their scholarship.