We offer scholarships every year to support women in the UK of all ages and backgrounds in achieving their flying dreams, underlying one of our key aims, of promoting women’s training and employment within the sector.

Working with partner organisations or individuals allows us to extend what we can offer, and so help to raise awareness and increase opportunities available.

Our 2023 scholarships programme partners


“At SkyDemon our training scholarships are a big part of how we give back to our industry, and encourage future growth in general aviation. It’s been a pleasure working with the BWPA to help fund their scholarships and it was gratifying this year to be able to extend the number we can sponsor.”
Tim Dawson OBE – SkyDemon
Light Aircraft Association

“Those of us who are pilots know what a fantastic thing it is to be able to fly. With this scholarship we help one more pilot experience the joy of flying. There are far too few women in aviation and this will in some small way help to change that. The LAA is delighted and proud to be partnering with the BWPA by sponsoring the BWPA Light Aircraft Association Flying Start Scholarship.”
LAA CEO Simon Tilling

“Pooleys is delighted to be supporting this year’s BWPA scholarships. Giving back to the industry that supports us is at the very heart of what we do and we look forward to following this year’s scholars as they embark on their aviation journeys.”
Sebastian Pooley – Managing Director – Pooleys Flight Equipment Limited
The family of Gerry Cook

“Gerry saw his daughter’s self-confidence grow through learning to fly and would have enjoyed encouraging a
similar opportunity for another woman. We look forward
to seeing the difference we can make to someone and how they go on to contribute to the aviation community
in return.”
Gerry Cook’s family
Dorothy Saul-Pooley “My main reason for providing a scholarship is my desire to help aspiring women pilots to further their qualifications, particularly those who have started later on the route, because of finances not permitting earlier engagement in the process.”
Dorothy Saul-Pooley


The family of Oriana Pepper

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