Each year, the BWPA makes a number of awards and scholarships to recognise the achievements of women in aviation and support them in further flying endeavours.

Our next round of scholarships will open for applications around March 2021. Scholarships are only available to BWPA members – make sure you have joined so you will receive the latest updates.

Previous winners have included women who have gone on to gain their PPLs, become commercial pilots and gain additional qualifications such as aerobatic and tail wheel endorsements, and the first woman to cross the English Channel by paramotor.


Our scholarships vary from year to year, with our committee working closely with outside organisations and potential sponsors to gain support to assist women to achieve their aviation goals.

In 2020, we had ten scholarships on offer – you can learn about them on our winners pages.

In 2019, we were able to offer seven scholarships to successful women applicants, including to support gaining a first PPL to completing ATPL ground school.  For the first time in many years we also secured sponsorship for Taster Flights for aspiring pilots to enable them to experience powered flight.

Read about previous winners in our scholarship archives.


We have eleven awards, which recognise excellence in a wide range of areas from navigation to photography. There are also special awards, for example acknowledging achievements in gliding, personal accomplishment or career goals.

Read about previous winners in our award archives.

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