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.

Winners are formally congratulated at our annual Festive Lunch and Awards Ceremony in December.

Our 2023 BWPA scholarships

The 16 winners of this year’s BWPA scholarships have now been announced. Many thanks to our generous sponsors who have offered funding for this year’s scholarships programme.

Our scholarships programme

The BWPA scholarships programme has seen overwhelming success in recent years, growing from seven scholarships awarded in 2019 to 23 scholarships offered in 2022. To ensure that our programme can continue to offer the greatest benefits to members and sponsors, whilst also recognising that the BWPA is entirely run by volunteers, earlier this year the BWPA committee undertook a strategic review of the programme. We look forward to launching a new and improved scholarships programme in 2024.

Scholarships are only available to BWPA members – make sure you have joined to be eligible to apply when our next round of scholarships opens for applications.


We have a number of 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. Congratulations to all the winners of our awards – you can read about them in our award pages.

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