Only 5-6% of professional pilots in the UK and worldwide are women. The percentages in general aviation are similar. Much of this is due to lack of information and opportunity. One of our key aims as an organisation is ‘to promote the training and employment of women in aviation, and the promotion of practical schemes to assist women to gain air licences.’ For this reason, a proportion of our membership fees is used to fund scholarships. In addition, we actively work with partner organisations to extend what we are able to offer, and so help to raise awareness and aspirations.

Applications are now open for our 2022 scholarships. The BWPA is an inclusive organisation; we welcome applications from any woman.

This year we have 23 scholarships on offer, worth over £45,000:

Make sure to check out our scholarship terms and conditions before applying to ensure you are eligible. Wishing all our applicants the best of luck! For inspiration read about our 2021 winners and how they have been using their scholarships.

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