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GLIDING / FLYING SCHOLARSHIP

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The Air Cadet League of Canada awards glider and power flying scholarships to qualifying Royal Canadian Air Cadets every year. Senior cadets have the opportunity to apply for these scholarships and spend the summer months training towards the Glider Pilot Licence and Private Pilot Licence.

Cadets need to be 16 years of age to hold a Glider Pilot Licence and 17 years of age to hold a Private Pilot License. To qualify for gliding and flying scholarships, each cadet needs to complete a qualifying exam. Weekly flying scholarship ground school runs from September to December to prepare cadets for the exam. During ground school, cadets are introduced to topics including: Aeronautical Rules and Facilities, Theory of Flight, Meteorology, Navigation, Airmanship, Flight Instruments, Radio and Engines.

After over 40 years the Air Cadet program trained over 10,000 Glider Pilots. One in five Private Pilots in Canada and 67% of Commercial and Airline Pilots have their roots in Air Cadets.


3 STRIKER GLIDER PILOTS

2006 - Anna Stromenberg
2006 - Lucy Hinton
2007 - Meaghan Shulist
2008 - Luke Charlton
2008 - Tori Walters
2009 - Zachary Hickey 
2012 - Miranda DeJong
2012 - Logan Dewsnap
2014 - Rebecca Mather
2016 - Christopher Redfearn


3 STRIKER POWER PILOTS

2007 - Michaela Saker
2007 - Lucy Hinton
2008 - Meaghan Shulist
2009 - Tori Walters
2009 - Derek Oliver
2010 - Zachary Hickey
2013 - Logan Dewsnap
2017 - Christopher Redfearn
2017 - William Plunkett


POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Air Cadet League of Canada offers two post-secondary education scholarship awards to Royal Canadian Air Cadets.  For more information visit the ACL OPC web site.

Len and Kay Birchall Scholarship

Bob and Mary Dale Scholarship

The awards are open to students that are members of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets during the year of application, and they are awarded on the basis of Secondary School scholastic achievement, combined with outstanding performance as an Air Cadet.  The amount of the award will be determined annually, and it will be dependent upon the earnings of the investment trust.  Each applicant will be considered for both awards, but a recipient may receive only one award.

WO2 Alfred Wong Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to an Air Cadet who has shown commitment to the music program and/or is pursuing a post-secondary program with some focus on music. For more information visit the ACL OPC web site.

Ontario Aerospace Council

The Ontario Aerospace Council offers three scholarships for students going into or currently enrolled in an aerospace studies program at a post-secondary institution (college or university) in Ontario. The value of each scholarship is $1,800.00 CAD.

OAC Scholarships 

(2 available)

  • High school students in their final year who are entering an aerospace studies program at an accredited Ontario college or university
  • Students currently enrolled in an aerospace studies program at an accredited Ontario college or university and continuing their studies in the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Women In Aerospace Canada Scholarship 

(1 available)

  • Young women attending high school in their final year who are entering an aerospace studies program at an accredited Ontario college or university
  • Women currently enrolled in an aerospace studies program at an accredited Ontario college or university and continuing their studies in the 2017-2018 Academic Year
What is Required for the OAC Application? (applicable for all)
  • Essay (500 – 800 words) from applicant stating their interest in aerospace and career aspirations
  • For first year students, a Letter of Acceptance into their chosen academic institution
  • Two letters of reference from community members (teacher, professor, coach, employer, volunteer leader)
  • Academic report issued by applicant’s current educational institution for the 2016-2017 Academic Year (most current)
  • Academic achievement of 70% or greater in current year studies
Application Submission (applicable for all)
  • Applications may be submitted electronically to  leigh.kras at theOAC.ca
  • Applications may be submitted by regular mail to:
OAC Scholarship Application
Ontario Aerospace Council
23-40 Grayrocks Avenue,
Hamilton ON L8W 3S1
  • Applications must be received no later than Monday May 15, 2017
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
For more information visit the ACL OPC web site.

General Dynamics Land Systems Canada - Proficiency Award 

(5 available) 

Scholarship from Thames Valley District School Board  / London District Catholic School Board for secondary school grads. $500 award to a recipient who is either supported by a family member in the Canadian Forces (reg. force or reserves) or is an active member of the Forces or Cadets.


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Eric Clinton,
Feb 19, 2016, 11:54 AM