Two scholarships to the value of $7,700 each (including GST), sponsored by Airservices Australia, are available to students of member organisations. Entries close 10 April 2020.
1.Learn to Fly Scholarship – for ab initio pilot training
All entrants who fly a Trial Instructional Flight (TIF) with an RFACA member organisation between 1 October 2019 and 10 April 2020 may be nominated by that organisation for the 2020 RFACA Learn to Fly Scholarship.
Instructors conducting the TIF must assess the entrant’s aptitude for flying using the RFACA assessment form. The entrant must write a short essay on why they want to learn to fly and complete the condition of entry form.
Each member organisation may nominate up to three candidates for the scholarship and submit each candidate’s conditions of entry form, assessment and short essay to email@example.com by 17 April 2020.
Funds must be applied to relevant training undertaken at the nominating club and must be expended by 30 April 2021.
2.Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL) or Flight Instructor Rating Scholarship
Member clubs may nominate up to three candidates who have completed their Private Piot’s License and wish to further their aviation careers and continue their training for a either a CPL or Flight Instructor rating (with grade 3 training endorsement).
Clubs should nominate students who they judge to have the aptitude and commitment most likely to complete the training and benefit from the professional development. Clubs must send the name, contact details and aviation qualifiations of nominated students to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17 April 2020.
Funds must be applied to relevant training undertaken at the nominating club. The training must completed within twelve months of the award of the scholarship.
The values of the scholarships include GST. Where the training is free of GST, the value of the scholarship is $7,000. The scholarship is not redeemable for cash nor is transferable.
The names of scholarship recipients will be announced at the RFACA Annual Flying Training Conference in Taree, NSW, on 28 April 2020 and notified in writing to members clubs.