The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is sponsoring two Australian Women Pilots’ Association (AWPA) scholarships for aspiring female pilots.
The first is a Naviagion Component Scholarship worth $7,000 to cover the cost of completing the navigation component of a private or commercial powered fixed-wing pilot licence.
The second scholarship helps with gaining a formation or aerobatic endorsement and is worth $2,500.
Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies said the AWPA scholarships were a great initiative for helping more females become pilots.
Further, Davies said Air Force was committed to gender diversity and proud to sponsor the scholarships.
“I understand how expensive and challenging it can be to pursue a career as a pilot, and the Navigation Component Scholarship is designed to help support the fantastic young women who are committed to this great profession,” Davies said in a statement.
“The opportunity to further develop flying skills with a formation or aerobatic endorsement is also significant, which the Formation/Aerobatic Endorsement Scholarship aims to support.
“I enthusiastically invite any young female pilots in training to apply.”
Applicants must be a financial member of AWPA and aged between 15 and 27 to be eligible. The deadline for applications is January 31 2016.
More information can be found on the AWPA website.