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Aviation Scholarships
3rd February 2015

Applications have now closed for the 2015 Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarships.

In the next few weeks we will be welcoming the successful short listed applicants for an interview before choosing the lucky 12 scholars.  Good luck everyone!!! 

The scholarship scheme, which was introduced seven years ago provides teenagers from 14 – 18 years of age living in the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire area the opportunity experience all career options available within the aviation sector. The ethos is to provide them that vital initial experience that will put them on the first rung of the ladder to their chosen career path.  Funded by Cotswold Airport owner Ronan Harvey, the Scholarship programme has already helped change the lives of over 60 previous scholars helping them embark in an Aviation based industry, whether it be Military, Commercial flying, engineering or Air traffic control.

Mr Harvey`s daughter, Suzannah Harvey, CEO of Cotswold Airport said “ We were thrilled that so many young people applied for a place on the 2014 programme that we will be increasing the intake to 12 students on the 2015 scholarship. The enthusiasm and dedication shown by all who have taken part in previous years is a clear indication of just how much of a difference this scheme makes.We are anticipating another good year in terms of the number of young people applying and I would encourage any young person with an interest in a career in aviation to do so. Not only is it a fantastic experience but it really helps the students take their first steps towards what can be a very rewarding career in aviation, whilst allowing them to build contacts and make new friends at the same time.”

During the scholarships, students will receive tuition at the airport`s aviation ground school, including flying lessons, experience at first-hand the work of air traffic controllers, flying instructors and engineers, whilst receiving guidance from aviation professionals heading blue chip organisations such as Rolls Royce and Airbus.

Application forms can be downloaded from the "downloads" page of this website.

For any enquiries please contact Susie Bennett on either 01285 771177 or sue@cotswoldairport.com