Cotswold Airport, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6BA, UK

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The Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship was introduced in 2007. It provides young adults from the ages of 14 – 18 years living in the Gloucestershire / Wiltshire / Oxfordshire / Berkshire / Bristol area, the opportunity to experience all career options available within the aviation sector. The ethos is to provide Scholars with 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 70 previous scholars helping them embark in an Aviation based industry, whether it be Military, Commercial flying, Engineering or Air Traffic Services.

Throughout the Scholarship, scholars will receive aviation ground school, flying lessons in a range of different aircraft, experience at first-hand the work of air traffic controllers, Airport Operations and engineers, whilst receiving guidance from aviation professionals whilst visiting blue chip organisations such as Rolls Royce and a nearby Commercial Airport.

2017’s Scholarship here at Cotswold Airport is set to be a memorable year, with a few exciting changes. To mark the 10 year anniversary of the Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship we are increasing the flying hours to 10 hours over 10 days. Previously there have been around 8 flying hours over 8 or 9 days. The Scholarship will run for 2 weeks over the summer holidays, Monday 31st July until Friday 11th August 2017. Previously the Scholarship has been over the Easter holidays but can be limiting for potential applicants as they have to study for their upcoming exams.


*** Applications are now closed for this year’s Scholarship but keep an eye on this page towards the end of the year when 2018’s Scholarship will be announced. ***


If you have any questions then contact Toni on 01285 771177 or email her