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***Applications are now closed for this year's scholarship applications - thank you so much to those of you who have taken teh time to apply, we shall be in touch in April***


 The hugely popular Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship is open to candidates aged 15 - 18 years old (not reaching their 19th birthday until after 9th August 2019) and be resident within Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol & Avon and BANES. 


Founded in 2007 with the aim of introducing young people to the exciting career opportunities within aviation, this unique industry scholarship programme offers participants broad exposure to the aviation world. The scholarship offers hands on experience across a broad range of aviation areas and includes time flying in different types of aircraft. 


Since its inception, the Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship programme has changed the lives of over a hundred young people; many previous scholars used this opportunity to launch their successful and exciting aviation career, from engineering to flying instructors and commercial pilots.  


2019 will be no exception and successful candidates will be offered full and varied programme. Between the 29th July to 8th August 2019 (weekdays only), attendees can look forward to on-site and off-site engineering visits, visits to RAF Stations, air traffic control, air operations and a period of flying experience. The flying experience is likely to include, gliders, microlights, light aircraft (including aerobatics) and helicopters.  


Suzannah Harvey, CEO of Cotswold Airport, said “The ongoing success of the Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship is something which I am very proud of.  It gives me great pleasure to see past scholars excel within the aviation industry and I continue to encourage any young person with an interest in a career in aviation to apply for a place; 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.  I would also like to thank World Fuel Services for their continued sponsorship of the Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship programme, making it possible to continue to enhance the programme for all of the youngsters who take part.”  


There are only 10 places available on this sought-after experience and applications open on 1st February 2019 and close 15th March.  






1st February - Applications Open.


15th March - Applications Close.


w/c 8th April - Shortlist confirmed:  All candidates will be informed as to if they have been shortlisted.


27th AprilInterviews: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Airport Director and Chief Flying Instructors. Successful candidates will be notified after all interviews have taken place.


29th July - The Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship commences.


8th August - The Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship ends with a presentation event.


Ready to apply?  Find the application form HERE


Full Ts & Cs can be downloaded HERE


For more information and any enquiries regarding the Scholarship, please contact  

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