Bursary Program

A career in aviation means extensive training, which may prove costly to some individuals. Understanding the financial challenge, there are several programs available to help fund your aviation career training. Women who show exceptional potential and need financial assistance throughout the training process may apply for the following bursary programs:

The Yvonne Bohme Bursary

Yvonne Bohme was the first female Air Traffic Controller in the Edmonton Alberta Area Control Centre. She recently retired after over 26 years and without even knowing it, became a trailblazer in the industry. This bursary is awarded to assist women in obtaining careers in Air Traffic Services as Tower Air Traffic Controllers, Area Air Traffic Controllers, Flight Service Specialists or Techs.

Up to $1000 will be awarded to successful applicants.

Eligibility:

  • Must be female and residing in Canada

  • Must be placed on course for an ATC program

  • Must show financial need

  • A passion for aviation

  • A willingness to work hard


EIA "We'll Move You" Bursary

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area, contributing to more than $3.2 billion in economic output. Serving over eight million passengers per year and offering non-stop connections to destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, EIA is very excited to be partnering with Elevate Aviation to help more women enter into diverse careers in aviation. This bursary will be awarded to women in the Edmonton Metro Region who are interested in entering into a career in aviation. Special consideration will be given to technical or mechanical fields in the industry.

Up to $500 will be awarded to successful applicants.

Eligibility:

  • Must be female and residing in the Edmonton Metro Region

  • Must be entering into a career in aviation

  • Must show financial need

  • A passion for aviation

  • A willingness to work hard


Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Bursary

Women make up only 2% of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in Canada. We offer this bursary alongside our Mentorship Program in hopes that women who have an interest in this exciting career can receive the training they need and enter into the workforce.

Up to $1000 will be awarded to successful applicants

Eligibility:

  • Must be female and residing in Canada

  • Must be accepted and enrolled into an accredited AME program

  • Must show financial need

  • A passion for aviation

  • A willingness to work hard


Pilot Program

The Pilot Program is designed to assist women who are passionate about flying in completing ground school, PPL, CPL or any additional rating on a current licence with the intention of having a career as a pilot. Strictly recreational use does not apply.

Up to $1000 will be awarded to successful applicants pursuing their CPL or additional rating or up to $500 for PPL

Eligibility:

  • Must be female and residing in Canada

  • Must be enrolled at a flying club – bursary payment will be made as a credit onto the school account

  • Must show financial need

  • A passion for aviation

  • A willingness to work hard


What we are looking for in the chosen candidates:

  • Passion for learning

  • Self-motivated

  • Looking for a challenge

  • Positive attitude

  • Team player

  • Community minded

How to Apply

Please download and print the application form below. Send the completed application form along with 1 letter of recommendation from a current employer, friend, or co-worker to info@elevateaviation.ca.  

Current Deadline for Applications: NOVEMBER 30, 2018