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The scholarship in partnership with the Dream Never Dies Foundation (DNDF) is open each year to Urban Pilots Network (UPN) members who have successfully participated in UPN community programs offered throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
This scholarship makes possible the attainment of an Aviation Bachelor's degree, a two-year Aviation Diploma, or pilot license/certifications. Winners are determined in a competition among eligible applicants, that is judged by a UPN Scholarship Committee.
Awards for scholarship recipients start at a minimum of $1,000 but vary from year to year. Applicants can receive different levels of awards based on the strength of their application. They are granted to applicants enrolled in a university Aviation Bachelor's degree, a college Aviation Diploma program or accredited aviation training program..
Applicants must demonstrate a 2.5 grade average or higher during the last two years (i.e., grade 11 and 12) of secondary/pre-university preparatory schooling or during current post-secondary year. Transcripts must be official academic transcripts with school seal.
If applicant is a part of an accredited post-secondary aviation program (i.e. flight or aviation maintenance training program), applicant must provide proof of enrollment in program. Letter from the institution, copy of license, current medical and/or copy of logbook or pilot training record (PTR) demonstrating hours towards course taken are all acceptable as proof of enrollment. Applicants can also be enrolled in an Integrated or Modular Commercial Program if a transcript can be provided.
Applicants must also demonstrate a keen interest in aviation with proof of being part of aviation activities (i.e., air cadets, flight training, volunteerism within aviation, etc.). Applicants must show proof that he/she has been accepted into, or is currently enrolled into a post-secondary institution. Applicants in the relevant age group (i.e., high school seniors or those completing the last year of college preparatory work) must be planning to graduate high school during the winter or by the end of the spring school year.
Applicants of all ages are considered for the Aviation Excellence Award that meet all application criteria.
To applicants who do not intend to work without interruption for an Aviation Bachelor's degree, towards Integrated or Modular Commercial Program completion, or completion of an Aviation Diploma or certificate.
To applicants who do not plan to enroll in an accredited Aviation University, College, or accredited aviation program.
To applicants who do not get involved with UPN programs as a volunteer.
The online application must be completed and submitted no later than May 1st for the application year. If unable to apply online email email@example.com and alternate arrangements can be made via email or mail. If alternate arrangements are required, please contact us as soon as possible as all documents will be subject to the same deadlines.
To be valid for consideration, an application must be submitted through the online form and supplementary documents submitted via email. Please note applications open January 1st yearly and close May 1st for the application year.