UPN Scholarships

This Year's Winners



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..

Eligiblity for Award

  • GPA

    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.

  • Aviation Program Enrollment

    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.

  • Aviation Program Interest

    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.

  • Age

    Applicants of all ages are considered for the Aviation Excellence Award that meet all application criteria.

Scholarship Not Available

  • 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.

This scholarship is in partnership with The Dream Never Dies Foundation