In 2019 the Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to offer the following post-secondary education scholarships to Royal Canadian Air Cadets:
Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall, CM, OBE, DFC, O.Ont, CD, LL.D, D.Sc.M, and Mrs. Kathleen Birchall, have been long-time generous supporters of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet movement across Canada, but especially of Air Cadets enrolled in squadrons of the “Birchall Wing” in the Eastern Ontario Area. The amount of the award will be determined annually, and it will be dependent upon the earnings of the investment trust. Last year the award consisted of a $5,000 scholarship.
Robert Gordon Dale, DSO, DFC, CD, and Mrs. Mary Dale, have given exceptional service to Canada in times of both war and peace. This has been especially so in their support of Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Robert Dale served as the National President of the Air Cadet League of Canada in 1972-1973, and as the Honorary President of the Air Cadet League of Canada from 1983 to 2013. The amount of the award will be determined annually, and it will be dependent upon the earnings of the investment trust. Last year the award consisted of a $2,000 scholarship.
Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship:
The fundamental purpose and goal of The Young Citizens Foundation is to assist young Canadians to grow and mature as committed, knowledgeable and contributing Canadian citizens. The Foundation will pursue this objective by assisting young Canadians to join or participate in qualified citizenship development programs as operated by nationally recognized organizations that provide life-learning experiences and opportunities for young persons which will significantly influence and benefit their development and education as caring Canadian citizens.The Young Citizens Foundation recognizes the outstanding success achieved by the Air Cadet League in fostering the citizenship development of Young Canadians. As such, the Foundation wishes to support the League by providing a University/College entrance scholarship award to a deserving Air Cadet. The award shall be known as “The Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship Award”. The Foundation’s goals are to promote the Air Cadet Program, to encourage young Canadians to join the Air Cadets and to enable worthy Cadets to pursue a post secondary education so that they have the opportunity to become future leaders in our country. The award consists of a $5,000 scholarship.
Alex Venables Scholarship in Engineering:
Presented in recognition of Gerald Gilroy’s generous contribution made to the Air Cadet League of Canada, in trust, for the annual National Educational Scholarship that will be known as the “Alex Venables Scholarship in Engineering”. Students must be entering directly into a full time program of study in the field of engineering. The award consists of a $2,500 scholarship.
Air Cadet League of Canada Foundation Scholarships:
The primary mandate of the Foundation of the Air Cadet League of Canada is to provide graduating Air Cadets with assistance for post-secondary education. The Foundation also supports other Air Cadet programs from time to time and in response to specific requests. The applicants must have completed high school and enrolled in a college or CEGEP technical program or in a vocational program of at least 6 months at a recognized educational institution or be deemed a full-time student even if studying part-time. The awards consist of two $1,000 Scholarships.
- The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism. Awarded to a full-time student accepted and
enrolled in a Jazz APP-affiliated aviation program for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership
and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3,000 scholarship.
- The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity. Awarded to a full-time student
accepted and enrolled in a Jazz APP affiliated aviation program who has self-identified as aboriginal,
a person with a disability, a visible minority or female; for outstanding contributions to safety,
leadership and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3,000 scholarship.
The Jazz APP program is offered through affiliated schools.
All Cadets who have graduated from the Power program and meet the eligibility requirements can apply for the Jazz Aviation Pathways award for Professionalism. Any Cadet who has graduated from the Power program and identifies themselves in one of the categories of aboriginal, a person with disability, a visible minority, or female can apply for the Jazz Aviation Pathways award for Professionalism and diversity. The National Education Scholarship Committee will review all applications and may consider Cadets applying to the second award as candidates for the first award if warranted. Award recipients will meet with Jazz representatives during a visit to the Jazz training facility.