The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to offer eight post-secondary education scholarship awards to Royal Canadian Air Cadets. They are the the Young Citizen Foundation Scholarship, the Birchall Scholarship, the Dale Scholarship, the Alex Venables Scholarship in Engineering, the Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism, the Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity, and two Air Cadet League of Canada Foundation Scholarships.
In the process of evaluating the applications, for the academic component, the focus is on the following subjects: (a) Languages; (b) Mathematics; (c) Physical Sciences; and (d) Social Sciences. It is important that the most recent report card or transcript include these courses.
Applicants are required to complete the ACC64 application form online, and submit it in digital form (PDF), along with supporting documentation to the Air Cadet League of Canada, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should be titled beginning with your name and National Education Scholarships such as: Fred Jones National Education Scholarships.
To help you fill the form, we have prepared the following example of an application.
Deadline : June 1, 2020
The Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship
Canada’s future depends upon the development of strong leadership in our youth. The mission of the Young Citizens Foundation is to assist young Canadians to grow and mature as committed, knowledgeable and contributing Canadian citizens. The Foundation achieves this objective by encouraging young Canadians to participate in development programs operated by nationally recognized organizations such as The Royal Canadian Air Cadets that provide life-learning opportunities for our youth which will significantly influence and benefit their development as committed Canadian citizens. Participation in these organizations develops leadership skills, exposes students to the various citizenship ideals that the country values and provides some very positive mentoring. The provision of post-secondary scholarships to selected participants is critical not only because it encourages Canadian youth to join these programs but also because it is important that these students, who have developed these positive attitudes, continue their education so that they can achieve positions of leadership in their communities, regionally and nationally.
To learn more about the Foundation and the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program and how you can support this important initiative, please click on the following link.
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.
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.
Legion National Foundation Scholarship
Established in 2017, the mission of the Foundation is to fund four pillars across Canada: Veteran’s Wellness, Education, Pilgrimages and Scholarships and Bursaries. The Foundation has identified the Cadet Leagues as intended recipients of funding in the amount of $2500. For the Air Cadet League, this amount is awarded to a deserving cadet to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited institution in Canada.
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.
- 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 to one of the Jazz App programs.
- 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 to one of the Jazz APP programs.
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.
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.