National Education Scholarships


The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) is pleased to offer prestigious post-secondary education scholarship awards to Royal Canadian Air Cadets. They are the KC Lett Scholarships, the Birchall Scholarship, the Dale Scholarship, the Thomas Colfer Scholarship,  Chris Ecklund Scholarship, Anthony A. Martin Memorial Scholarship, the National Legion Foundation Scholarship, the Alex Venables Scholarship in Engineering, and the ACL Advisory Council Scholarship. More scholarships could be available.

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 online ACC64 Application Form, and submit no later than April 1st, 2022 along with supporting documentation.

If you have any questions, please email

NOTE: Cadet and community activities from the last full year of cadet will be accepted.

Deadline : no later than April 1st, 2022


Ken Lett started a lifelong affair with aviation as a teenage pilot in World War Two. He was a member of RCAF 402(F) Squadron flying the famous Spitfire aircraft. Ken joined the post-war RCAF and served in many capacities from squadron pilot to senior command and staff positions. After his retirement from the RCAF, Ken moved to Calgary and stayed in the aviation world. He was President and CEO of a family of companies including the Executive Flight Centre, a commercial air charter service operating from Calgary and Edmonton, a flying school at Springbank and three leasing companies. In addition to his executive duties, Ken flew on worldwide operations as a Learjet Captain and was, therefore, an active pilot from 1941 to 1989 – which is a remarkable achievement. The number and amount of the awards are determined annually, with 50% of disbursements awarded to Air Cadets resident in Alberta.

Anthony A. Martin Memorial Scholarship

Anthony A. Martin was a veteran of World War II Royal Canadian Air Force Veteran who served as a wireless air gunner aboard the B-25 Mitchell “Desert Warrior” in North Africa. After his time serving with the 12th Bomb Group the “Earthquakers” he was awarded the distinguished flying cross and assisted with a war bond tour across the United States. Two of his grandchildren, who were members of the 835 Griffin Air Cadet Squadron in Squamish, BC., have created this scholarship in recognition of their grandfather’s service and all the fundamental and enduring memories and skills the Air cadet program gave them.

Birchall Scholarship

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 is determined annually. 

Dale 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 is determined annually.

The Thomas Colfer Scholarship Fund

Thomas Colfer was a World War 2 Navy veteran. He bravely served on warships escorting convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic and the Murmansk Run. Two of his nephews were Air Cadets. The amount of the award is determined annually. 

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 of Canada, 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.


he Advisory Council consisting of Past National Presidents who have been involved with the Air Cadets Organisations for many years are please to support cadets in the continuation of their studies.
The award consists of a $1,000 Scholarship.

Find A Squadron

Click on the link below to locate information on the Canadian Cadet Organizations Cadet Corps and Squadron Directory.