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Stephen Guerin Scholarship
We are offering a scholarship to aspiring professional pilots in South Australia in honour of our colleague Stephen Guerin who lost his life whilst undertaking his role as a Flight Operations Inspector in the pursuit of aviation safety in May 2017.
We will provide one scholarship per year over a period of three years commencing in July 2018 to an individual who meets the selection criteria and can demonstrate a commitment to achieving the highest of personal and professional standards. Each scholarship will be to the value of $15,000 (plus GST).
Applications for the 2020 scholarship will open in late April 2020.
Nature of the scholarship
The purpose of the scholarship is to financially support an eligible recipient who has obtained within the past year, or will soon obtain, an Australian commercial pilot licence (CPL) or a CPL related rating under Part 61 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (qualification).
Each scholarship will be a single payment of up to $15,000 plus GST (scholarship amount) in reimbursement of a recipient's costs of obtaining the qualification (qualification costs) through an operator approved under Parts 141 or 142 of the regulations (flight training organisation).
The scholarship will be available to cover scholarship activities completed within twelve months of the date it is awarded. CASA will not pay for any activities not completed by the end of that period (scholarship period).
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must:
- have completed a qualification through a flight training organisation in the year prior to the scholarship period, or be aiming to complete one within the scholarship period
- be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency
- be a resident of South Australia at the time you submit your application and continue to be one at the date the scholarship is awarded
- hold a class 1 medical certificate.
The following conditions will apply to the scholarship.
- An eligible recipient can claim the scholarship amount by providing CASA with proof of payment of qualification costs. A recipient who already holds the qualification may do this as soon as the scholarship is awarded.
- If the recipient has not yet obtained the qualification, they must obtain it by the end of the scholarship period in order to claim the scholarship amount. Otherwise, unless special circumstances apply, the scholarship will lapse and the recipient will not be entitled to receive anything.
- CASA will reimburse the recipient for qualifications costs (up to the scholarship amount) by transfer to their nominated bank account.
- The scholarship is personal to the recipient and cannot be transferred to anyone else or redeemed in any other way.
- CASA will not pay any expenses (including travel or accommodation costs) unless CASA has preapproved them.
The scholarship organisers
- All applications will be assessed by a panel comprising of CASA senior management, Stephen’s work colleagues and an independent industry representative.
- The decision of the panel is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
- CASA will not extend the validity period of the scholarship.
- CASA reserves the right not to present the scholarship if, in the judgement of the selection panel, none of the applicants meet the selection criteria.