The Dave Caddey Memorial Scholarship, created by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), seeks to support students studying for a career in the aviation, space or defence sectors.

This year’s scholarship winner will receive financial assistance for their post-secondary education as well as the reimbursement of travel and hotel expenses to attend the 2018 Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa this coming November 13. While in Ottawa, they will have the opportunity to meet with some of the industry’s brightest professionals.

The scholarship is dedicated to the late Dave Caddey, who served as president of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates’ (MDA) Space Missions division. Caddey began his career in Canada’s military, obtaining first a bachelor’s degree in 1971, then a master’s degree in 1976 from the Royal Military College. After serving in Canada’s military for 19 years, he joined MDA in 1986. Caddey was awarded the James C. Floyd Award in 2014 in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the development of the Canadian space industry. He passed away in 2015.

The deadline to apply is October 10. Further information and an application form can be found here.