October 18, 2017

Flight Training Scholarship Applications Due


By Cheryl Marek, COPA Southern Ontario Director

For the third year, the COPA 177 (Exeter, ON) and  Jeremy Mason Memorial Youth Scholarship is offering $2,400 to one deserving youth to be used toward the earning of a Recreational or Private pilot’s licence.  The goals of the Scholarship being too; promote interest in general aviation locally, increase exposure of COPA Flight 177, and to honour the memory of local Exeter pilot, Jeremy Mason and his love of flying.

Prospective youth, living within a 50NM radius from Exeter, ON, can fill out an application providing information about them including among other things; interests, goals and why they want to fly.  In addition they are asked for proof of academic achievement, personal references and a 500 word essay.  The finalists are invited to interview in front of a three person panel where one recipient will be selected.

COPA Flight 177 (Exeter) and the Jeremy Mason Memorial Fund is presently receiving applications for the 2017 COPA 177 (Exeter, ON) & Jeremy Mason Memorial Youth Scholarship.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m., October 31st, 2017.

(Any applications after the deadline time will not be accepted.)

Applications and a criteria document can be printed off from the COPA Flight 177 website at copaexeter.ca or by emailing copa177scholarship@gmail.com. Candidates are eligible upon their 14th birthday and up to but not including, their 21st birthday, as of the date the application is due for submission.  They must be a resident of Ontario Canada, with preference given to applicants within the area local to COPA Flight 177.

The youth of Canada are the pilots and COPA members of tomorrow and that is why, COPA Flight 177 (Exeter) and the Jeremy Mason Memorial Fund is very excited to be able to help youth who strive to fly accomplish their dream.