We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Nathan Slee/GoFly Scholarship, which is offered to an aspiring Sunshine Coast pilot aged between 14-18 years. The successful applicant is Jarva Efendi from St John’s College in Nambour.
The scholarship is designed to assist a future young aviator who has a passion for aviation but who may have experienced some hardship or financial barriers in following their dream of learning to fly.
The Scholarship is valued at around $8,000 and will consist of:
The scholarship is designed to be completed part-time within 12 months.
Applicants must have be studying either at school or at home and aged between 14 and 18 years old on the date of the deadline.
Applicants must permanently reside and study within the Sunshine Coast region.
The Sunshine Coast region includes the following suburbs and townships: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sunshine_Coast_Region_suburbs
Applicants must be aged between 14-18 at the time of applying and must come from a household which has a combined annual income of less than $80,000.
Applicants must compose a letter to the Chief Pilot of not more than 500 words, outlining:
(i) why they want to become a pilot, and
(ii) how receiving the Gofly Scholarship and obtaining their pilot certificate will assist with their future career in the aviation industry
(iii) any hardships they are currently experiencing or have overcome
This letter must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Saturday 30 September.
Applications will be assessed by the owner and Deputy Chief Pilot of GoFly Aviation, Damien Wills, along with Nathan Slee, Chief Pilot. The successful applicant will be notified in writing and a suitable time for training will be scheduled. it is likely that training will start in the Christmas 2019 holidays.
Training is based on competency rather than hours of study (the Pilot Certificate generally takes between 20-30 hours to achieve.)
The successful applicant and his/her guardians will be required to sign a form stating that they agree to participate in any GoFly Aviation marketing activities related to this scholarship and agree for their image to be used in social media.