Northern Aviation Scholarship
Applications Are Closed
Applications Are Closed

In memory of pilots John Bidwell, Jim Smith and Matthew Bromley.

The Northern Aviation Scholarship Fund was established to support individuals pursuing a post-secondary education in the aviation industry, for example, as a pilot, engineer or flight attendant.


To be eligible, individual applicants must have resided in the Northwest Territories (NWT) or Nunavut for at least two years and be pursuing post-secondary education in an aviation related field.


The criteria to be used in assessing applications for an award shall include:

  1. The applicant’s motivation in pursuing an aviation career;
  2. The applicant’s initiative in preparing themselves for such a career through aviation related activities.
  3. The contribution the scholarship will make to the applicant in achieving their career goals.

The scholarship may be awarded more than once to the same applicant.


Applications must be received by May 15 each year. Awards will be announced in August each year. The application must include a statement of a maximum of 500 words on:

  1. Why they wish to pursue a career in aviation in the NWT or Nunavut;
  2. What aviation related activities they have been involved with e.g. after school or part-time work, involvement in the cadet program;
  3. How the scholarship will contribute to them achieving their career goals in aviation in the NWT or Nunavut.

It must also include two letters of reference from an organization recognized for its work in aviation or another source acceptable to the Yellowknife Community Foundation and proof of acceptance or conditional acceptance at a recognized post-secondary institution in an aviation-related course of studies.

Proof of Residency (PDF 65kb) form must be submitted along with the application.

Past recipients

2017Kandace Sittichinli
2016Benton Davie
2015no award
2014Kylar Villebrun
2013Kylar Villebrun
2012Kylar Villebrun
2011No award
2010No award
2009Steven Lipson
2008Jared Marshall
2007Pierre Corriveau
2006Kyle Wheaton
2005Derrick Kocik
2004Derrick Kocik