Travis Booker
Memorial Fund

Travis Booker Memorial Fund

Established in 2023, the purpose of the Travis Booker Memorial Fund is to support residents of the Northwest Territories who are pursuing studies in aviation. 

Application process

Individuals interested in applying must create a profile on our scholarship application portal. Once your profile is created, you will need to complete our eligibility quiz and then submit a scholarship application to the Travis Booker Memorial Fund.

Applications will be made available during our scholarship intake season, in April/May 2024. 

2024 key dates

2 April, 12.01am

Scholarship application portal opens. 

31 May, 11.59pm

Scholarship application portal closes. Late applications not accepted.

Mid- to late July

Funding distributed to scholarship recipients. 

Please find the application process below, including some frequently asked questions. 

The Travis Booker Memorial Fund was established in 2023 to support Northwest Territories residents pursuing studies in aviation. 

Travis was born on February 20, 1995, in Kelowna, BC and was raised there until he graduated high school in 2013. His fondness for the aviation world started just hours into his life when he was airlifted by helicopter from Kelowna to Vancouver where he underwent Closed Heart surgery and later Open-Heart surgery. He was an avid soccer and basketball player during his childhood and continued playing basketball into his adult life, playing in the men’s league in Yellowknife.

Travis completed his AME course with Northern Lights College in 2017 and landed his first apprenticeship with Summit Helicopters in Kamloops later the same year. Shortly after, he moved to Yellowknife with Summit Air and realized quite quickly that he missed the rotary side upon which time he applied to Acasta HeliFlight for an AME apprentice position. 

Travis joined the Acasta family in 2018 and about a year later – with his hard work ethic, drive, and determination – he was their first apprentice to become a licensed engineer under the Acasta name. He thrived in his role and loved every single tour, whether it was throughout the Arctic or other regions of Canada. The North became Trav’s home.

$1000 to three recipients each.

Please note that award amounts vary year by year.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Travis Booker Memorial Fund, you must be:

  • A resident of the Northwest Territories for at least 6 consecutive months
  • Pursuing post-secondary studies focused on aviation (flight school, aircraft maintenance technician, avionics, aircraft dispatch training)

All of our scholarship application forms and additional materials need to be submitted on our scholarship application portal

  • You will complete a questionnaire describing your interest in your field, your experience in your field, and how you would like to contribute back to the North and aviation.
  • You will write a brief statement of financial need

You must be an eligible resident to apply for a scholarship.
As such, YKCF requires you to make a residency declaration and have a witness sign off.
However, you do not need to print out any forms!
Each residency declaration is a one-click question embedded within the application process.
You just need to provide the email address of your residency witness, and they will be emailed directly.

You can only apply through our online application portal. In 2024, the application portal opens on April 2nd.

Access it here: https://www.grantinterface.ca/Home/Logon?urlkey=yellowknifescholarship

Mailed and emailed applications will not be accepted barring extreme circumstances.

If you have more questions, check back to our FAQs on our scholarship page!

The Travis Booker Memorial Fund was established in 2023, therefore there are not yet any past recipients. 

For more information

If you require assistance or have questions about the Travis Booker Memorial Fund, please do hesitate to contact the Yellowknife Community Foundation office at grants@ykcf.ca or by phone at +1-867 446 4527.

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