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.
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.
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.
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.
For students that are applying to the Travis Booker Memorial Fund, here are some things that you will be including in your application:
- A personal essay outlining your interest in your field, your experience in your field
- A personal essay describing how you would like to contribute back to the North and aviation
- A statement of financial need
Please keep in mind that all applications to YKCF scholarships require the applicant to submit a proof of residency affidavit (which you will be able to find when you create an account on our application portal), and a confirmation of acceptance (or a letter of admission) or a proof of enrolment to a post-secondary institution.
You can apply through our scholarship application portal!
Please note you will need to create an account, and complete our eligibility quiz to see which Fund you are eligible to apply.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1-867 446 4527.
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