Scholarships and Bursaries

 If you need additional funding for you gliding you can check out

National Bursaries

Philip Wills Memorial Fund Scholarships

Full details of the PWMF scholarships have now been published. The scholarships, which will each be up to £500 in value, are specifically aimed at helping post-solo development in younger pilots, up to age 30. Applications, which must be endorsed by club CFIs, are now open and must be received by 15th March 2014. Full details and application forms are available at

RAeC Trust Bursaries

A reminder that applications for Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries must be received at the BGA office by 10th March. These bursaries are available to young pilots, aged 16-21, who have already reached solo standard to enable them to achieve greater competence in their particular air sport. Full details are on the RAeC Trust web site at (note that applications must not be sent directly to the Trust as they need to be countersigned by the BGA).


Air League Scholarships

Applications for 2014 Air League Gliding Scholarships close on 22 February. These are open to post-solo pilots, aged from 16 to 25, and are intended to help younger pilots widen their gliding experience. This year, awards are available covering basic aerobatic training, cross-country training and SLMG NPPL training. Full details are at


GAPAN Scholarships

The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators Young Members Group offer, through a selection process, anyone over the age of 14 the chance to fly at a BGA Junior Gliding Centre of their choice.  The scholarships provide for a period of membership and 20 winch launches which could take a candidate to at least first solo. The scholarship funding does not cover the cost of travelling to London for interview or travel and subsistence costs during training.  Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 March 2014 and interviews will be held in London on 2 May 2014. Full details are at

There are a range of funding options up to £500 per person. Note you will be required to show a commitment to gliding and a need for support.


Cambridge Bursaries

Cambridge Gliding Centre Funds

Neville Anderson Award

Alex Ward Memorial Fund


University and College Funds

There are also a range of funds available from the University and Colleges. We are gradually collecting a database of funds succesfully accessed to support gliding; available to members of particular colleges. Most of these are applied for through your college tutor. Let us know if you find a new one.

Fitzwilliam College

Master's Gift Fund: £50~80