Air Canada and CAE have opened the application process for the fifth edition of the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship.

The scholarship is available to up to eight young Canadian women studying to become commercial pilots or aircraft maintenance engineers. They will be awarded scholarships to pursue their training in 2024 and four recipients training to be commercial pilots will join the CAE Women in Flight program as ambassadors.

The annual scholarships, established in honour of Air Canada’s first female pilot to help foster the next generation of women in aviation, are awarded in conjunction with the Northern Lights Aero Foundation.

Judy Cameron, retired Boeing 777 Captain at Air Canada and director, Northern Lights Aero Foundation, commented, “As this scholarship goes into its fifth year, it is incredibly gratifying to see the accomplishments of previous recipients. These young women have realized their dreams and are soaring high in all regions of Canada. From the cockpit of a 737 to a flight instructor job, these scholarship recipients are wonderful role models. I am so proud of Air Canada and CAE’s support for Canadian women in aviation.”

The Captain Judy Cameron scholarships were launched in 2019 and initially awarded to four recipients. Since 2023, Air Canada and CAE have joined forces to double the number of recipients and award eight scholarships to deserving women.

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