SAC Youth Bursary Program

Are you a young person that has a passion for aviation and are interested in learning how to fly? Are you young person that is already flying gliders and is looking for opportunities to further your training? Are you an Air Cadet that is interested in flying new gliders and learning to soar? If so, the SAC Youth Bursary Program is for you!

SAC provides $10,000 of financial support to youth to help offset the cost of flying gliders through our Youth Bursary Program. Anyone who is under the age of 25 as of January 1st of the current year and is currently attending an educational institution qualifies for the bursary. The bursary amount is $500 per applicant.

The money is to be used on flying activities, not for membership dues, with the goal of maximizing ones flying. No prior flying experience is necessary and youth that have no prior gliding experience may apply for the bursary through their local clubs.

There is a maximum of 5 bursaries available per club and bursary funds cannot be used for short-term flying camps. If there are multiple applicants at a club, the club sponsor is responsible for determining which 5 applicants will receive a bursary. The club is not required to match the funding; however, clubs are free to do this if they wish.

If you are interested in applying for the SAC Youth Bursary Program, you can download an application form here.