Lincoln UTC Students’ Aviation Careers Take Off Thanks To Royal Air Forces Association Scholarships

December 15, 2016 11:49 am

Christmas has come slightly early for five Lincoln University Technical College students, who have found out that they are to receive financial support from the Royal Air Forces Association to help them pursue their dreams of entering an aviation career.

The charity has awarded scholarships to Kyle East (14, from North Hykeham, Lincoln), Stephen Frankland (17, from Grantham), Lewis Brooks (18, from Lincoln), Sam Holliday (16, from Branston, Lincoln) and Jacob Parker (15, from Skellingthorpe, Lincoln).

The RAF Association Scholarships, of between £150 and £2,500, have been designed to support extra-curricular activities which will enhance the students’ CVs and future applications to the Royal Air Force, such as taking part in activities supported by the armed forces, attending Royal Air Force or Air Cadet events, and participating in leadership roles within activities supported by the armed forces.

Dr Rona Mackenzie, Principal of Lincoln UTC, said, “We are absolutely delighted to be collaborating with the Royal Air Forces Association and cannot thank them enough for their generous donation. We have many students who wish to pursue a career with the Royal Air Force or in aviation and I know that these scholarship awards will provide them with unique opportunities to follow their dreams.”

This is the first time the RAF Association has supported Lincoln UTC through scholarships, though Royal Air Force Careers is a Gold Partner to the college, working with teachers to create relevant employer projects; providing high quality and relevant work experience; and offering access to facilities which will inspire and inform students.

David Prowse, RAF Association Director of Membership & Operations fully appreciates the wonderful opportunities that both the RAF and this donation will provide for UTC students. “The Royal Air Force Association is proud to be able to support the next generation of aviation engineers,” he said. “I enjoyed interviewing and selecting the bursary winners and look forward to working alongside them in the next twelve months”.

Dating back to 1929, but known as the RAF Association since 1943, the membership organisation and registered charity provides welfare support to the RAF family, which includes serving and ex-serving personnel and their dependants. Whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back on his feet, a young child missing their parent away on overseas operations, or a World War II veteran needing a shoulder to lean

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