YLW Scholarship Fund

YLWs 75th Anniversary
September 2022
12:00 PM PDT
October 2022
06:25 PM PDT
GOAL $20,000.00
94.1% To Goal

About Our Auction

All proceeds will go towards the YLW Scholarship Fund.

In celebration of our 75th anniversary and in recognition of ongoing support the Okanagan community has shown YLW, we are establishing a scholarship fund to support aviation and aerospace students conducting their studies in the Okanagan region.

Applicants must be from the Okanagan region and enrolled in an aviation or aerospace program, in the Okanagan region, at a B.C. provincially recognized university, college, training institution or a Transport Canada certified flight school.

This scholarship will be awarded annually starting in 2023.

About YLWs 75th Anniversary

This year Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Kelowna International Airport took off with a Piper Cub taking the first flight from Ellison Field in the fall of 1947. This could not have happened without the support of the citizens of Kelowna who voted in favour to purchase the 320-acre Dickson Ranch in 1946 to establish an airport. Fast forward to 2022 and YLW stands on Ellison Field and the grass runway has transformed to an 8,900 foot asphalt runway. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of the Okanagan community to the success of YLW. We are excited to be celebrating our 75th Anniversary with the community, and to establish the YLW Scholarship Fund as one way to continually give back to our community and support the next generation of leaders in aviation and aerospace.

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