Helping Dehcho Careers Take Flight

In association with our operational partners, Great Slave Helicopters and Air Tindi, and our ownership group – which includes the business arms of Liidlii Kue First Nation, Pehdzeh Ki First Nation, Acho Dene Koe First Nation, Fort Simpson Metis Nation, Nahanni Butte Dene Band, Sambaa K’e Dene Band and Jean Marie River First Nation – is pleased to support the dreams of Dehcho youth looking to build rewarding careers as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Fixed-Wing Pilots or in Aviation Support Services.

Purpose

To promote the career opportunities that exist in the Northern aviation sector among Dehcho youth and help those with the required dedication and aptitude in their pursuit of a future as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Fixed-Wing Pilot or in Aviation Support Services including Accounting, Logistics, Human Resources, Dispatch, Business Administration, Sales and Marketing, Community Relations and In-Flight Paramedics. These scholarships are designed to assist students with expenses related to aviation-related fields of study not typically covered by Student Financial Assistance, such as the purchase of the specialized tools they will be required to have in order to study in an accredited Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program or the high costs related to becoming a Fixed-Wing Commercial Pilot.

Scholarship Criteria

Dehcho Regional Helicopters and our fixed-wing division Dehcho Airways invite you to apply for one of these scholarships if you:

  1. Are either a resident of the Dehcho Region or beneficiary of one of our seven partner Aboriginal organizations. (Proof of residency such as a photocopy of your health care card, driver’s license, or GI card and/or a letter from either Liidlii Kue First Nation, Pehdzeh Ki First Nation, Acho Dene Koe First Nation, Fort Simpson Metis Local 52, Nahanni Butte Dene Band, Sambaa K’e Dene Band and Jean Marie River First Nation confirming you are a member.)
  2. You have graduated from high school, with a Grade 12 diploma;
  3. You are accepted by or enrolled in:
    1. a recognized post-secondary institution in an accredited Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program, on a fulltime basis with a full course load;
    2. the Discovery Aviation Academy; or,
    3. an Aviation Support Services related program at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  4. You would like to explore the apprenticeship opportunities with one of our operational partners after completing the in-class portion of your studies.

Those who fail to complete training for which a scholarship was previously awarded are ineligible for future awards.

Applications

Your completed application will include all of the following:

  • A cover letter identifying the post-secondary institution where you have been accepted into a program covering one of the aviation-related fields of study identified above and a summary of your personal and aviation career goals as well as a clear declaration of your desire to explore the apprenticeship opportunities with either Great Slave Helicopters or Air Tindi;
  • A copy of your acceptance letter to a post-secondary institution and your most recent school transcripts;
  • At least two letters of reference from non-family members, one of which should be from the Aboriginal organization in which you are a member (if applicable);
  • A photograph of yourself which may be used for promotional purposes (preferably aviation themed – i.e. a photo of yourself onboard or in front of a helicopter or airplane);
  • Proof of residency (if applicable), and;
  • A signed copy of the Dehcho Regional Aviation Scholarship Application Form on www.dehchoregional.com.

Applications missing this information may not be considered.

Process and Deadlines

Submit your application by July 15, via e-mail to dehchoregionalhelicopters@gmail.com or by mail to:

Dehcho Regional Helicopters
Attn: Scholarship Committee
Box 375
Fort Simpson, NT
X0E 0N0

A committee of the Dehcho Regional Helicopters and Dehcho Airways Board of Directors, including representatives of our operational partners, will select recipients from all valid applications by August 15.

Dehcho Regional Aviation
Scholarship Application Form

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