Provincial ACL Bursaries & Scholarships

Air Cadet League - Quebec and Ottawa Valley Provincial Committee

2019 Bursary Information

Application deadline is Thursday March 21, 2019

The Air Cadet League of Canada (Quebec and Ottawa Valley Provincial Committee), in concert with private sponsors, offers an annual $500 post-secondary study bursary, per region, to a cadet who will be studying full-time at the post-secondary level during the next academic year.

The bursaries aim to:

  • Encourage cadets to pursue their post-secondary education by providing financial assistance; and
  • Recognize overall cadet performance at both the squadron and school levels.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, the applicant must be presently a cadet and must also have been enrolled as a cadet for two years preceeding the year of application.

Sqn Selection Process (65 points):

Candidates interested in being considered for the Bursary, must submit to the SSC Chairperson the following documents:

    • Completed application (see link below)
    • June 2018 report card
    • Letter from the school administrator
    • Personal Narrative

A selection committee, consisting of a member of the SSC, Staff and one additional person, will review the candidate file.  In case of a tie, the Chairperson will have the final decision.

Scoring of submissions is based on the following:

  • Cadet File (10 Points). This will take into account cadet participation during his/her time at the squadron. 
    • Summer Camps: 1 point each (maximum of 5 points)
    • Rank: Cpl/FCpl - 1 point; Sgt - 2 points; FSgt - 3 points; WO2 - 4 points; and WO1 - 5 points
  • School Record (40 Points)
    • General average: Based on the June report card for the entire preceding school year.
      • 70 to 74% - 10 points;
      • 75 to 79% - 15 points;
      • 80 to 84% - 20 points;
      • 85 to 89% - 30 points;
      • 90 to 94% - 35 points;
      • and 95 to 100% - 40 points.
  • Letter from School Administrator (5 points) A letter must be provided from a school administrator attesting to the fact that the candidate is a full-time student at a recognized educational institution. The full 5 points are awarded if this attestation is submitted on time
  • Personal Narrative (10 points)  Candidates must submit a personal narrative identifying their reasons for applying for the bursary.

Regional Level (35 Points)

  • One candidate application from 706 Sqn will be forwarded to the ACL - Ottawa Valley Regional Committee, for consideration of the bursary
  • Letter of recommendation from the Chairperson and the Commanding Officer (5 Points) will be included, explaining why the candidate was chosen. The full 5 points are awarded if this attestation is submitted within the required timelines.
  • Interview (30 points) Three to five candidates, from all submissions received across the region, will be interviewed by a selection board established by the Regional Coordinator.  The interview board will consider factors such as motivation for further studies, continuity within the cadet program and personal determination.

If you have any questions, please email 706.chairperson@cadetsair.ca

Important: This bursary is open to all Air Cadets in Ottawa who meet the eligibility criteria.  706 Sqn is only able to submit one application for the bursary to the Regional Committee for consideraton.  The 706 Sqn bursary candidate may be contacted by the Regional Committee for an interview.