Lincoln UTC students’ aviation careers take off thanks to RAF scholarships

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Christmas has come slightly early for five Lincoln University Technical College students, who found out today 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, Stephen Frankland, 17, from Grantham, Lewis Brooks, 18, from Lincoln, Sam Holliday, 16, from Branston, and Jacob Parker, 15, from Skellingthorpe.

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.

The support will include:

  • Taking part in activities supported by the armed forces
  • Attending Royal Air Force or Air Cadet events
  • Participating in leadership roles within activities supported by the armed forces.

Dr Rona Mackenzie, Principal of Lincoln UTC, said:

“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.”

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.

He said: “The Royal Air Force Association is proud to be able to support the next generation of aviation engineers.

“I enjoyed interviewing and selecting the bursary winners and look forward to working alongside them in the next twelve months.”