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New aviation scholarship announced

Date posted: Thursday 5 Aug 2010

New aviation scholarship announced

Swinburne today signed an agreement with the Sir Reginald Ansett Trust to offer a new aviation scholarship in 2011.

Valued at $10,000 per year for a period of three years, the Sir Reginald Ansett Trust Scholarship for Aviation will enable young people to reach their full academic potential and realise their passion for an aviation career by financing their study costs.

One scholarship will be offered each year, beginning in 2011.

 “A firm believer in providing young Australians with opportunities to succeed, this scholarship commemorates the contribution of Sir Reginald Ansett to aviation in Australia,” Swinburne aviation lecturer and former Ansett executive John Bibo said.

“As Sir Reginald became a qualified knitting-machine mechanic at Swinburne Technical College, it is fitting that the scholarship is identified with Swinburne.

“Over the past few years, the university has been committed to making aviation education available to the financially disadvantaged. This scholarship goes one step further to opening up opportunities for those with a real enthusiasm for aviation.”

The Sir Reginald Ansett Trust was established in July 2010 to provide grants for public charitable purposes in Australia, with an emphasis to assist young people to take their place in life.

Applications close at noon on 28 January 2011.

For an application form and guidelines visit



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