Piers Fowler Aviation Tour Scholarship

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The Piers Fowler Aviation Tour Scholarship is awarded to students undertaking the Aviation Study Tour (AVA20012) to support their airfares on this tour. The study tour is offered every two years and requires students to participate in a 15-30 day industry tour which provides students with a fascinating insight into the aviation industry. It gives them an opportunity to engage with the industry by visiting a number of major international organisations in key areas of the aviation industry.

Piers Fowler was an integral part of general and commercial aviation in Australia for over 20 years. Piers combined his love of both aviation and teaching and displayed skill and commitment in all areas of his endeavours. He was a colleague and friend to many at Swinburne. Therefore we are honoured that Piers’ family, through the Piers Fowler Trust, are considering the establishment of a range of initiatives to recognise Piers’ contribution to aviation and his time at Swinburne, first as a student and then a teacher, to continue what he liked to do most – share the skills and learning of aviation with other pilots. This scholarship is to reflect Piers’ own endeavours and achievements in his early aviation career

Courses eligible

Single degrees

  • Bachelor of Aviation
  • Bachelor of Aviation (Management)

Double degrees

  • Bachelor of Aviation/Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Aviation (Management)/Bachelor of Business

Eligibility / selection criteria

Applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be a current student studying full-time in the single or double undergraduate degree in Aviation or Aviation (Management)
  • Meet the prerequisites of the Aviation Study Tour (AV20012)
  • be selected to participate in the Aviation tour in 2019
  • achieve a credit average for all completed units
  • demonstrate financial need
  • demonstrate the benefit of the study tour and the scholarship


This scholarship is valued at $5000.
Each scholarship recipient will be given the opportunity of an industry mentor.

How to apply

No applications are required for this scholarship. Eligible student/s will be shortlisted based on their request to participate in the Aviation Study Tour (AVA20012). Students who are shortlisted for the Aviation Tour will be invited to submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words outlining:

  1. How they are experiencing financial hardship, and
  2. How this study tour and the scholarship are going to benefit them.

Scholarship recipient/s will be selected when students confirm a place in the study tour in accordance with the eligibility and selection criteria contained in these guidelines.



All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


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