Scholarships / Awards
CASARA believes in supporting our volunteers, their training and our affiliate youth programs. The CASARA Foundation was incorporated in 1998 to present scholarships and bursaries to deserving individuals who wish to enhance their education or further their aviation careers.
We have presented several bursaries in the past, ranging from $300 to $5,000.
1. Volunteer Award
The CASARA Award recognizes the exceptional service of our volunteers, the people who make search and rescue possible. Member organizations create their own service awards and the winners can be nominated for national distinction. The award can be annual or presented whenever warranted. The winner receives an engraved plaque.
2. Continuation Pilot Training Award
The Continuation Pilot Training Award is presented annually to one of the top graduates of the power pilot training program. The national Air Cadet League accepts nominations from its provincial committee. Each candidate must have completed the Air Cadet Flying Scholarship Course and must be interested in using his or her flying skills to support others. The winner receives up to $5,000 to use towards further flight training.