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Captain Judy Cameron 2023 Scholarship Recipients

8 March 8, 2023, Toronto, ON – In honour of International Women’s Day, the Northern Lights Aero Foundation proudly announces the recipients of the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship. This scholarship, administered by Northern Lights, is entering its fourth year of Air Canada sponsorship. For 2023, the scholarship has doubled to eight awards of $5,000 each, with the addition of sponsorship by CAE. The Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship targets women who are Canadian citizens and who are enrolled in a fixed wing aviation flight program at a college, university, or flight school, or an aircraft repair and maintenance program anywhere in Canada.

“I am delighted that Air Canada and CAE have partnered to double the number of Captain Judy Cameron scholarships for 2023. Each recipient has shown great determination in their training, and the willingness to encourage and inspire others in their aviation journey. As the scholarship goes into its fourth year, it is wonderful to hear the success stories of former recipients. Two women are flying as First Officers, another is a fire patrol pilot, and two more are flight instructors. Thank you to Air Canada and CAE for helping to make their dreams a reality,” said Judy Cameron, Boeing 777 Captain at Air Canada (retired), and Director of the Northern Lights Aero Foundation.

Olivia White, 2020 recipient says, “I have started flying Twin Otters at Rise Air in Northern Saskatchewan. I have been absolutely loving the work and am just so excited to finally and officially be a commercial pilot. The scholarship was a huge help in getting me to where I am. “

The Northern Lights Aero Foundation inspires and celebrates Canadian women in aviation and aerospace with mentorship, scholarships, outreach, and an annual award event. This year’s award gala will be held on October 21 at the Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, Ontario.

Air Canada recipients of the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship:

Amanda Tosto, Surrey, British Columbia

Hélène Trudeau, Beausejour, Manitoba

Charlotte Thorley, Grimsby, Ontario

Chanelle Wilson, Coldstream, British Columbia

CAE Women in Flight ambassadors:

Meera Bissonauth, Mississauga, Ontario

Mia Cochran, North Bay, Ontario

Jaime Hanson, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Kyra Jarvis, Kingston, Nova Scotia