IAA Geoffrey O’Byrne White Memorial Scholarship
Mr Geoffrey O’Byrne White was an Irish aviation pioneer and enthusiast. A former member of the Board of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Mr. O’ Byrne White had over 30 years’ experience as a leader in the aviation industry. He started his career as a pilot with the Irish Air Corps and advanced to the position of head of operations for the Government Air Transport Service in 1985. From there he moved to PARC Group, becoming Director of PARC Aviation and establishing and growing the Maintenance and Consultancy divisions. He was the Chief Executive of CityJet. from 2000 to 2010 and during his time with the airline it grew from operating with five BAe146 jet aircraft to a fleet of 45 aircraft flying to most of the major cities in Europe, and was appointed to the IAA board in 2011, working in pilot training in recent years. Mr O’Byrne White died on 11th June 2018, aged 62. This scholarship is a tribute to the leadership and influence of Mr. O’Byrne White across the Irish aviation sector during his career.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS
Please submit an essay with an upper word count limit of 500 words outlining why you are the best candidate for this scholarship and why you want to study aviation by Friday October 2nd at 5pm.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
Interested candidates must supply the following to DCU Business School:
A letter of application (maximum 500 words) to include:
– The candidate’s motivation for applying to this scholarship and some background information on the candidate
– Career goals within the aviation industry and how this scholarship award will help the candidate to advance those goals
If you have not already applied to DCU through the PAC system, you’ll also need to submit two letters of reference and your academic transcripts.
CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
• Candidates should hold an honours primary degree (H2.1) or an equivalent professional qualification (ATCO; CPL); combined with 3 years of work experience in the aviation industry.
• If an applicant does not hold a primary degree, but has sufficient and relevant working experience (more than 5 years in the aviation industry), a special case for acceptance may be submitted.
• Recent graduates (with less than 3 years relevant work experience or with work experience in a different industry) who have the equivalent of first class honours degree will be considered.
• International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.
• EU and non-EU students will be eligible to apply.
Scholarships are available to new entrants only (2020/2021)
The selected student will be required to act as an ambassador for both the IAA and DCU.
Eligibility for this scholarship:
Candidates must be funding their study personally. Candidates whose employer is funding their study or are funded through government-sponsored schemes are not eligible. The awardees may not hold other scholarships. Candidates in receipt of SUSI grants may apply.
Candidates must supply all of the documentation required in the application process and meet DCU’s entry requirements along with the requirements of this course.
The selected student will be required to act as an ambassador for both the IAA and DCU, and may also be required to prepare short report on their experiences of the course e.g. newsletter article, blog etc.
The awardee may not defer their place at DCU and must undertake their course of study in 2020.
This is a single award of €5,000. Where a student undertakes the part-time option, the €5,000 will be awarded in the first year only.
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