Scholarships

 

Gerry Bruno Scholarship

In 2016, ACI-NA/CAC and InterVISTAS Consulting Inc. established the Gerry Bruno Scholarship in recognition, appreciation and to celebrate the leadership and innovation of Gerry Bruno, the founding CEO of InterVISTAS and a respected leader in commercial airport management.

The scholarship is intended to foster similar qualities in tomorrow’s leaders. Mr. Bruno had a career in aviation, including government service, airport marketing and strategic planning, aviation policy and aviation consulting. His approach to addressing problems and issues was always based on solid analysis, understanding the law and policy context of aviation in society, innovative thinking, and collaborative advocacy for aviation. Mr. Bruno had a lifelong appreciation of the role of education throughout his career, starting with a bachelor’s degree, earning a master’s later in his career and supplementing these with airport specific studies and accreditation. This scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of InterVISTAS former CEO.

Working in partnership with Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) and the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) Council of Chairs (CoC), the scholarship seeks to recognize students with high academic achievement who are working toward a career in aviation management, planning, marketing and/or policy. Eligibility is to students registered in any accredited Canadian university or college program.  The scholarship program recognizes the importance of the highly specialized education necessary for an individual to receive to fill the extremely complex and multi-disciplined role of being an aviation professional. 

Student applicants can be enrolled in programs in Economics, Business, Statistics, Planning, Geography or other disciplines applicable to aviation planning, management, policy, and/or marketing.

 

Air Cadet League of Canada

The Canadian Airports Council is a proud supporter of the Air Cadet League of Canada.  Each year, the CAC provides two annual scholarships each to 1) the cadet with the highest academic standing and 2) the most improved cadet attending the Advanced Aviation Technology Course -- Airport Operations summer training course.

Founded in 1941, the Air Cadet League of Canada consists of its National Headquarters, situated in Ottawa, and 12 Provincial/Territorial Committees. The League, in partnership with the Department of National Defense, provides support for the 450+ Air Cadet squadrons, spread across our entire great nation.
24,000 cadets, committed and passionate young men and women between the ages of 12 and 18, are enrolled in these squadrons.

The aims of the Air Cadet League are:

  • To develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership;
  • To promote physical fitness; and
  • To stimulate the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

Since 2005, the League has entered into over 13 formal national memoranda of understanding/letters of agreement with various elements of Canada's aviation and aerospace industry. One of the primary objectives of the League, through these partnerships, is to increase cadet awareness of career opportunities in aviation and aerospace industries.

Of interest, figures received on a regular basis from Transport Canada and the Canadian Airline Pilots Association reveal that one out of every five private pilots in Canada, at the present time, are former Air Cadets, and that 63 percent of the commercial airline pilots flying today also had their start as Air Cadets.