Apply now for the 2019 Jilly Murphy Memorial Scholarship for Aviation Safety.
The annual scholarship, now in its seventh year, is awarded by Airways and Christchurch Airport to a person or a project making a tangible contribution to improving aviation safety in New Zealand.
The scholarship fund may be used for a wide range of activities including learning, resources, or equipment for a person focussed on aviation safety. A project could be research, or development of a process or a product.
Applications for the 2019 scholarship close on November 30, 2018. Please complete an application form here, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Finalists will be announced in January and will be interviewed by representatives from Airways, Christchurch Airport and a member of Jilly Murphy’s family.
Last year’s winner was Shaun Sutherland who used the fund to launch his Aero Club In a Box concept – a fully compliant safety management system and student training syllabus that is available for free to microlight organisations nationally.
Other previous winners include Dan Parsons, former Queenstown Airport Manager of Airport Operations, who developed and online human factors for airside driving training package and Kate Cook, Airways Senior Operational Safety Advisor, who used the scholarship to pay for study on the role of human factors in safety.
The Jilly Murphy Memorial scholarship was established in 2013 to honour Christchurch Airport based Air Traffic Controller Jilly Murphy, who died in central Christchurch during the earthquake on February 22, 2011. Jilly worked for Airways for 20 years as a highly skilled controller, with a passion for aviation safety.