The Lady Casey became the patron of the Australian Women Pilots’ Association at its inaugural meeting at Bankstown, NSW on 16 September 1950. The aim of this Scholarship is to assist an AWPA member to obtain an Instructor or Command Instrument Rating, either fixed-wing or helicopter, in furtherance of a career in aviation.
In 1972 the late Maie Casey – Aviatrix, Charter Member and Patron of the Australian Women Pilots’ Association, gave $100.00 to a group of Victorian members with whom she was lunching. This was the time of the nearly forgotten Australian mining boom and The Lady Casey wanted these members to try their luck on the share market.
With the success of the shares, an idea was formed to provide a scholarship for members. Interest and/or dividends only are to be used for scholarship payments. With the fluctuating interest rates and share dividends paid to the fund, donations are welcome to enable the scholarship to continue well into the future.