Lady Casey Scholarship Fund

The aim of The Lady Casey 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.

History of the Scholarship
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.

Donations to The Lady Casey Scholarship Fund are welcome and may be forwarded to the National Treasurer, AWPA, PO Box 832, Earlville, Qld, 4870, or use our online portal.

Provision for donations is also included on the Membership Application and Renewal Forms.