For Aspiring Indigenous Aviators

The Calm Air Carl Morberg Memorial Bursary Program will be awarding up to five bursaries of $5000 to aspiring Canadian Inuit and Indigenous Aviators residing in Nunavut or Manitoba, Canada. Dispersion of Funds to be paid directly to a training unit/school.

Deadline for Application: Friday, September 15, 2024
Download the Application Here

Eligiblity Criteria:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Must provide proof of Inuit or Indigenous ancestry (status card)
  • Transport Canada Category 1 - Aviation Medical
  • Restricted Operator Certificate - Aeronautical (ROC-A)
  • Canadian Private Pilot License (PPL) Completed
  • Ability to obtain Restricted Area Identify Card (RAIC)
  • Grade 12 Diploma or GED with transcript
  • Transport Canada English Proficiency
  • Candidates must have no criminal record
  • Proof of enrolment in a Canadian recognized Aviation Institution

Selection will be based on a review of a candidate’s submission of a professional resume AND a 750-word essay outlining the following:

  • Your aviation history and goals
  • Where you see yourself in 5 to 10 years
  • How the bursary will help you achieve your objective, and your present financial need for flight training
  • How was your previous flight training financed? Please include all educational scholarships, awards, and honors
  • Where would you obtain the training? Please include all costs pertaining to the hourly rate for the instructor, aircraft, and simulators (quote from flight school)
  • Demonstrated involvement in aviation activities or volunteer work

Program History:

Carl Arnold Lawrence Morberg and his wife Gail were the founding members of Calm Air International LP. The company started in 1962 in nearby Stony Rapids to move guests and supplies to the Morberg's fishing camp on Black Lake, Saskatchewan. Arnold passed away in September of 2005, but Gail and the company continued in their home base until they were acquired by Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) in 2009. Calm Air connects Manitoba and the North, which includes Nunavut and the Kivalliq region.