A $5000 scholarship is being offered to support a project
or person which contributes to improved aviation safety in New
Zealand, particularly in Canterbury.
Applications will open in October for the inaugural Jilly Murphy
Memorial Scholarship for Aviation Safety. The scholarship is being
offered jointly by Christchurch Airport and Airways Corporation, in
memory of Jilly Murphy, a member of the Christchurch Airways tower
team who tragically died in central Christchurch during the
earthquake of February 22, 2011.
Jilly worked for Airways for 20 years as a highly skilled
controller and was loved and respected by her colleagues at the
airport. Aviation safety was very important to her and her family
is supporting the scholarship because of its focus on that. A
memorial seat has been placed in her honour at the base of the
Airways air traffic control tower at Christchurch Airport.
The scholarship fund may be used for learning, resources,
equipment or to supplement income for a person focussed on aviation
safety. The project could be research, a process, a product or
anything else than enhances aviation safety.
A shortlist of three applicants will be selected and advised on
22 January 2014 and interviewed by a panel consisting a
representative each of Jilly's family, Airways and Christchurch
Airport. The successful applicant will be announced on 22 February,
on the three-year anniversary of the quake.
TIMING: Applications open October 22, 2013 and close on December
22, 2013. Interviewees will be advised January 22, 2014 and the
scholarship winner announced on February 22, 2014.
To enter, please download and complete the application form on
www.christchurchairport.co.nz and/or www.airways.co.nz