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 2013 for the inaugural Jilly
Murphy Memorial Scholarship for Aviation Safety. The scholarship is
offered jointly by Christchurch Airport and Airways Corporation, in
memory of Jilly Murphy, a member of the Christchurch Airways tower
team who 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. A member
of Jilly's family will help select the scholarship winner.
Details can be found at:
www.christchurchairport.co.nz and search