Last March, CRIAQ launched a new scholarship program specifically dedicated to encouraging the next generation of women to choose aerospace studies. This annual program of three scholarships totalling $10,000 is intended to support three female students. This first edition was a great success with 33 applications submitted.
 On June 9, during its annual general meeting, the CRIAQ unveiled the three winners of this first edition:
  • 1st winner: Bachelor’s level scholarship: $1,500  
Marion Thénault is enrolled in the Aerospace Engineering program at Concordia University. She is a young woman who is passionate about more than just our industry! Although she has had a passion for science since high school, she has won several awards. She is also a champion who is part of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team and has qualified for the 2022 Olympic Games.
  • 2nd Prizewinner: Bachelor’s level scholarship: $1,500 
Florence Longpré is enrolled in the Aerospace Engineering program at Université Polytechnique Montreal. She is part of the new generation of inspiring women that our industry needs to meet the major technological challenges of sustainable aerospace. She wants to become an engineer dedicated to designing greener and especially electric aircrafts!
  • 3rd Prizewinner: $7,000 Master’s level scholarship  
Carolyn Pethrick graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. and will be starting the Masters program in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University this fall. She has already won several engineering awards, been involved in causes to encourage women in engineering, and has completed an internship at ABB in Switzerland. She hopes to pursue a career in research in the field of digital aerodynamics to help the industry develop more efficient aircrafts, and thus contribute to the sustainable development of aviation.
 CRIAQ extends its warmest congratulations to the winners!