For commercial pilot students

Peter Balodis was an enthusiastic young pilot who loved every minute he spent in the air. Whether it was flying over his family’s farm or as a bird dog pilot, Peter could always be seen with a smile on his face. This fund will assist young pilots who share the same passion for flying that Peter did. Peter was eager to learn and to be a mentor. He enjoyed working with others and will be remembered for his ability to easily befriend people of all ages and walks of life. 

As a young adult, Peter pursued his love of aviation and obtained his commercial pilot’s license at the Greenwood Flight Centre.

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is intended for an individual who holds a valid private pilot’s license and has commenced training for their commercial license at the Annapolis Valley Flight Training Centre. You must include verification from a flight instructor that training has commenced. 

Applicants are asked to submit a letter describing their interest in aviation and future plans, including aspirations and goals, and what you’ve achieved so far in working toward your goals and a career in aviation. 

Please attach one reference letter. 

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be adjudicated on the extent to which they embody Peter’s enthusiasm and passion for flying. 

Scholarship Frequency

Typically there will be one scholarship awarded annually, subject to the fund holder’s discretion.

NOTE: This scholarship is on hold for 2023 and not accepting applications.

Donate to this fund

If you wish to donate to this fund, donations of up to $500 can be made through the CanadaHelps donation form below. 

For donations over $500, please contact the CFNS office at