The Dream Never Dies Foundation in Memory of Lloyd Christopher Skeen is dedicated to fulfilling his dream of increasing financial support for deserving students, particularly in the field of aviation. By awarding scholarships to post-secondary students, the Foundation aims to create opportunities for dreamers in pursuit of their passion.
WHY WE'RE HERE
Before Lloyd passed on, he spoke of his dream to create a scholarship that would assist students who possessed neither the natural academic brilliance nor the financial support that usually carries one through to graduation. He wanted to help students who, like himself, pushed through every challenge through determination and faith.His dream has been fulfilled by the creation of THE DREAM NEVER DIES FOUNDATION in memory of Lloyd Christopher Skeen.
It is our dream that the benefits to young people will assist them to excel. There is a lot be done, the work never ends, and we need your support. Our Foundation needs families and friends to continue the work so the Dream will Never Die.
OUR WORK TO DATE
We have awarded over 100 hardworking deserving students scholarships totalling over $130,000 to date. These scholarships range from support to young people entering the aviation industry via Georgian College's Civil Aviation Institute, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Urban Pilots Network, to support to young women entering business-related fields with the Patrina Bailey-Holm scholarship, scholarships to law students via the Darlene & Derek Quashie scholarship and numerous other post-secondary awards. We are proud of our work to date and look forward to helping more students.
HOW OUR SUPPORT HAS HELPED
"DNDF has been instrumental in me reaching my goal as a newly hired Air Canada Airlines pilot. They've been with me every step of the way. From giving me the motivation to persevere as a student pilot, to financial assistance toward my training as a flight instructor and providing me with connections to advising mentors as I move forward as an airline pilot. They truly are doing a wonderful work and I wouldn't be where I am without them!" - Allan McLean, 2013 & 2014 Urban Pilots Network award recipient