Aviation Scholarships

Ray Aviation Scholarship

The EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship is a scholarship program that is funded by the Ray Foundation, managed by EAA, and administered through the EAA Chapter network. Through the generous support of the Ray Foundation, EAA provides up to $11,000 to deserving youths to help cover their flight training expenses, totaling $1,800,000 in annual scholarship funding.

EAA chapters apply for a scholarship, and if approved, the chapter then awards the scholarship to a youth or young adult to help them become a pilot. In addition to scholarship funding, the chapter also helps mentor the scholar and supports them on their path to becoming a licensed pilot.

This scholarship is available for candidates 16-19 years old who are pursuing a Private Pilot or Sport Pilot certificate, and for candidates 15-19 years old who are pursuing a Glider Pilot certificate.

Ray Aviation Scholarship Program

For each of the last three years, Chapter 22 has supported a flight training student, between the ages of 16 and 19, in the form funding and mentorship to help them earn their private pilot certificate.  In addition, through the generosity of our community and donations at our chapter activities, we have also been able to fund a number of smaller grants for flight students to help them get closer to this goal.

We have also been blessed with access to training aircraft and flight instructors at very modest costs, which have allowed us to stretch our available dollars to reach even more students.  Thanks!