Hayward Air Rally Offers 2020 EAA Air Academy Summer Camp Scholarships
The Hayward Air Rally, the longest continually-held proficiency flying event in North America, is funding scholarships for students ages 16-18 for the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) Air Academy's summer 2020 program. Over the last 11 years, the Hayward Air Rally has sent over 25 students to this unique aviation summer camp.
The scholarships offered by the Hayward Air Rally will cover the costs of camp tuition and round trip commercial air transportation. Applicants will be selected through a competitive screening process. Scholarship application materials can be downloaded from the Hayward Air Rally website. http://www.hwdairrally.org/scholarship/
The dates for the Advanced Air Academy are; July 24-August 1, 2020
What is the EAA Air Academy?
Each summer, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Air Academy offers high school students an opportunity to go to Oshkosh, Wisconsin and learn all about aviation.
The EAA Air Academy is a unique summer camp that takes a young person’s interest in aviation to the next level. Participants spend a week at the Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, completely immersed in the thrilling world of aviation. Top-notch instructors help them to explore the world of flight through aviation studies, hands-on activities, flight simulation and many other exciting experiences. The highlight of the week is a flight in a real airplane! These camps provide the foundation for a lifelong love of aviation as well as the opportunity to create friendships with fellow aviation enthusiasts.
From the moment a student arrives, the sky becomes the goal as a dynamic aviation experience unfolds and close friendships with fellow aviation enthusiasts begin. All camps are conducted at the EAA Leadership Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with the residence portion of the program at the impressive Air Academy Lodge.
The EAA Advanced Air Academy also includes full participation (access to forums, flight-line and all associated activities) in EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wisconsin - the world's premier aviation event!
The Air Academy Lodge is a 56-bed facility complete with great room, kitchen, dining room, computer room, conference space, flight simulation lab and recreational facilities.
A completed written application, including essay and references must be received by the Hayward Air Rally by February 1, 2020. Selection of the winning candidates will be based on the evaluation of application materials and appropriate follow-up by Hayward Air Rally volunteers. The selection of the scholarship winners will be made by March 1, 2020.
About The Hayward Air Rally:
The annual Hayward Air Rally is staged by the Hayward Air Rally, Inc., a not- for-profit California public benefit corporation, a charitable organization with IRS 501(c3) status. Originally conceived by the City of Hayward's Mayor in 1964, The Air Rally's primary charter is to enhance general aviation safety by encouraging aircraft pilots to stay proficient in basic flight and fuel management techniques. Stay tuned to our website for the dates and destination of the 2020 Hayward Air Rally. http://www.hwdairrally.org/