PHASE 1 APPLICATION DUE: SUNDAY, JAN 31 **
Decision announced on Phase 1: FRIDAY FEB 14
PHASE 2 APPLICATION DUE: SUNDAY, FEB 21 (only for Phase 1 Finalists)
Decision announced on Phase 2: SUNDAY, FEB 28
For the winner (or winners), there will be addition steps required, including:
a) formalize the process by applying to the camp (we'll have already sent EAA the winner(s) name(s) for our reserved slots)
b) a requirement by EAA Chapter 106's scholarship for the winner's family to apply before March 31 for an EAA "CAMPERSHIP" (to possibly reduce the camp cost so that our chapter can save some scholarship funds to send more youth next year)
c) camp required paperwork (medical form, etc)
* = Due to Covid-19 and the closure of the camp for 2020, all 2020 campers, including our 2020 scholarship winners, will be attending in 2021. Therefore, we do not know whether we will be able to obtain an addition camp slot to offer a new/additional scholarship.
** = Why, you might ask, do we require the primary (Phase 1) application in January for a camp at the end of July?
1) The EAA Air Academy requires all campers to be identified by the end of February since they have several camps to arrange for June and July. Prior to the camps, there is paperwork to review (camp medical, applications, "camperships", flights info, and more) and logistics to arrange (sleeping arrangements at the lodge, meals, airport pickups, etc). Most of the people involved in these steps need March thru May to finalize everything before they get really busy with running the camps and preparing and running the AirVenture.org event.
2) So for our chapter to be ready by the end of February, our youth scholarship selection committee needs a couple weeks to review and score all the Phase 1 applications. Then we give the finalists a week to complete the Phase 2 application (such as a couple more, but small, essays) and our selection committee needs one week to review and score those to pick the winners, then notify EAA - all by the end of February.