Chapter 1285

Ray Aviation Scholarship

EAA 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.

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For more information on the Ray Scholarship program and student requirements:

EAA Chapter 1285 will be awarding a local student with a $10,000 Ray Scholarship in 2021. Details on the schedule for this (once we know what it is) will be posted here.

Local Chapter 1285 Scholarship Coordinator: 

David Consbruck


News: March 31, 2021;  Justin our Ray Scholar has just passed his private pilot checkride! Congratulations Justin!

November 2021, Natalie Hays our Ray Scholar has soloed!

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