EAA Chapter 129

Bloomington/Normal, IL. KBMI - Hangar F-15

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.

Learn more at EAA.org/RayScholarship

Chapter 129 has been awarded the opportunity to nominate a qualified candidate to the EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship committee, and if accepted, will receive up to $11,000 in funds towards a private pilot license.  
Before submitting your application please review the Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
All candidates who submit an application by 5/31/2023 will be reviewed by the Chapter 129 Scholarship committee and notified by email within 30 days of that date. Candidates may be invited to meet with the scholarship committee. 

The Chapter 129 application can be accessed using this link —> Link to application

Any questions regarding the Chapter 129 scholarship application can be sent to Wayne Aldrich.  Email: waldo26z@yahoo.com . 
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