EAA Chapter 1414 Ray Scholarship
The Chapter’s 2023 Ray Scholar has been selected via the application process which closed on April 29, 2023. The 2023 Scholar represents the Chapter’s 3rd Ray Scholar since the Ray Scholarship program started in 2019
EAA International awards a Ray Scholarship opportunity to over 100 EAA Chapters each year. Chapter 1414 is expecting to be awarded this opportunity again for 2024.
As 2023 continues the EAA Chapters may return unused Ray funding back to EAA International for various reasons. These funds may be available to Chapter 1414 for limited scholarship awards yet in 2023. Should this situation occur the Chapter will specify this opportunity, details and an application process on this webpage. Please check back throughout the summer and fall to see if these scholarship opportunities become available.
The Chapter will post on this webpage during December 2023 information regarding the opening of the 2024 Ray Scholarship application process.
Through the generous support of The Ray Foundation, EAA provides multiple Ray Scholarships up to $11,000 to deserving youth for flight training expenses, totaling nearly $1,600,000 in scholarships annually. The program is administered by more than 100 chosen EAA chapters, and supports more than 120 scholars annually.
The Chapter 1414 Ray Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving individual that demonstrates not only an interest but a passion for aviation and is eager to obtain a license as a Private Pilot, Sport Pilot, or a Glider Pilot and can demonstrate the determination and commitment to follow the program requirements to completion. The chapter plans to review candidates and make a selection and recommend acceptance to the EAA Headquarters prior to May 15, 2023.
The application is available on this website under Ray Scholarship.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Start pilot training within the following age range
• Age 15-19 for glider training
• Age 16-19 for powered flight training (licensing is not available prior to age 17)
• Possession of a student pilot certificate prior to recommendation to the EAA
• Possession of FAA medical certificate (private pilot students) prior to recommendation to the EAA
Additional consideration will be given to candidates who are former Young Eagles, EAA student members, or actively participating in the EAA Young Eagles Flight Plan (i.e. participating in the Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course).
Once selected by the chapter, the candidate will be recommended to the EAA through an application process once he/she meets the above criteria. If approved by EAA, the scholarship recipient will have to comply with the following requirements:
- Partake in two hours of chapter volunteer service per month, such as: Young Eagles rally volunteering, volunteer at pancake breakfast/fly-ins, Chapter build project support, Chapter gatherings participation, Chapter social media and website maintenance
- Submit regular progress reports during monthly check-ins
- Reach designated flight training milestones, as outlined by EAA's training timeline:
- Start Training within 2 months of selection
- Solo within 4 months of starting training
- Pass Written Knowledge Test within 6 months of starting
- Pass Practical Flight Test for appropriate license within 1 year of starting
More EAA information can be located at the following Webpage.
The application to EAA Chapter 1414 for the Ray Scholarship will be located at the following link: EAA 1414 Ray Scholarship Application
To discuss details with a Chapter 1414 representative Please email your request to: email@example.com