Alamogordo EAA Chapter 251

Alamogordo, NM

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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Application Update

As of Jan. 27, 2020, after much hard work by our chapter member Ken Henderson, Ken has officially submitted the Chapter Application for EAA Chapter 251 to become eligible to participate in the Ray Aviation Scholarship program.  Now we keep our fingers crossed that we will receive the grant to aid our local student pilot, Sinead, in the form of funding and mentorship to help her earn her pilot certificate.

Thank you Ken for getting us to this milestone.


          Solo Flight of Ray Foundation Scholar

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