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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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March 17, 2021 Jessica Postle continues her flight training. 

Although no longer funded by the Ray Aviation Scholarship Jessica continues toward her career in aviation.  The young aviatrix has passed the written test and passed the checkride for her Private Pilot License, has completed the requirements and earned her instrument rating and is diligently working on her commercial certificate.  Congratulations to Jessi from the members of EAA chapter 402!

Our local 402 Ray Aviation Scholar Jessica Postle achieves her solo!

Having received the Ray Aviation Scholarship in May, Jessica has been quick to make her solo flight! She soloed on July 17th and is continuing her flight training and is studying for the written test.



Congratulations Jessica!

Ray Aviation Scholarship Opportunity Presented to Newark Resident by Local EAA Chapter 402

EAANewark, Ohio, May 28, 2020 – Eighteen year old Jessica Postle of Newark, Ohio has received a unique full scholarship opportunity for flight training, thanks to EAA Chapter 402 of Newark/Heath and the Ray Aviation Scholarship program administered by the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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