EAA Chapter 579

Sharing the Magic of Aviation - Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR) Aurora, IL

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

Each Chapter is limited to sponsoring one Ray Scholar at a time and we currently have a scholar going through the program and unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor an additional scholar at this time. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TAD ON PASSING YOUR CHECKRIDE, APRIL 28, 2023!!!

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Tad Pierski is our third Ray Aviation Scholarship recipient.

Tad has been a regular at our Young Eagle Rallies as both a Young Eagle and a volunteer.

 

EAA 579's First Ray Scholar! 579's Second Ray Scholar!

Congratulations Kyle Johnson! Congratulations Sara Schofield!

Check ride Aug. 14, 2019 Check ride April 16, 2021

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