Chapter 631

The Blue Hills Flyers

2023 Ray Aviation Scholarship Recipients

EAA Ray Aviation ScholarshipThrough the generous support of the Ray Foundation, EAA provides up to $11,000 to deserving youths for their flight training expenses, totaling nearly $1,200,000 in scholarships annually.

The program is supported by more than 100 EAA chapters, and supports close to 120 scholars.  

Each year, our chapter supports one scholar, between the ages of 16 and 19, in the form funding and mentorship to help him or her earn their pilot certificate.



Byron Ripplinger, 2023 recipient (1)

Bryon Ribblinger of Rice Lake, Wisconsin is the fifth recipient of a Chapter #631 ray Scholarship.  Byron's instruction was with Dave Nielsen and he obtained his Private Pilots License.  Bryron is seeking a career in aviation.


Sari Mavis, 2023 recipient (2)

Sari Mavis of Hayward, Wisconsin is the sixth recipient of a Chapter #631 Ray Scholarship.  Sari's flight training is with instructor Dave Nielsen and she currently finishing her Private Pilots License (March 2024).  Sari's aviation goal is to become a commercial pilot.



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