Chapter 74

Orlando Executive Airport, Florida

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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For students who want to apply for the Ray Aviation Scholarship - and for everyone who wants to know more - you can find information here.









EAA    This year, EAA 74's Ray Aviation Scholar is Elise Phillips

Elise is currently working on her Private Pilot certificate!

"Over the past few months, I have been working hard to complete my Private Pilot Certificate. My most recent accomplishments have included several solo cross-countries, finishing off my night flights, and check ride prep. I plan to take my check ride at the end of September, God willing. Thank you, EAA Chapter 74, for the scholarship you generously bestowed on me, as it has allowed me to pursue my goal of becoming a commercial airline pilot. I am so grateful!"

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