EAA Chapter 75

Quad Cities IA/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/RayScholars

EAA Chapter 75    2019 Involvement 

The Ray Scholarship was a new program this year that through the persistent efforts of Keith Williams and his writing capabilities, we were able to secure an EAA administrator’s $10,000 scholarship that has been administered through our club treasury. This scholarship was a complete success story. Our scholar, Nick Hayes, the recipient, was able to becoming a private pilot with the help of this program. More to follow as Keith is working to organize a second scholarship for another deserving young person. 

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