EAA 179 Advanced Air Academy Scholarships

Because 2020 recipients nationwide were rescheduled to attend in 2021, we do not anticipate supporting additional recipients. If interested in EAA’s 2020 Advanced Air Academy, let us know at chapter@eaa179.org. Although there may be a waitlist, we understand it is fully booked.

EAA Chapter 179 supports a full tuition scholarship to attend the EAA Advanced Air Academy in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  The weeklong Air Academy provides an atmosphere for mature students to become totally immersed in the world of flight while housed at the EAA’s Air Academy Lodge. Ground instruction and introductory recreation flight experiences highlight this meaningful, action-packed week. It combines “in-the-air” and “on-the-ground” hands-on activities. Attendees also have an opportunity to experience EAA’s AirVenture. (Note: The recipient is responsible for providing transportation to Oshkosh and return. Assistance to cover travel may be available via separate application to EAA.)

Applications must be received by February 15. Applicants selected for this scholarship will be contacted to confirm their ability to accept.

An important criteria is the applicant’s commitment to pursuing aviation. An application that describes personal accomplishments or work-in-progress assist the committee selection. For example, for those with a goal of becoming a pilot, EAA offers a guide for attaining a pilot certificate (“Pilot Training Steps“); progress on such activities may demonstrate  commitment. 

NOTE:  Additional Air Academies are conducted all summer in Oshkosh for various age groups (Young Eagles, Basic, and Advanced) and one can apply directly for EAA national scholarships.  All the details at:  EAA Air Academy.

Questions? Email us at: chapter@eaa179.org

Donate Button with Credit CardsDONATE TODAY!  We encourage donations of any amount to our main scholarship fund, the Bob Hartman Memorial Scholarship, or Jay Schmitt Memorial Scholarship. Chapter 179 is a 501c(3) tax exempt charitable organization.  Donate online or send a check to “EAA  179 Scholarship”; P.O. Box 3583; Albuquerque, NM 87190.