EAA and Chapter 179 Ray Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for 2020 Scholarships.
Go to the Online Application here.
APPLICATION DEADLINE – February 15, 2020

EAA Chapter 179 seeks motivated and engaged candidates, age 15 – 19 who aspire to earn a pilot certificate, to nominate for the prestigious EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship. Recipients may receive up to $10,000 to be used for flight training expenses towards earning a Private Pilot certificate, whether pursuing it as a career or hobby.

EAA Chapter 179 has qualified for participation in this program for 2020 giving the Chapter the opportunity to nominate selected youth for award of Ray Scholarships.  In addition to the funds, recipients will receive mentoring, support, and progress monitoring to ensure successful completion of flight training. Recipients are expected to participate in Chapter activities, provide regular reports on progress, and reach flight training milestones. For additional information for the prospective Scholar, download the Ray Aviation Scholarship scholar’s Handook (PDF file).

There is no specific application for the Ray Scholarship. Prior to making application, please review the EAA Scholar Eligibility and Requirements. To apply, use the Chapter 179 Online Application Form where you will find further information. Special Instructions: In the file in which you are asked to upload your answers the “six questions”, indicate your interest in being considered for the Ray Scholarship.

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2020. The Scholarship Committee will select potential recipients and will meet with selected applicants and parents to ascertain that EAA’s requirements can be met. The Committee will then select the Chapter’s nominee and forward it to EAA in March for approval.

2019 EAA 179 Ray Scholarship Recipient

Chapter 179 selected Rowan Phlieger to receive our first Ray Aviation Fund scholarship to complete training to become a Private Pilot. Having begun flight training at SAMS Academy, she set her sights on obtaining her Private Pilot certificate before starting college at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ. With support of EAA 179 members and the Ray Scholarship, Rowan successfully achieved that goal.

Wish to Apply?  Go to the online Application Form
Submit by February 15, 2020
Questions? Send to scholarships@eaa179.org

Donate Button with Credit CardsDONATE TODAY! We encourage & accept donations of any amount to our general scholarship fund,  the Bob Hartman Memorial Scholarship, or Jay Schmitt Memorial Scholarship funds. Chapter 179 is a 501c(3) tax exempt charitable organization.  Thus, all donations are fully TAX DEDUCTIBLE. To send a check, make it out to “EAA  179 Scholarship”  and mail to EAA Chapter 179; P.O. Box 3583; Albuquerque, NM 87190.