EAA Chapter 179 has qualified for participation in EAA’s Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund for 2020. This gives the Chapter the opportunity to nominate selected youth between the ages of 15-19 who aspire to earn a Private Pilot certificate. Recipients may receive up to $10,000 to be used for flight training expenses, whether pursuing flying as a career or hobby. In addition, recipients will receive mentoring, support, and progress monitoring to ensure successful completion of flight training. They are also are expected to participate in Chapter activities, provide regular reports on progress, and reach flight training milestones.
The Chapter identifies candidates for award of the Ray Scholarship from among youth who are energetically engaged in aviation activities such as enrolled in or completed aviation educational courses, who participate in local aviation related organizations, and who are enthusiastic about becoming a pilot. For additional information for the prospective Ray Scholar, download the Ray Aviation Scholarship Scholar’s Handook (PDF file).
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.
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DONATE 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.