EAA Advanced Air Academy Scholarships

EAA Chapter 179 supports a full tuition scholarship to attend the EAA Advanced Air Academy in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. If you are interested in any of EAA’s Air Academies, let us know at chapter@eaa179.org.

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.

An important criterion 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.

APPLY BY Feb 15:   If you are age 16, 17, or 18 and interested in attending EAA Advanced Air Academy, apply for the EAA 179 Chapter Scholarship and indicate “tuition for the EAA Air Academy” for your intended use of funds. Recipient is responsible for providing transportation to Oshkosh and return. Assistance to cover travel may be available via separate scholarship application to EAA HQ.

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; Double Eagle II Airport, 7401 Atrisco Vista Blvd NW #179, Albuquerque, NM 87120-6601”.