$10k Learn to Fly Scholarship

Application deadline July 1, 2019
Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund / EAA 288
$10,000 flight training for student pilots age 15-19
The Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund is a scholarship program that is supported by the Ray Foundation, managed by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and administered through the EAA Chapter network. Through the generous support of the Ray Foundation, EAA will provide up to $10,000 to deserving youths for their flight training expenses.
EAA Chapter 288 (Daytona Beach) has been selected to administer one scholarship of up to $10,000 for a deserving individual. To be eligible for the scholarship, the following criteria must be met:
  • Minimum of age 15 for glider training.
  • Age 16-19 for powered flight training.
  • Possession of a student pilot certificate.
  • Possession of FAA medical certificate. (private pilot students)
  • Be able to begin their flight training within 60 days of receiving the award.
Once selected by the chapter, the youth will also be screened by EAA through an application process, which will require approval from the local chapter. If approved by EAA, the scholarship recipient will have to comply with the following requirements;
  • Partake in two hours of chapter volunteer service per month, such as:
    • Young Eagles rally volunteering.
    • Pancake breakfast/fly-in volunteering.
    • Chapter build project support.
    • Chapter gathering participation.
  • Submit regular progress reports, signed off by local chapter and CFI.
  • Reach flight training milestones, as outlined by EAA’s training timeline.
  • The candidate agrees to complete his/her Private Pilots License (PPL) in one year
Funding is dependent upon completion of progress reports and meeting training milestones in a timely manner.
This is an exciting opportunity for a young person to launch their aviation career.
To start the application process for this scholarship please contact:
Dave Baldwin or Craig Cousins
The cutoff date for applications is 1 July 2019.
Blue skies and tailwinds;
John Foster

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