Experimental Aircraft Association is very happy to be able to offer a wonderful Ray Aviation Scholarship for 2022. The application period is from November 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021. The Ray Aviation Scholarship program is supported by the Ray Foundation, managed by Experimental Aircraft Association, and administered by your local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter. Through the generous support of the Ray Foundation, EAA will give up to $10,000 to deserving youths for their air travel training operating cost.
Ray Aviation Scholarship Program, Experimental Aircraft Association, and the Ray Foundation attempt to positively impact youths and adults. James Ray firmly thought about the life skills, regulation, personality, and self-assurance taught during the flight training journey. This plan strives to teach those skills and help dazzling young adults earn their pilot certificates. Candidates must be aged 16-19 for powered fl light training or at least 15 for glider training. This is an excellent opportunity for chapters to assist a young person to learn to fly and earn their pilot certificate.
Experimental Aircraft Association was established in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were passionate about building their own airplanes. With the time, this organization extended its mission of growing participation in aviation to involve antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft.
To get quick information regarding the program, please check out the table below:
|Organization||Experimental Aircraft Association and Ray Foundation|
|Educational Level||Undergraduate and graduate|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Nationality||Domestic and international|
|Application Deadline||December 31, 2021|
|Requirements||Pilot certification desired digital copy of their FAA medical, digital copy of their student pilot certificate, essay|
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for the Ray Aviation Scholarship program, applicants must:
• Age of the participant must be 16-19 for powered flight training or at least age 15 for glider training.
• Participants must have Possess a student pilot certificate.
• Participants must have Possess an FAA medical certificate.
•participants must be able to begin flight training within 60 days of receiving the award.
How to Apply?
If you feel you are ready to take on the challenge of earning their pilot certificate, reach out to your local chapter’s scholarship coordinator. So you can apply for this scholarship program online.
Applications will be judged on the following criteria.
- Candidates in the local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter and other local aviation groups
- Engagement in Experimental Aircraft Association youth programs such as Young Eagles and the experimental Air Academy.
- Candidate in the Eagles Flight Plan and the Sport’s Online Learn to Fly Courses.
- Any flight training experience.
- A proven passion for aviation by a personal commitment to getting a pilot certificate.
- Pilot certification desired
- Digital copy of their FAA medical
- Digital copy of their student pilot certificate,
- In their own words, an essay a 150-250 word explanation on why they should be selected for the Ray Aviation Scholarship.
Ray Foundation provides $5,000 in funding, and the chapter provides the other $5,000. The 50/50 scholarship is available for chapters that have successfully mentored at least one Ray scholar in the past. Also, they provide training to make your career bright. You can polish your skills, gain experience and earn certificates all while receiving financial support. It is a wonderful opportunity that will take your career to the next level.
Students can submit their applications until December 31, 2021. Early applications will be given preference. So if you are interested in being a part of this opportunity, then send your entry to get considered for the same.