Ray Aviation Scholarship

Before the end of April Chapter 186 will select a recipient for the Ray Aviation Scholarship for 2020. The scholar will receive a grant for up to $10,000 toward Private Pilot training. Scholarship hopefuls have submitted answers to our questionnaire that was sent out in early March.

In light of the current difficulties with scheduling an appointment to obtain an FAA medical certificate, we will address that requirement after we select a scholar.

With flight schools closed during the virus pandemic, we will continue to assess when our scholar should actually register his/her application with EAA headquarters. Keeping in mind the grant requires completion of the Private Pilot training within 12 months of the first installment, we need to be careful not to start the 12-month clock before flight training is available.

Please contact me with any questions.

Bob Prange
EAA Chapter 186
Scholarship Coordinator