Effective August, 2019, our chapter has been approved to submit a candidate for the Ray Aviation Scholarship program. Our candidate is Eddie Ranieri, and as of 8/27 he has been approved by headquarters to receive the scholarship funds. We will post here further updates as Eddie pursues his private pilot certificate.
Eddie has begun his flight training, with 8 hours completed so far. He is taking his training at Lake In The Hills with Blue Skies Flying Services. He will be joining us on 10/5 at our Young Eagle rally, as part of the volunteer hours required of scholarship winners.
Eddie has completed his solo in record time, Congratulations Eddie! He continues his flying instructions and is working on his Ground School Studies. Upon completion of the FAA exam, EAA will be rewarding him with a Zulu ANR headset.
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The Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund is a scholarship program that is supported by the Ray Foundation, managed by 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, totaling $1,000,000 in scholarships annually.
Due to the critical nature of the local chapter to the success of this program, chapters interested in participating in the program must be prequalified by EAA through an application process.
The Ray Aviation Scholarship is supported by the Ray Foundation. To learn more about James C. Ray and the Ray Foundation, click here.