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Ray aviation

Through the generous support of the Ray Foundation, EAA provides up to $11,000 to deserving youths to help cover their flight training expenses, totaling $1,800,000 in annual scholarship funding.

Will you be our next Ray Aviation Scholar?


Apply now for the EAA 640 Ray Scholarship - application close April 21.



Local candidates must meet the following criteria:

Age 16-19 for powered flight training
Possession of a student pilot certificate
Ability to gain FAA medical certificate (certificate not needed for application)
Be able to begin their flight training within 60 days of receiving the award at KAUW with Wausau Flying Services.

Additional Consideration

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who are former Young Eagles, EAA student members, and actively participating in the EAA Flight Plan, specifically the Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.

Active local participation in and EAA Chapter student membership is a great way to show your interest and commitment!

Funding is dependent upon completion of meeting training milestones and submitting progress reports in a timely manner. Failure to meet milestone deadlines may result in the discontinuance of the award.


Once selected by the chapter, the candidate will also be screened by EAA through an application process. 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.

  • Volunteer at pancake breakfast/fly-ins

  • Chapter build project support

  • Chapter gathering participation

  • Chapter social media and website maintenance

Submit regular progress reports during monthly check-ins
Reach designated flight training milestones, as outlined by EAA's training timeline

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