EAA Chapter 15 Scholarship Information  
Information about the scholarships offered by EAA Chapter 15  





In 2010 EAA Chapter 15 established a scholarship fund. In 2018, the Chapter announced a major advancement: 

  • Three scholarships will be awarded: $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000
  • Submissions through Lewis University; 2019 awards will be announced in October, 2019

Our Chapter:

  • Chapter 15 is a group of airplane pilots, builders, mechanics, plus anyone interested in general aviation. 
  • We support students working toward a career in aviation
  • We introduce students to the world of general aviation through the Young Eagles program and our personal High School Outreach programs.
  • Preference will be given to students who are members of EAA and participate in general aviation activities through a local EAA chapter
  • While the final award decision will be made by Lewis University, Chapter 15 will review submissions and make recommendations
  • For more information about the Experimental Aircraft Association, see eaa.org
  • Chapter 15 is located at Lewis Airport; meetings are held at the terminal building on the second Tuesday of each month. Students are invited and are very welcome to join us!
  • Students who are active in a different chapter of EAA will be given equal consideration as those involved with Chapter 15; to find a chapter, use the locator at eaa.org under "chapters"
  • For more information, contact Chapter 15 at scholarships@eaa15.org



Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund applicants will be the most engaged, excited, and motivated aspiring pilots the chapter has had the pleasure of meeting. It will be incumbent upon the chapter to vet local youths to help bring forward the most deserving candidate in their local area.

Local candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 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.

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.

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.

Note: Funding is dependent upon completion of progress reports and meeting training milestones in a timely manner.

For more information about our scholarships, contact us at scholarships@eaa15.org