Endowed Scholarships & Fellowships
Though the proceeds from endowed funds as well as direct gifts, the Experimental Aircraft Association regularly recognizes, encourages and supports excellence among individuals committed to pursuing the knowledge, skills and experience demanded by the field of aviation. EAA's scholarships are offered to individuals who share our passion for flight, whether they seek to build new skills at EAA Air Academy, participate in EAA's web-delivered ground school (AeroScholars Program) or seek to study the technologies and skills needed in the field of aviation at accredited institutions of learning.
The generous supporters providing EAA's scholarships are committed to aviation's future leadership. Scholarships offer a meaningful and substantial way to help students with a dream to become the innovators, aviators and engineers of tomorrow. EAA's endowed scholarships are generally named in the donor's honor or honor someone the donor feels is worthy of recognition. The donor acting in conjunction with EAA's professional staff determines the scholarship's terms.
An endowment gift of approximately $10,000 is generally sufficient to generate $500 per year in scholarship funding. Some endowments remain at $10,000; others receive additional funds that may either be used for increasing the scholarship to offset increased expenses for recipients or to allow the fund to grow enabling it to support additional scholarships.
Examples of EAA Scholarships
Clay Lacy Professional Pilot Scholarship. The Clay Lacy Professional Pilot Scholarship provides highly qualified potential flight students with financial need the opportunity to: a) Attend a professional pilot program at the University of North Dakota, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences to earn a college degree as a professional pilot and earn commercial, instrument, multi-engine and all fixed-wing flight instructor ratings; and, b) Participate in flight by living on the EAA Air Academy campus, supporting the many and varied EAA programs, activities and events. Up to four scholarships awarded of up to $12,500 each.
H.P. "Bud" Milligan Aviation Scholarship. This is a renewable scholarship presented to students enrolled in an accredited aviation program at a college, technical school, or aviation academy. Financial need is not a requirement for this $1,000 scholarship award.
Payzer Scholarship. Presented by EAA Aviation Foundation, Inc., this endowment from the Payzer Family funds a $5,000 scholarship for a person who is establishes a major and declares an intention to pursue a professional career in engineering, mathematics or the physical or biological sciences. The student must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in an accredited college, university or post-secondary school with an emphasis on technical information.
David Alan Quick Scholarship. Presented by the EAA Aviation Foundation, Inc. from an endowment established in memory of David Alan Quick by the Quick Family. This is a renewable $1,000 scholarship awarded to a junior or senior in good standing, enrolled in an accredited college or university. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering.
Washington County Pilot's Association Scholarships. This southeastern Indiana association has endowed 3 scholarships yearly for awards to students from the high schools in Washington County, Indiana. Each scholarship provides tuition for EAA's AeroScholars I and AeroScholars II programs.
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