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EAA Scholarships

The EAA Scholarship Program encourages, recognizes and supports excellence among EAA members. Scholarships help outstanding students who demonstrate a financial need to accomplish their goals. EAA also appreciates the support of those who make these scholarships possible. A special message for donors.

A MESSAGE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS.

Applicants should be well rounded, involved in school and community activities, as well as aviation. Academic records should show that you can successfully complete the educational activity for which you are applying. Please check individual scholarship descriptions for any special considerations.

Applicants must be a current member of EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) or recommended by a current EAA member to apply for these scholarships. There is no charge to apply for scholarships. Learn more about
joining EAA or call 800.843.3612. Individual, family and student memberships are available. The EAA Scholarship program offers a direct benefit to current EAA members. Individual, family and student members must be current, active members from the date of the scholarship application through the date it is awarded.

Young Eagles receive a free student membership. If you are a Young Eagle and have not joined EAA as a student member, you can do that at
www.youngeagles.org/join. Those who are not Young Eagles, but wish to become a member of EAA can join with recommendation from a current EAA member.

SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES

EAA Air Academy Scholarships
Post High School Scholarships

EAA Flight Training Scholarships

Harrison Ford Flight Training Scholarship
As Chairman of EAA’s Young Eagles program for five years (2004 – 2009), Harrison Ford made a wonderful contribution to the general aviation community. By funding this endowment, Angela and Jim Thompson have created an enduring legacy of Harrison's contribution to youth and general aviation. The Thompsons hope that other supporters will join us in making the Harrison Ford EAA Scholarship a powerful force in aviation scholarship for our young people. This scholarship will help young people achieve their dreams of flight at whatever level a need exists, with scholarship awards supporting EAA Air Academy, flight training and academic tuition awards. Apply by December 31!

Gathering of Eagles Flight Training Scholarships
The annual Gathering of Eagles fundraiser held during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh funds these flight training scholarships for Young Eagles who complete the Sporty’s Learn to Fly course. Two (2) annual $7,500 flight training scholarship and Six (6) $1,500 flight training awards are distributed each year to Young Eagles who are selected from the applicants and meet the application requirements noted on the scholarship application form. Apply by March 31!

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Wallace Peterson Scholarship

Provides a $500 scholarship for use toward flight training or to attend an
EAA Air Academy session. Established in memory of Wallace Peterson, an aviation enthusiast who fell in love with airplanes while watching them take off from a dirt strip near his home in Omaha, Nebraska, this scholarship will help put another young person on the path to a lifetime love of flying. Special considerations extended to applicants from Nebraska, though applicants from any state will be considered.
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Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship

EAA and the Ninety-Nines will award a $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to provide a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during the 2014 calendar year) with financial support for flight training through her first solo. The scholarship will be awarded during the WomenVenture activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The funds for the scholarship were provided by the International Ninety-Nines and the Ventura County Chapter. Applications will be accepted through July 10, 2014. First prize of $3,000 will be paid in installments to the winner's selected flight-training program. All applications must include a 500-word essay describing why you want to learn to fly, how you will apply your training, and goals for your future. It is also expected that winners will provide a 400-1,000 word essay to the scholarship committee after their selection sharing their training experiences and the goals that they have met. Proof of financial need and financial information is not required as part of application.

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EAA Air Academy Camperships

339th Fighter Group Campership
Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an
EAA Air Academy session. Established in tribute to the 339th Fighter Group of World War II by Lt. Colonel Lee D. “Ike” Eisenhart, one of the squadron’s P-51 “Mustang” pilots and devoted EAA member.
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Eldon Beresford Campership

Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an
EAA Air Academy session. Established in memory of Eldon Beresford, a 38-year veteran pilot for United Airlines.
Special considerations: resident of Illinois, Iowa or Wisconsin.

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Harold and Leona Boyles Memorial Campership

Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an
EAA Air Academy session. Established by Cecilia and Jerry Worth in tribute to Cecilia’s aunt, Leona.
Special considerations: first consideration extended to applicants residing in Central or Northeast Wisconsin

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Bury Family Campership

Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an
EAA Air Academy session. Established by long-time EAA member and board member emeritus Carl. F. Bury, this enduring scholarship is in tribute to beloved family members who have gone west: his wife, Marion, and sons Eric and Carl.
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Dean William Carson Air Academy Campership

Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an
EAA Air Academy session. This scholarship is established by the Carson Family in memory of Dean William Carson, a dedicated pilot who was passionate about life, his family, and who was a proud EAA Young Eagles pilot. Special considerations: Residents of Southern California preferred; age 14 – 18, serious intent to pursue aviation related studies beyond high school; 2.0 minimum GPA.
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Allen L. Davis Campership

Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an
EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education programs. Established in tribute to Allen L. Davis, pilot, CFI and General Motors automotive engineer.
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Cheryl Deamer-Boykin Memorial Campership

Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an
EAA Air Academy session. Established in memory of Cheryl Deamer-Boykin an aviation enthusiast and former chief administrator of West Marion Community Hospital in Florida. Special considerations: First consideration extended to residents of Marion County, Fla., and residents of surrounding counties served by Ocala Regional Medical Center.
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EAA Chapter 579 Campership

Provides a $1,000 scholarship to
EAA's Air Academy. Established by EAA Chapter 579 (Aurora, Ill.), and represents a combination of the Daniel Kelley Young Eagle Scholarship Fund and contributions to the Roger Mahr Aviation Experience.
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Thomas Ellsberg Campership

Provides a minimum of 50% tuition to attend an
EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education programs. The scholarship honors the memory of Tom Ellsberg an aerobatic pilot known for flying "The Oregon Streaker."
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Harrison Ford Scholarship
As Chairman of EAA’s Young Eagles program for five years (2004 – 2009), Harrison Ford made a wonderful contribution to the general aviation community. By funding this endowment, Angela and Jim Thompson have created an enduring legacy of Harrison's contribution to youth and general aviation. The Thompsons hope that other supporters will join with us in making the Harrison Ford EAA Scholarship a powerful force in aviation scholarship for our young people. This scholarship will help young people achieve their dreams of flight at whatever level a need exists, with scholarship awards supporting EAA Air Academy, flight training and academic tuition awards.

Apply Now!


J. Andrew Garratt Memorial Campership

Provides $500 (or more) to support young women’s attendance at an
EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education offerings. Provided by two-time "Earthrounder" CarolAnn Garratt in tribute to her brother, Andy. Special considerations: Females preferred; superior academic achievement is emphasized with at least a 3.0 GPA required for high school courses.
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Don T. Hopkin Memorial Campership

Provides tuition and associated costs for up to three (3) youth to attend the EAA Air Academy Session for one week within the summer sessions. The youth will be selected from the EAA Chapter 692 area in Stuart, Florida. The scholarship is in memory of Don and his EAA Chapter in Stuart, Florida. Don had a passion for flying and the water and this endowed scholarship was established to benefit youth who have an interest in flying. In the event a student from the Stuart, Florida area is not selected, the scholarship will be open to any deserving student approved by the Scholarship Selection Process.

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Jason Kurt Lohr Memorial Campership

Provides up to full tuition to attend the
EAA Air Academy Advanced Camp. Established in tribute to Jason Kurt Lohr, a devoted and enthusiastic aviator. Special considerations: St. Louis area applicants preferred; Advanced Air Academy Camp only.
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Russell T. MacFarlane Campership Program

This enduring program provides scholarships for youths to attend an
EAA Air Academy session or participate in other EAA education programs. Established by Russell MacFarlane, an accomplished aviator, long-time EAA member and generous donor.
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Craig A. Mueller Memorial Campership

Provides 50% tuition to attend the
EAA Air Academy session or other EAA education offering. Established in memory of airline Capt. Craig A. Mueller, who paid for his flying lessons by working at Green Bay's Austin Straubel Airport.
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Johnnie and Nina Clay Paradiso Campership for Females in Aviation/Aerospace

Provides up to full tuition to attend the
EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education offerings. Consideration may also be extended for support of post-secondary educational pursuits in the fields of aviation and aerospace. Established by sisters Johnnie Paradiso and Nina Clay Paradiso in tribute to their father Commander John Paradiso, a naval aviator. Special considerations: Female applicants only; traditionally awarded at “Women Soar You Soar” during each year’s AirVenture.
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Tim C. Peterson Campership

Provides a full scholarship to attend an
EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education programs. Consideration may also be extended for scholarship support of post-secondary aviation education pursuits.
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Richard P. Reitz Memorial Campership

Provides 50% tuition (minimum) to attend an
EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education programs; including internships. Established in memory of Richard P. Reitz whose passion is meant to be shared with young aviators. Special considerations: Residents of the Tampa Bay, Florida area (counties of Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk & Sarasota).
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David & Andrea Robertson Campership

This endowed scholarship provides $500 each year to support participation in an
EAA Air Academy session. Scholarship fund provided by EAA members David and Andrea Robertson.
Special considerations: Financial need/ disadvantaged.

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Neale Slater Memorial Campership

Provides a scholarship to attend an
EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education programs. Established to honor the memory of Neale Slater by retired USAF Colonel and long-time EAA member Raymond B. Bottom.
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Terry and Kimberly Slawinski Youth Aviation Achievers Award

Two or more awards are made available each year, divided equally between female and male applicants. Funding provided by EAA members airline Capt. Terry Slawinski and USAF Col. Kimberly Slawinski, M.D. Special considerations: Commitment to equal numbers of male and female awards.

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James Stafford Memorial Campership

Funds support one or more scholarships each year for and
EAA Air Academy session or other EAA education offering. Scholarship established in tribute to EAA member James M. Stafford of Fond du Lac, WI.
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Washington County Pilots Association Campership

Provides scholarships to attend an
EAA Air Academy session. Established by the Washington County (Ind.) Pilots Association.
Special considerations: Residents of Washington County, Indiana.

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Robert B. Wronke Memorial Campership

Provides 50% tuition to attend an
EAA Air Academy session or other EAA education offering. Established in tribute to Robert Wronke, a great fan of EAA and the city of Oshkosh.
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Zieve Family Utah Campership

This fund provides 75% to 100% tuition for a youth from Utah to attend an
EAA Air Academy session. It was established by Joel and Ann Zieve, business owners and aviators from Northern Utah, to encourage students with a passion for aviation to pursue their dreams and not let any challenge (financial or otherwise) get in their way.
Special Considerations: Utah residents; financial need; GPA of 3.0 or better.

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Wallace Peterson Scholarship

Provides a $500 scholarship for use toward flight training or to attend an
EAA Air Academy session. Established in memory of Wallace Peterson, an aviation enthusiast who fell in love with airplanes while watching them take off from a dirt strip near his home in Omaha, Nebraska, this scholarship will help put another young person on the path to a lifetime love of flying. Special considerations extended to applicants from Nebraska, though applicants from any state will be considered.
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Post-High School Scholarships
Applications close annually on February 28. (unless noted otherwise)

Harry E. Arcamuzi Aviation Scholarship
This $500 scholarship will be awarded to an inner-city student with a high school GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.0 scale to pursue a career in the field of aviation following high school. The scholarship may be renewed, based on academic standing, for up to three (3) additional years. The endowed scholarship was made possible by the generosity of the Harry E. Arcamuzi Family.

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Hansen Scholarship - $1,000 scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing enrolled in an accredited college, university, or technical college pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering, or Aeronautical Engineering. Financial need is a consideration.

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Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor Award

The Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation provides a $500 award to a young person with a strong record of involvement with EAA; recognizes students for their leadership and community involvement; and salutes those students who express intent to serve our country through the military or public service.
Special considerations: Wisconsin or nearby resident; recommendation of an EAA member strongly desired; must attend dinner on the Tuesday evening of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for award presentation.

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Clay Lacy Professional Pilot Scholarship Program

The Clay Lacy Professional Pilot Scholarship Program was established by famed aviator Clay Lacy, through an agreement with EAA, to provide a unique opportunity for students to prepare for an aviation career with a quality education. It provides up to four highly-qualified flight students the opportunity to attend a professional pilot program at the University of North Dakota, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to earn a college degree as a professional pilot and obtain commercial, instrument, multi-engine and all fixed-wing flight instructor ratings. Participants will also live on the EAA Air Academy campus and support EAA programs, activities and events. This scholarship offering provides for an inclusion of a substantial portion of flight-related fees within each total award of up to $12,500 per year per scholarship.
Special considerations: Applicants must apply for this scholarship through the UND Odegard School of Aerospace Science. Recipients must attend UND; meet FAA criteria for licensure; must have a private pilot's certificate; and, must demonstrate financial need. For information on the UND Odegard School of Aerospace Science and to obtain an application, please call 800.258.1525.


H.P. "Bud" Milligan Aviation Scholarship - One $500 scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a student enrolled in an accredited aviation program at a college, technical school, or aviation academy.

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David Mineck Memorial Scholarship

This $500 endowed scholarship, awarded to a student annually to pursue a post secondary education in the field of Aerospace, was created in memory of David William Mineck (1944- 2010) by his family, friends and associates. David was a passionate private pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters and a longtime member of EAA. David spent the first 30 years of his career at Collins Radio and Rockwell International, holding Senior Director and VP positions in both the General Aviation and Air Transport divisions. In 1995 David joined Kaiser Electronics and subsequently became Group President of Kaiser Aerospace & Electronics. After retiring in 2000, he continued to work actively in the field of avionics as a consultant and served on the board of several international companies.

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Payzer Scholarship -
One $5,000 scholarship
Presented by EAA from an endowment from the Payzer Family, to an individual accepted or enrolled in an accredited college, university or post-secondary school with an emphasis on technical information. The scholarship will be awarded to a person who is seeking a major and declares an intention to pursue a professional career in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or biological sciences.

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David Alan Quick Scholarship - One $500 scholarship

Presented by EAA from an endowment established in memory of David Alan Quick by the Quick Family. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior in good standing, enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a degree in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering.

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Richard Lee Vernon Aviation Scholarship
- One $500 scholarship
Presented by the Vernon family to a person pursuing training leading to a professional aviation occupation. This scholarship is awarded to an individual accepted to a course of study in a recognized professional aviation training program in an institution of higher learning or aviation technical school. Applicants must have demonstrated the ability of completing the course of training, attain acceptable grades, and show the need for financial support.

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Women Soar Scholarship for Innovation

Dr. Lori M. Fussell and Jerry Fussell are offering a $1,000 scholarship for the selected candidate’s pursuit of a college degree with the goal of empowering women to help solve the technology problems of the future through access to education in the sciences, engineering or aviation. The funds may only be used for academic pursuit and will be awarded directly to the candidate’s school of choice to support tuition expenses or other costs of attendance. The formal scholarship award will be made as part of the Women Soar award ceremony.
Selection criteria: Applicant must be a high school junior or senior at the time of the award. Applicants will submit a fact-based technical paper of at least 1,500 words on the subject of the environmental impact of aviation, summarizing the current issue and impact and discuss potential technological solutions to reduce the impact on the environment. (60% of evaluation). Applicants will also provide a brief synopsis of their current accomplishments at the high school level, including GPA for two years, major focus of studies and description of extra-curricular activities. (20% of evaluation). Applicants will also provide a written description of their plans for the future, highlighting colleges of interest, professional aspirations following graduation, and their specific focus and passion for becoming one of society’s innovators. (20% of evaluation)
Application and/or questions should be sent electronically to
scholarships@eaa.org.


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For General Scholarship Questions (eligibility, application process, status, etc.), please contact:

    EAA Scholarship Department
    P.O. 3086
    Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086
    Phone: 920.426.6823
    E-mail:
    scholarships@eaa.org

And a Special Word ...

Giving to Support EAA Scholarships
The generous donors who provide gifts to support EAA’s scholarships are committed to maintaining aviation’s future leadership. Scholarships offer a meaningful way to help students with a dream to become the innovators, aviators and engineers of tomorrow. For example, a $500 gift will offset half or more of the cost for an Air Academy summer camp. However gifts in any amount are always welcomed and appreciated. Endowed scholarships are generally named in the donor’s honor, and, working with EAA’s professional staff, the donor may guide the scholarship’s award criteria. As an example, a gift of $10,000 generates approximately $500 per year for scholarship funding in perpetuity.


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