Scholarship Program Overview
EAA Chapter 301 awards scholarships to Denver area youth to attend the EAA Air Academy summer program, to take flying lessons, or use to further their aviation education. Since the inception of our scholarship fund we have awarded $33,112 in scholarships to 24 recipients. Several scholarship recipients have obtained Private or Commercial Pilot Certificates. Others have attended Aviation-related universities or have attended the EAA Air Academy which furthers their aviation knowledge and enthusiasm. Our Chapter's monthly Young Eagle flight program has enabled over 6,800 area youth to experience flight and take the controls of an aircraft. Most of our scholarship recipients have first experienced a Young Eagle flight.
A four member Scholarship Committee selects the scholarship recipients through an application and interview process. The committee actively monitors their progress and at the end of their scholarship activity, invites the recipient to attend a Chapter meeting and recount their experience, whether in flight lessons or EAA Air Academy attendance.
Scholarships are awarded based on merit and need after the committee interviews. Candidates who demonstrate their love of aviation and a willingness to be evaluated as their lessons progress will be considered for scholarships.
For more information Contact:
Don Shipman - Scholarship Chairman
Flight Scholarships Available
Flight Instruction toward Pilot License
Tuition Scholarship for Aviation Related Education
Scholarships are for $1500.
We would like Flight Instruction applicants to be at least 15 years old. Student pilots can solo at age 16 after completing the FAA Written Exam and passing a Class III Medical Exam.
EAA Air Academy
EAA Air Academy is a series of week-long camps designed to introduce young people ages 12-19 to the aviation world. The camps sessions are tailored for each age group.
For more information about the EAA Air Academy see:
The Scholarship covers the EAA Air Academy Fee and Roundtrip air transportation between Denver and Appleton, Wisconsin. If the applicant is under 16 years old, an escort fee is required by the airlines. This fee will also be covered under the Scholarship.