Flight Training Scholarships – Restarted

Great news! The Chapter has received a generous financial donation in support of the Fred Kacena Flight Training Scholarship Program from a Chapter member representing the Stott Foundation and, as a result, we are able to restart our program and offer three scholarships in 2021. We will shortly announce this very exciting news in emailings, social media and our web site, inviting applications from regional youth, 16 to 23 years. Our thanks to the Stott Foundation for their generous support and commitment to youth in aviation. 

We have established a new Scholarship Selection & Oversight Committee to manage the process, to work proactively with the Flight School and to report to the Chapter Board and membership on the progress and achievements of the selected awardees. Join me in welcoming the new committee  – Octavian Codreanu (chair), Jeff Vaughn, Bob Huxster, Dan Gutierrez and Barry Stott. 

I would also like to thank our past Scholarship Committee contributors Matt Chapman, Melissa Ortega and Bert Shipman who managed the process for us so capably in recent years. On behalf of the membership, the Board and past awardees – thank you!

Our web site has more information, sets out the history of our Scholarships and offers the Application Form and Scholarship contact information – scholarship@eaa240.org

If you know of a deserving, aviation enthused youngster who would be a good and worthy candidate for an EAA240 scholarship please encourage and support their application.

Excellent and positive news – for the Chapter, for local General Aviation, and for the successful Scholarship awardees! 

Mike Parry
President, EAA Chapter 240