As they say "it takes a village" to make this happen but what a great opportunity for youth in the Auburn area.
EAA Chapter 526 in partnership with the Auburn Aviation Association (AAA), with sponsorship from the Ellsworth Hovey Getchell Foundation, Mach5 Aviation, and the Richard Conte Foundation collectively provide a number of aviation related Scholarships and Grants.
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EAA Air Academy

New for 2024, two applicants who will be age 14 or 15 as of June 28, 2024, will each receive full tuition, room and board, and up to $900 in air fare reimbursement to attend the June 28 - July 3, 2024, session of EAA Basic Air Academy.

In 2023 Chapter 526 was excited to sponsor two local Auburn area Young Eagles to attend one of the EAA Air Academy summer camps and Elina Bergstrom was awarded a Chapter flight training scholarship and EAA Ray Scholarship.
Mason McNeilly, and Joshua Fox, attended the EAA Academy located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Mason attended the EAA "Basic Camp" the week of June 25th and Joshua attended the EAA "Advanced Camp" during the week of July 28th. See some photos and hear what Mason thought of the trip by following this link... Mason Report
Both awardees received FULL tuition and $900 towards air travel for these one week camps. Learn more about our Scholarship Awardees ...

Meet our 2023 Awardees

EAA Air Academy: The EAA Air Academy is a series of weeklong camps designed to introduce young people ages 12-18 to the world of aviation.
Students are engaged through a variety of hands-on activities while staying at the EAA Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Experienced aviation instructors help them delve into flight through studies, hands-on demonstrations, flight simulation, and other exciting activities.
Air Academy provides the foundation for a lifelong love of aviation. Learn more by visiting the Academy WEBsite.

EAA Air Academy WEBsite

Flight Training

New for 2024, Flight Training: Nine applicants who must be age 16 to 25 years old as of February 29, 2024, will receive monies or credit towards pilot training at KAUN, maximum values from $3,675 (estimated) to $12,500.
The flight scholarships must be used at Mach 5 Aviation, Sierra Air Helicopters, Sky Trails Aviation, or Sunshine Flyers for Private Pilot, Instrument or Commercial flight training.

In 2023 the flight scholarship interview team evaluated applications using the online application program, Good Grants. The applicants were rated, scored, and debated by the team. Applicants were selected to be interviewed and our 2023 awardees are listed below. We are very proud of everything they have accomplished.

2023 flight scholarships were awarded to:

- Parker Pugno (AAA)

- Elina Bergstrom (EAA 526 / EAA Ray Scholarship)

- Claire Delany (Mach5)

- Austin Rich (EHGF)

- Elizabeth Paval (EHGF)

- Oscar Drahos (EHGF)

- Shayden Eagleheart (EHGF)

- Brett Bickerstaff (EHGF)

Scholarship Resources: 

- 2024 AAA Scholarship Information 

- 2024 Scholarship Rules and Guidelines 

- Ellsworth Hovey Getchell Foundation 

- FREE AOPA High School Membership 

- AOPA Aviation Scholarship Program 


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