Through generous local contributions and funds from the EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship fund, we are proud to offer a number of scholarships to deserving candidates each year.

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Our Scholarships

EAA Chapter 17 Scholarship Programs

 Our chapter is proud to support the aviation dreams of young people in many ways including providing scholarships to assist in financing aviation training.

In addition to funding a number of Chapter 17-specific awards, we are proud to be able to offer awards from EAA’s Ray Scholarship funded by the Ray Foundation.

Candidates may apply for our scholarships by submitting a scholarship application. Each scholarship application is carefully reviewed by our scholarship committee.

Completed applications can be submitted to the committee via email or by mail.

Additional Opportunities

Other Aviation Scholarships

In addition to the awards our chapter offers, EAA offers a number of scholarships nationally. Details on the available awards are available at

AOPA also offers a number of scholarships annually for everything from private pilot training to A&P or Aircraft Engineer training. Details on the available awards and application deadlines are available at

While not directly a source of funds, the FAA has published a helpful list of organizations and scholarships that is worth reviewing. Review the list on

Want to help fund scholarships?

Through generous contributions, our chapter is pleased to be able to offer several scholarships each year. If you’d like to help fund these scholarships, we welcome your donations.

You can make a one time donation below or contact us if you’d like to set up recurring payments. If you prefer to pay by check, payments can be made out to EAA Chapter 17 and mailed to:
Linwood Stevenson, Treasurer
1815 Royal Harbor Dr
Knoxville TN 37922.

About the Ray Aviation Scholarship

The EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship is a scholarship program that is funded by the Ray Foundation, managed by EAA, and administered through the EAA Chapter network. Through the generous support of the Ray Foundation, EAA provides up to $11,000 to deserving youths to help cover their flight training expenses, totaling $1,800,000 in annual scholarship funding.

EAA chapters apply for a scholarship, and if approved, the chapter then awards the scholarship to a youth or young adult to help them become a pilot. In addition to scholarship funding, the chapter also helps mentor the scholar and supports them on their path to becoming a licensed pilot.

This scholarship is available for candidates 16-19 years old who are pursuing a Private Pilot or Sport Pilot certificate, and for candidates 15-19 years old who are pursuing a Glider Pilot certificate.

Download an Application

,Click below to download our scholarship application. Completed applications can be scanned and submitted by email or mail:

EAA Chapter 17 Scholarship Committee
C/O Jennifer Selm
117 Championship Way
LaFollette, TN 37766