Monday, 16 May 2011

Note: The scholarships for 2011 have been awarded, but check back at the EAA-105 web site in future years for other opportunities.

If you're 16 to 21 years old (or 15 years old but will turn 16 this year), and if you live in the Portland area and want to learn to fly an airplane, there are a handful of $1000 scholarships available - and you should apply! They are sponsored by the George and Lillian Bogardus Memorial Trust, and will be awarded at the end of June, 2011.

Applications are open now though the local EAA chapter. Ten hours of paid-for flight training with an instructor is a pretty cool deal -- See the PDF file linked here and feel free to contact me for more info!

EAA  Chapter  105  will  be  awarding  4  scholarships each consisting of the recipients choice of either:

  • Option 1:  10  Hours  of  flight  training  in  a  Cessna 150  with  an  instructor  through  Starks Twin Oaks Airpark in Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Option 2:  $1,000  towards  aircraft  rental  for  flight training  purposes  at  Starks  Twin  Oaks or other flight school of their choice


  • Applicant must be between the ages of 16 through 21.  The applicant may be 15, but must turn 16 in  calendar year 2011.
  • The scholarship is non‐transferrable. 
  • Option 1 must be completed by October 31, 2011.
  • Option 2 must be completed by December 31, 2011.
  • The scholarship may be utilized towards any level of flight training (beginning student through advanced ratings).
  • Children and/or grandchildren of chapter directors, Bogardus trustees, and scholarship selection panel members are not eligible.


Submit an application packet (via email in PDF format) to by Friday, June 10, 2011.   This packet must contain:

  • Biography and contact information.
  • 1 to 2 page narrative describing applicant’s interest, experience, and future plans in aviation.
  • 3 letters of recommendation (2 must be from other than family members).
  • Parental approval and signature (if under 18 years of age)

Interviews for up to 10 selected applicants will be held on Saturday, June 25th.

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