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Air Safety Education Foundation Oregon Pilots Association

Raymond Meyer Memorial Flight Scholarship Eligibility Criteria and Awarding

Scholarship Info

The Raymond Meyer Flight Fund Scholarship (RMMS) is an annual scholarship and has been created for two primary reasons. First, to remember Raymond Meyer as an Oregon aviator with a passion for flying and for sharing that passion with others. Second, to continue to promote aviation, just as Raymond did during his lifetime, by making the opportunity of learning to fly, or advancing flying, by providing financial assistance. The Scholarship Application opens March 1st and closing date is May 1st. Applications are reviewed and finalists are interviewed in May. The winner is usually announced the first week in June.
 

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must:

  1. be a resident of Oregon.

  2. be a member of Oregon Pilots Association (Student pilot membership is free).

  3. be at least 16 years old.

  4. have successfully soloed in a single or multi engine land airplane, or rotorcraft.

  5. have passed the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test (before funds will be released).

  6. have completed High School graduation (or GED) if not currently enrolled.

  7. have a minimum 2.5 GPA if enrolled in/graduated high school, college or flight school.
     

Application Requirements:

  1. Submission of completed application.

  2. Written explanation of why the applicant is applying for the RMMS and how they would use the award to achieve their goal of a PPL or acquire an advanced endorsement.

  3. Two Letters of Recommendation: One letter of recommendation from a current Flight Instructor and another letter of recommendation who knows but is unrelated to the applicant.

  4. Finalists will be required to interview before the Raymond Meyer Flight Scholarship committee.

The Raymond Meyer Memorial Scholarship Application may be obtained online at: https://www.oregonpilot.org/scholarship-application
 

Awarding, Funds and Accounting, and Verification:

  1. Scholarship winner(s) will be announced by the committee during the first week in June.

  2. Scholarship funds will be deposited with the selected FBO or flight instructor to be used in the following manner:

    1. The funds are to be used exclusively for aircraft rental and/or flight instruction.

    2. The FBO or flight instructor must provide for a detailed accounting of the expenditures using scholarship funds upon request of the scholarship committee.

    3. Any scholarship funds not utilized for their intended purpose within one year of the award date must be returned to the RMMF Scholarship unless an extension has been approved by the RMMF scholarship committee.

    4. Any extension must be requested of the committee in writing. The committee decision to grant or deny the extension is final.

  3. Scholarship winner(s) must provide at time of award acceptance: Proof of age (OR drivers license, or similar government issued ID), Proof of solo in single or multi engine land airplane, Passage of FAA private pilot knowledge test, Minimum 2.5 GPA (if enrolled in high school or college, GED completion or high school graduation if not currently enrolled).

 

Questions about the RMMF Scholarship may be directed to: Andrew Whitten, ASEF President at: ASEF.OPA@gmail.com

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