The Fred Kacena Flight Training Scholarship
EAA Chapter 240 promotes General Aviation through a number of programs and initiatives, and example of which is the Fred Kacena Flight Training Scholarship which provides awardees with flying lessons valued at $2,000 per awardee.
The annual scholarship program is offered by EAA 240 in memory of the late Fred Kacena, a founding and active member of the chapter for over 40 years ago and a generous donor of a major financial gift to the chapter.
The Chapter board and the general membership decided that the most appropriate use of Fred’s magnanimity would be a scholarship fund for youngsters, boys and girls, who can demonstrate an interested in learning to fly and are deserving of financial assistance to realize their dream.
EAA240 is proud of the accomplishments of the program, with several of the Scholarship Awardee’s have gone onto further education in Aviation, with one becoming a CFI (Certified Flight Instructor).
Fred Kacena Scholarship Award – Opening January 2016 (awarded mid-year 2016)
The 2016 grant will be available commencing January 2016 when we will invite applicants who are between the ages of 14 and 23, and who meet the requirements of the award (listed on the application form (see below). Applicants must be US citizens and resident in the Tri-State area (The Flight Connection Flying School based at New Garden Flying Field Pennsylvania), and is not transferable. Please read the application form (attachment below) very carefully before applying.
The closure date for 2016 applications is April 30th, and the Selection Committee will review applications and interview a shortlist of candidates. The EAA240 Board and Selection Committee will announce the successful awardees during late May 2016, and flight training funds will be immediately deposited with the New Garden Flight Connection flight school at New Garden Flying Field, where all flight training will occur.
Interested applicants can get more information, including applications forms and instructions by clicking here:Flight Training Scholarship Application 2016 (397)
Some of EAA240 Past Scholarship Awardees