The EAA Chapter 932 is passionate about helping students and youth fulfill their dreams of becoming pilots through our scholarship opportunities:
Flight Training Scholarship
The 2021 Ed Moricoli Flight Training Scholarship application opens January 1st, 2021.
The scholarship application deadline is Sunday, March 28th, 2021.
Scholarship award date – TBD.
“The highest art form of all is a human being in control of himself and his airplane in flight, urging the spirit of a machine to match his own.”
Richard Bach, Pilot and Author
Ed Moricoli Memorial Flight Training Scholarship
This scholarship will award qualified student pilots up to $10,000 for initial Private Pilot Certificate. Yearly Scholarship Awards will be determined by the total funds available. Eligibility requirements and rules:
Open to local area residents of McHenry, Lake, Cook and surrounding counties. EAA Chapter 932 membership is preferred.
Must be at least 18 years of age by April 10th, 2021
Hold at least a valid 3rd Class FAA medical
Agree to obtain flight training with JB Aviation Flight School at Galt Airport
The applicants can be at any stage in flight training, however the scholarship amount will be prorated based on a student’s current progress toward completion.
Flight training must start within one month of the award and be completed within one year.
A 500-word, typed essay describing how you got interested in aviation and how a pilot certificate will impact your future goals is required
Completed application must be received by March 28th, 2021
Members of the EAA Chapter 932 Scholarship Committee and their family members may not apply.
Scholarship recipient will be notified in advance and award will be presented during an EAA 932 monthly gathering.
Ed Moricoli, our beloved former chapter president who passed away, aged 75, in December 2016, was an avid aviation enthusiast and student pilot at Galt who sadly did not get his wish of earning his pilot’s license before his death. He was without a doubt the chapter’s biggest cheerleader and campaigned tirelessly, and very successfully, to increase our membership. Ed was the impetus behind this scholarship and he wanted more than anything for the chapter to help disadvantaged students to achieve their goal of becoming a pilot. This scholarship is his legacy and he would be delighted to know we are fulfilling his wish.