Harrison Ford Education Scholarship Challenge

Scholarship Description

Newly established fund established by Jim and Angela Thompson, this scholarship will enable young people of all backgrounds to apply for support to help them pursue their aviation interests.  Donations to this fund will be matched by the Thompsons up to $100,000.  It is their hope that EAA members and friends will support this goal, building a $200,000 scholarship fund in Harrison Ford’s name, honoring his five year commitment and service as EAA’s Young Eagles National Chairman.  During his tenure as national leader of Young Eagles, awareness for the program soared as nearly 500,000 young people became Young Eagles.The fund will provide assistance to young people seeking to take their FAA written pilot’s exam (after completing EAA’s free online ground school training), take their first formal flying lesson, attend EAA Air Academy residential aviation camp, secure support to obtain their sport pilot’s license or further their passion and interest in aviation through tuition support, enabling them to pursue post secondary education at an institution of their choice.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,


Num Awards: Multiple

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Max Award:

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization EAA Aviation Center
3000 Poberezny Rd
Oshkosh, WI 54902

Contact Person:

Phone: 920-426-6887

Fax: 920-426-6761