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$1,000
1 Award Winners
Application Open Date
3/1/2023
Application Deadline
5/1/2023
Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
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Raymond Meyer Memorial Flight Scholarship

Funded by
Oregon Pilots Association
Opening Soon
$1,000
1 Award Winners
Scholarship Open Date
3/1/2023
Scholarship Close Date
5/1/2023
Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
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Raymond Meyer was an Oregon aviator with a sincere passion for flying who loved to share that passion with many. He learned to fly in the G.I. Bill while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In his lifetime, he served nearly 47 years as a private pilot, flew over 5,000 hours, and owned 45 different airplanes.

Although he had spent 17 years as an automotive instructor and managed his family’s auto repair business earlier in life, Raymond’s passion was flying. He married a pilot, Mary, and together they built a home that they eventually turned into the Meyers Riverside Airpark. Raymond Meyer infected hundreds of people with his passion, some of whom became private pilots or went into professional flying careers.

In 1997, Raymond Meyer died on a plane alongside a young passenger after experiencing engine problems. The Oregon Pilots Association created this scholarship in remembrance of his life and accomplishments. Oregon students who are at least 16 years old and registered members of the Oregon Pilot Association may apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Summary

Raymond Meyer was an Oregon aviator with a sincere passion for flying who loved to share that passion with many. He learned to fly in the G.I. Bill while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In his lifetime, he served nearly 47 years as a private pilot, flew over 5,000 hours, and owned 45 different airplanes.

Although he had spent 17 years as an automotive instructor and managed his family’s auto repair business earlier in life, Raymond’s passion was flying. He married a pilot, Mary, and together they built a home that they eventually turned into the Meyers Riverside Airpark. Raymond Meyer infected hundreds of people with his passion, some of whom became private pilots or went into professional flying careers.

In 1997, Raymond Meyer died on a plane alongside a young passenger after experiencing engine problems. The Oregon Pilots Association created this scholarship in remembrance of his life and accomplishments. Oregon students who are at least 16 years old and registered members of the Oregon Pilot Association may apply for the scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible Grade: High School Graduate – Undergraduate
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Required GPA: 2.5
  • Geographic Eligibility: Oregon
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Key Information of Raymond Meyer Memorial Flight Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

Aviation

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submit besides your application.

  • Short Answers
  • Recommendation letters

Raymond Meyer Memorial Flight Scholarship Timeline

March 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on March 1.

May 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on May 1.

June 2023

Awards Announcement Date

Winners are announced in June.

How to ace the Raymond Meyer Memorial Flight Scholarship

1

Inform your references early

Ask your references for recommendation letters as soon as you begin your application. It might take time for each person to complete a letter for you. Inform them early to avoid delays in processing your application.

2

Review your application before submitting

Go over your application before submitting it. Crosscheck your details, and make sure you fill out the correct information. Changes to transcripts and applications after the deadline will not be accepted.

3

Proofread your essay

You have to submit a written explanation of why you are applying for the scholarship and how you would use it. Check your essay for spelling and grammar errors, you could also use a plagiarism checker to ensure originality.

4

Contact the association

If you have any questions or are facing any issues regarding your application, reach out to the contact on the scholarship website. Also, consider working on your application with a teacher or mentor who can assist you.

How the Raymond Meyer Memorial Flight Scholarship is Judged

The scholarship is awarded to a candidate who displays a sincere interest in aviation and is committed to furthering that interest.

Why We Love the Raymond Meyer Memorial Flight Scholarship

1

Scholarship can be deferred

The scholarship should be used within one year after acceptance; however, a recipient can apply for an extension to defer the use of their scholarship funds.

2

Candidates may apply with GED

Candidates, who are not enrolled in school at the time of their application, may apply with a GED or high school completion certificate.

3

No restrictions on the FBO

The scholarship recipient can take their flight lessons with any licensed flight instructor or FBO in Oregon.

5 Facts About Raymond Meyer Memorial Flight Scholarship

01.

Funds are paid to the FBO

The scholarship funds will be paid in the recipient's name to the FBO or flight instructor listed on their application.

02.

Funds are exclusively for flight lessons

The scholarship funds are to be used only for aircraft rental or flight instruction fees. Funds can not be used for any other expenses.

03.

The FBO must account for the funds

Upon request from the scholarship committee, the recipient's FBO or flight instructor must provide a detailed account of how the scholarship funds were used.

04.

Applicants must submit proof of flight knowledge

Candidates must have passed the FAA private pilot knowledge test and must submit proof of a successful solo in a single or multi-engine land plane or rotorcraft as part of their application.

05.

Finalists will be interviewed

Candidates with the best applications will be contacted by the scholarship committee for interviews before the recipient is decided.