The RAA Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, which makes all donations tax-deductible.

Established in 2019, the purpose of the foundation is to support RAA’s scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to students pursuing careers in aviation. The RAA Scholarship program is an important element of our regional airline community’s commitment to expanding and diversifying our future workforce.

One of RAA’s paramount goals is to encourage future generations to pursue aviation while helping to offset the financial burden placed on students during their education and training. Unfortunately, the cost of aviation education presents an often insurmountable barrier to young people hoping to access education careers.

Your tax-deductible gift to the RAA scholarship foundation will allow you to play a meaningful role in our community, by empowering more young people to access transformational aviation careers. Learn more about past scholarship recipients below, and click the link to make your gift today.

Meet Our 2023 Scholarship Winners

Augustas Senuta

University of North Dakota
"What started out as a young boy’s dream grew into a passion and future career. The sky is where I feel truly happy.”

Joel Mink

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
“I have put 100% of my heart and soul into learning about aviation ever since my first flight at an Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles fly-in event.”

Grace Swarts

University of Cincinnati Clermont Campus
“My future plans are to graduate from the University of Cincinnati with an Associates Degree in Aviation Technology and become a Certified Flight Instructor at Sportys Eastern Cincinnati Aviation to build my hours until I can move on to either cargo, corporate, or commercial airlines.”

Hafsa Mou

St. Louis University
“I grew up thinking that the aviation industry was not an option because girls are not allowed to dream that high in Bangladesh. [Now], I am working on a private pilot certificate. I plan to keep working hard and accomplish everything beyond the dream of the little girl looking up at the sky.”

Application for 2024 is now closed. For more information, click here.