Sponsored by EAA Chapter 643

Please note, the 2018 deadline has passed – Stay Tuned for updates. 


To provide two $750.00 scholarships to two qualified individual Student Pilots in passionate pursuit of their Private Pilot’s certificate.



EAA Chapter 643 of Pittstown, NJ has developed two scholarships, in the form of financial assistance, to two student pilots in current pursuit of their Private Pilot’s Certificate. The purpose of the scholarship is to grow the local general aviation community by assisting student pilots, who share our passion, complete their training. All awarded scholarship funds will be made payable directly to the student’s flight school.


Scholarship Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:

Be in pursuit of Private Pilot Certificate

Be 16 years of age or older

Have a current FAA Medical Certificate

Have successfully completed and passed the FAA Private Pilot written exam

Have solo endorsement prior to application

Be in good financial status with flight school providing training

Have a letter of recommendation from flight instructor providing training

Complete in detail a 2018 EAA 643 Scholarship Application

Complete a minimum 1000-word essay (topic on application)

How do I apply?

Click here for:  2018 application  &  further instructions

Please contact Scholarship Committee member Frederick Slapa 
at  or 908-399-6669 with any questions.

Thank you.        



EAA Chapter 643 is accepting donations dedicated towards the Donald R. Gordon Memorial Scholarship program.  All donations will be used exclusively for aviation scholarships.  

If you would like to donate to the fund by check, please make checks payable to:

EAA643 Donald R. Gordon Scholarship Fund

Checks should be mailed to the Treasurer of EAA Chapter 643 as follows:

Treasurer Richard Kiselewsky,
84 Bizer Road, Flemington, NJ, 08822

At this time, donations to this fund are not eligible for US Federal or NJ State income tax deductibility. 


Last updated: 12-19-2018