Cajun’s Aviation Dream Incorporated will be awarding 2 scholarships per year for kids ages 16-18 years old to attend an EAA Advanced Air Academy Session. You can read about this program and all it has to offer by clicking below.
Our scholarship winners for 2020 will be attending session 2:
July 24-August 1, 2020
CAD Scholarship Application
If you wish to be considered for this scholarship, please complete and submit the requested information below. The application deadline for the 2020 camp is Dec 31st. All submissions will be reviewed, and the top 2 Applicants will be selected to attend an EAA Advanced Air Academy Session.
CADI Scholarship Winners
One of the recipients of the 2019 Cajun’s Aviation Dream Scholarship Awards is Joaquin O’Keefe. He is 17 years old and is from California.
Joaquin discovered the EAA Young Eagles program when he was 16 and took his first ride out of Compton, CA in a Diamond DA20. This flight inspired him to pursue his own pilot’s license. He has done so through the Sporty’s online ground school and used a voucher from the EAA for a free instructed flight lesson in a Cessna 172 at a flight school in Torrance. He is currently a third of the way through obtaining his license in a Cessna 152. In 2018 he also became a member of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. He is interested in becoming an A&P mechanic in addition to being a pilot. He is very excited to attend the EAA Advanced Air Academy Camp and will use the experience to network and help him decide to pursue flying helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, and/or possibly joining the military.
One of the recipients of the 2019 Cajun’s Aviation Dream Scholarship Awards is Makaio Anderson. He is 16 years old and is from Florida.
Makaio did a discovery flight with the Young Eagles program when he was eight years old. The pilot let him fly the plane and he has been in love with everything about airplanes since then. He has attended four meetings of the EAA Ultralight Chapter 149 South Lakeland X49ers at the South Lakeland Airport where he was able to help rivet a wing for a bi-plane, do pre-flight walk arounds and safety checks. Makaio was awarded the James C. Ray scholarship when he was 15 years old for a Glider Solo where he completed his training at Seminole Lake Gliderport and soloed on October 21, 2017. He has since logged 81 hours in a glider, volunteers his time at the Gliderport in exchange for flight hours, and currently attends ground school at Central Florida Aerospace Academy. Makaio wants to become an instructor to teach kids how to fly gliders and his ultimate career goal is to become a private, commercial or military pilot. He is very excited to attend the EAA Advanced Air Academy Camp and will use the experience to gain as much knowledge about the future of aviation and how he can be a part of it.