|USA, Feb. 27, 2023 – The IADA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), has awarded 10 scholarships to aspiring business aviation students and young professionals. Four university students received scholarships for their college studies and six young professionals already employed in the business aviation resale industry by IADA members were awarded scholarships for education, learning and leadership opportunities.
"These great young professionals and students who are building their business aviation careers will be the industry's leaders in the future, and the IADA team is so very fortunate to be a part of their stories," said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. "We wish them well as their careers takeoff and they become the business aviation leaders of tomorrow."
The IADA Foundation (501c3) offers financial support to aspiring students and young professionals while also assisting aviation related charities in times of need. IADA Business Aviation Scholarships, funded by the foundation, benefits university students seeking a career in business aviation, specifically, within the corporate aircraft sales, marketing, finance, legal and insurance communities.
Grants targeting NBAA leadership opportunities, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and IADA Foundation leadership programs and industry events were given to the following young professionals, listed with their IADA member employers (pictured above):
Andrew Dondelinger, SOLJETS
Ashley Graves, Eagle Creek Aviation Services
Sam Campos, OGARAJETS
Kyle Canna, Guardian Jet
Myrthe Simons, Clay Lacy Aviation
Luke Leonard, OGARAJETS
University student scholarship recipients are pictured below with their schools: