USA, June 12, 2023 –The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is now taking student applications for business aviation scholarships through Sept. 1, 2023. Grants funded by the IADA Foundation range from $1,000 to $5,000.
The IADA Foundation, a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) public charitable organization, has arranged with 28 public and private colleges and universities to offer individual scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking further education leading to professions within the business aviation industry.
“We welcome students seeking a career in business aviation to apply online for these scholarships,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. “Specifically, we are looking for applications from students seeking a career in private aircraft sales, marketing, finance, legal, or aviation insurance,” he added.
How to Apply
Those interested in applying can find the application at www.IADA.aero. Participating schools have been assigned a keycode specific to their college or university and applicants must get the keycode from their school’s financial aid office in order to access the application.
Students can then use the code to login to www.IADA.aero, complete the online application, upload transcripts and submit an essay about their passion, interests or inspiration for aviation. Applicants are selected based on a points system, with the highest-ranking students across multiple schools awarded scholarships.
This award is available to full-time, undergraduate (freshman through senior) students (taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester), as well as graduate students. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale (high school GPA for freshman applicants).
The IADA board approves scholarships and will advise selected applicants through their university’s financial aid office no later than Nov. 30.
Participating schools include:
Charleston Southern University
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech)
Indiana State University
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Middle Georgia State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Oklahoma State University
Saint Louis University | Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
SD School of Mines and Technology
Seton Hall University
Southern Illinois University
UC San Diego
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of North Dakota, Center for Aerospace Sciences
University of Oklahoma
UNT – Denton
If a student does not see their school listed, they should ask their school’s financial aid office to contact IADA Managing Director Erika Ingle at 866-284-4744.