USA, Aug. 7, 2023 –The Sept. 1 deadline is approaching for business aviation students to apply for scholarships from the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).
Scholarship awards from the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 to $5,000. The IADA Foundation supports philanthropic programs that enhance the industry by providing scholarships for college students studying for careers in business aviation.
“We offer nearly 30 colleges and universities the opportunity for individual scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking further education leading to professions within business aviation,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. “This is a great opportunity for the business aviation leaders of tomorrow to get a boost in their educational advancement.”
The IADA business aviation scholarship program was established to benefit university students seeking a career in business aviation, specifically within corporate aircraft sales, marketing, finance, legal, and insurance disciplines. The application is available online at International Aircraft Dealers Association | IADA.
Participating schools are assigned a keycode specific to their organization, which applicants must obtain from their school’s financial aid office to access the application. Students can use the code to login to IADA.aero, complete the online application, upload transcripts and submit an essay about their passion or inspiration for aviation. Students are selected based on a points system, with the highest-ranking students across multiple schools awarded scholarships.
These grants are available to full-time, undergraduate (freshman through senior) students (taking a minimum of 12 hours per semester), as well as graduate students. Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale (high school GPA for freshman applicants). The IADA board will approve scholarships to be awarded and advise selected applicants through their university’s financial aid office by 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)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Indiana State University
Iowa Western Community College
Kansas State University, Salina Aerospace and Technology
Louisiana Tech 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
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Seton Hall University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
University of California, San Diego
University of Nebraska, Omaha
University of North Dakota, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
University of Oklahoma
University of North Texas
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
If a student in an aviation program does not see their school listed, they should ask their financial aid office to contact IADA Managing Director Erika Ingle at 1-866-284-4744.