January 7, 2015 -- The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) Business Aviation Scholarship program has announced the award of $23,820 in scholarships to five deserving students. NARA initiated the scholarship awards last year with donated funds coming from Brokers/Dealers and Products and Services members.
The NARA Business Aviation Scholarship program was established for university students seeking a career in Business Aviation and, specifically, within the corporate aircraft Sales, Marketing, Finance, Legal and Insurance community. The scholarship winners are chosen from hundreds of applicants that are full-time graduate and under-graduate students majoring in Corporate Aviation Management, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Systems, Aviation Safety, Finance, Business Marketing, Economics and/or studies that relate to Aviation Business and Management.
“Our NARA Scholarship program is gaining momentum with our funds growing more than 40% from last year,” commented Anthony “Tony” Kioussis, President of Asset Insight, Inc. and Chairman of the NARA scholarship committee. “There are so many deserving aviation students out there, we are honored to provide these scholarship awards to a few of them and proud to be investing in future leaders of our industry.”
The five 2015 scholarship winners include: Michael Adams, Cory Clifft, and Louie Marquez, who are all working on graduate degrees at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Chip Shriver, seeking a graduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University; and Alexander Martin, a Senior at Florida Institute of Technology.
“On behalf of all the NARA members, we congratulate these outstanding students and we are very proud to help support them in their future aviation endeavors,” stated Brad Harris, NARA Chairman and CEO of Dallas Jet International.
NARA is a professional trade association comprised of selected aircraft sales and brokerage businesses that are NARA Certified and aircraft product/services companies that adhere to the highest professional standards. Promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry, NARA’s members abide by an elite 14-point Code of Ethics that provides standards of business conduct regarding aircraft transactions. For more information about NARA, its members and its code of ethics, visit the NARA website at www.NARAaircraft.com