Sept. 1 Deadline Approaches for Business Aviation Scholarships from IADA

(Photo courtesy Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

(Photo courtesy Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

We are working with more than 20 colleges and universities to offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking further education leading to professions within business aviation.”
— IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling
USA, August 8, 2022 / -- The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications through Sept. 1 from business aviation students for scholarships. Grants funded by the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 to $5,000. The IADA Foundation supports philanthropic programs that enhance the industry, including providing scholarships for college students studying for careers in business aviation.

“The IADA Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charitable organization,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. “We are working with more than 20 colleges and universities to offer individual scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking further education leading to professions within business aviation.”
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, 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:
Auburn University
Broward College
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
Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus
Louisiana Tech University
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Middle Georgia State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Oklahoma State University
Purdue University
Saint Louis University, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
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 Director of Operations Erika Ingle at 1-866-284-4744.

About the International Aircraft Dealer Association

IADA is a professional trade association formed more than 30 years ago, promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry. IADA now offers the world's only accreditation program for dealer organizations and the only certification program for individual brokers. The process delivers lofty standards of ethical business practices and transparency regarding aircraft transactions, leading to a more efficient and reliable marketplace. For more info go to International Aircraft Dealers Association | IADA.


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