The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications from students for business aviation scholarships through Sept. 1, 2021. 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 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,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. “This year we have streamlined the process by allowing students to apply online.”
The application is at IADA.aero. Participating schools have been assigned a keycode specific to their school. Applicants need to obtain the code 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 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.
This award is available to full-time, undergraduate (freshman through senior) students (taking a minimum of 12 hours per semester), as well as graduate students. Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are preferred. 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 each year and advise 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 Tech
- Indiana State University
- K-State Salina
- Louisiana Tech
- Metropolitan State University of Denver
- Middle Georgia State University
- Middle Tennessee State University
- Oklahoma State University
- Purdue University
- University of Nebraska at Omaha
- University of North Dakota, Center for Aerospace Sciences
- University of Oklahoma
- UNT – Denton
- Vaughn College
If a student in an aviation program does not see their school listed, they should ask the school’s financial aid office to contact IADA Director of Operations Erika Ingle at 866-284-4744.