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Sept. 1 Deadline Approaches for Business Aviation Scholarships from IADA

USA (Aug. 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 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:

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.

Press release courtesy of IADA.

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