Staff Report | DFW Newsflash | June 2021
BOISE, Idaho, June 29, 2021 – The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications directly from business aviation students for scholarships through Sept. 1. Grants funded by the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 to $5,000.
The IADA Foundation, a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) public charitable organization, has arranged with 20 participating 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 https://iada.aero/scholarship/application. 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.
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 1-866-284-4744.
Students can use the code to login to IADA.aero, complete the new 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 Univ.
· 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
SOURCE: International Aircraft Dealers Association