The deadline for business aviation students to apply for scholarships from the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is quickly approaching as September 1st is the final day. These scholarship awards will range in the amount of money to be awarded and the grants are available to all kinds of students. The IADA board will be approving the scholarships soon after the deadline. This is a great opportunity to have financial assistance to dive further into the world of aviation. To learn more about this opportunity and which schools are included, continue reading below.
The Sept. 1 deadline is approaching for business aviation students to apply for scholarships from the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).
Scholarship awards from the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 to $5,000. The IADA Foundation supports philanthropic programs that enhance the industry by providing scholarships for college students studying for careers in business aviation.
“We offer nearly 30 colleges and universities the opportunity for individual scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking further education leading to professions within business aviation,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. “This is a great opportunity for the business aviation leaders of tomorrow to get a boost in their educational advancement.”
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.
“This is a great opportunity for the business aviation leaders of tomorrow to get a boost in their educational advancement.”
— IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling
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.