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IADA Foundation Opens Business Aviation Scholarship Applications

BOISE, Idaho, July 8, 2024 – Applications are now open for IADA Foundation Business Aviation Scholarships. These scholarships were created by the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) to aid and inspire the next generation of business aviation professionals through educational opportunities, creating gateways for young people to flourish in the industry.

“The IADA Foundation is now accepting applications from qualified students attending colleges and universities offering course work in Corporate Aviation Management, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Systems, Aviation Safety, Finance, Business Marketing, Economics and/or studies that relate to Aviation Business/Management,” said Johnny Foster, IADA Foundation Board Chair, and President & CEO of OGARAJETS. “Scholarships are monetary awards between $1,000 and $5,000,” he added.

Through a new sponsorship relationship with Alpha Eta Rho, the IADA Foundation has increased the approved universities in the scholarship program to 63 colleges that have aviation programs, and the process is still open to consider students from other schools with such programs. Alpha Eta Rho is a professional collegiate aviation fraternity founded in 1929 to bring together students that have a common interest in the field of aviation.

Students seeking scholarships can apply directly online at IADA Foundation at International Aircraft Dealers Association | IADA. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 1, 2024. For a list of currently approved colleges go to International Aircraft Dealers Association | IADA.

This award is available to full-time, undergraduate (freshman through senior) students (taking a minimum of 12 hours/semester) and graduate students. Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale (high school GPA for freshman applicants).

About the International Aircraft Dealers Association IADA's dealers consist of the top 17 percent of the world's experts who handle 50 percent of used business aircraft sales. IADA-Accredited dealers buy and sell more aircraft by dollar volume than the rest of the world’s dealers combined. Ninety-nine percent of IADA dealers do business in North America, 62 percent of dealers operate in Europe, 58 percent are active in Latin America and the Caribbean, 42 percent do business in Asia and the Pacific region, 34 percent work in the Middle East and 33 percent in Africa. IADA also represents a variety of IADA-Verified product and aviation services members that operate with the highest professional standards in the industry. For more info go to International Aircraft Dealers Association | IADA.

Questions? Please contact: Erika Ingle, IADA Managing Director Office: (866) 284-4744 Email: erika@iada.aero

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