The International Aircraft Dealers Association’s (IADAs) Business Aviation Scholarship program has awarded $32,000 in individual scholarships to eight college students seeking professions within business aviation.
Members of the IADA dedicate donated funds every year to aid students in completing their academic goals in preparation for careers in business aviation. Three of the scholarship students attend Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Tech, two awardees attend Louisiana Tech University, two attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and one attends Florida Institute of Technology.
Anthony Kioussis, IADA Scholarship Committee Chairman and president of IADA member Asset Insight, LLC said: “The support for these students demonstrates IADA’s commitment to the future of our industry.
“These future business aviation leaders are the best and brightest young people who will be joining the ranks of business aviation professionals in the near future. Best wishes to them and thank you to the IADA members who once again supported this worthwhile and rewarding program.”
Professional trade associations, IADA Business Aviation Scholarship program, was established for university students seeking a career in business aviation, specifically within the corporate aircraft sales and marketing, finance, legal, and insurance sectors.
The scholarship winners are chosen by the IADA Board of Directors from applicants that are full-time graduate and undergraduate students majoring in corporate aviation management, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, aviation safety, finance, business marketing, economics, and studies that relate to aviation business and management.
IADA members follow a strict International Aircraft Dealers Association Code of Ethics, and the dealer members must pass a rigorous certification process to assure the highest standards when buying and selling previously owned aircraft. Ultimately, they are recognized as IADA Certified Aircraft Dealers.