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Scholarship Program

Helping young people develop careers in aviation by offering scholarships to college-level students who are academically qualified and in need of financial support.

 

Students

The application for the ISTAT Foundation Scholarship is by invitation only and open to a select number of qualified universities.  Students must secure a nomination from the university they will be attending during the 2022-2023 academic year to apply for the Scholarship.  For more information on university qualification, the candidate eligibility criteria and nomination process, please view the FAQs below.  

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Universities

Qualified universities are invited to submit two candidates, unless requested otherwise, to apply for the Scholarship on an annual basis. 

Returning University: Please contact scholarships@istat.org to receive a link to a form confirm your university's 2022 Scholarship Program nominees.  Upon confirmation, you will receive an email with the link to the Scholarship application to share with your nominees.  Nominees must submit the Scholarship application on or before Tuesday, 3 May 2022.  

New University: If you are a university representative and would like more information about how your institution can become qualified to take part in the Scholarship Program, please complete this questionnaire.  Within five business days of submitting the questionnaire, the ISTAT Foundation HQ will email the university to confirm if they are eligible to submit candidates for the Scholarship Program.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of at least two years of undergraduate (bachelor's) studies or be enrolled in graduate (master's) or post graduate (doctoral) studies
  • Minimum United States Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement: 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale or global equivalent
  • Need financial support for university tuition-only fees. The student’s financial need must be noted in the financial aid section and personal statement
  • Commitment to a career in commercial aviation
  • Involvement in extra-curricular/community activities indicating leadership qualities.

 

  • Candidates must be enrolled in one of the following programs:
  • Aviation finance
  • Aviation law
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Aviation management
  • Aeronautical science
  • Aviation computer science
  • Aviation maintenance
  • Airport management
  • Air traffic control

Congratulations to the 2022 ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

Mr. Nana Agyeman Abu-Bonsra, Leiden University 
Miss Lin Al Atik, ISAE - SUPAERO
Mr. Sogo Aoki, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Mr. Ying Sang Au, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ms. Kristen Cunningham, Oklahoma State University
Ms. Aislinn Dooley, Dublin City University
Ms. Anna Edakina, Cranfield University
Mr. Juan Esteban Garcia Ospina, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Mr. Jordi Frittoli, Imperial College London
Mr. Timothy Gelfer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott
Ms. Zhiqing Guo, New York University Shanghai 
Mr. Siddhant Gupta, Cranfield University
Mr. Romulo Gutierrez, Purdue University
Ms. Adwoa Gyasi, Lewis University
Mr. Daniel Hincapie, Pontifical Bolivarian University (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana)
Mr. Hugh Hoare, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Asia
Mr. Shivay Khanna, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Mr. Spencer Kolman, Lewis University
Mr. Alastair Lai, University of Cambridge
Mr. Haolin Li, Imperial College London
Miss Shiyun Li, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Mr. Daniel Londono, Leiden University
Mr. Hongyu Lu, New York University Shanghai
 
Ms. Helena Marenow, University of Bath
Ms. Nicole Matko, University College Dublin
Mr. Zakaria Mokhtari, SUPAERO MAROC - Ecole d'Ingénieurs Aéronautique
Ms. Divya Nittur, Purdue University 
Ms. Yara Omar, Cairo University
Mr. Alexander Paskill, Purdue University
Mr. Cephas Pinder II, Florida Memorial University
Mr. Gregory Podkowa, Lewis University
Mr. Kang Yuan Nicholas Quake, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Mr. Liki Ramos Matsuyama, Osaka Prefecture University
Mr. Justo Antonio Rodriguez, ISAE - SUPAERO 
Mr. Raymond Rolle, Florida Memorial University
Mr. Noah Ross, Auburn University
Miss Nicoletta Salvatore, Lewis University
Miss Ariel Sampson, California Polytechnic State University
Miss Lauren Strydom, University of Witwatersrand
Miss Manuella Tchouteng, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile
Mr. Kai Uchiyama, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Mr. Siddharth Varkey, University College of Dublin
Mr. Logan Vawter, Oklahoma State University
Mr. Johannes Visagie, University of Witwatersrand
Mr. Lukas Whaley, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott
Mr. Stephan Zuehlke, Danube University Krems 

View 2021 ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Recipients.

Named Scholarships

The ISTAT Foundation name scholarship awards to specific universities as requested by the individual donors. Certain Named Scholarship funds include donations that are matched by ISTAT.

  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Scholarship Award
    This scholarship is awarded to two students annually; one from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and one from Purdue University.
  • Jon Batchelor Scholarship Award
    This scholarship is awarded to two students at universities in Florida, USA annually.
  • Hafthor Hafsteinsson Scholarship Award
    This scholarship is awarded to one student at a university outside of the USA studying aviation management, aviation economics, aviation law or equipment finance.
  • Gilbert W. Speed Memorial Scholarship Award
    This scholarship is awarded to one student annually.
  • Joseph Nadol Memorial Scholarship Award
    This scholarship is awarded to one student with a concentration in aviation research and/or finance annually.
  • Norman C.T. Liu Greater China Scholarship Award
    This scholarship is awarded to 17 students at three universities in greater China annually.
  • ISTAT Foundation/Omni Air International Scholarship Award
    This scholarship is awarded to one Oklahoma State University annually.
  • ISTAT Foundation/Diane K. Ballweg Scholarship Award
    This scholarship is awarded to four Lewis University students annually.

 

 

 

Email: scholarships@istat.org

Scholarship Program Committee

The 2022 Scholarship Committee is comprised of Andy LaStella - Chair, Bruce Dankberg, Mohamed El-Boraï, Amy Li, Satoru Ohki, Ron Pye, Betsy Snyder, Jean Stein, Mark Streeter and Joel Wagner.

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