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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 Scholarship Committee is no longer accepting applications for the 2019 ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Program. Next year's scholarship program will begin in March 2020. For more information on how to qualify for the ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Program, please view the FAQs below. 

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All past scholarship recipients are welcome to join our ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Alumni Network on LinkedIn.

Universities

Qualified institutions are invited to submit one candidate (unless requested otherwise) for consideration on an annual basis. For qualified institutions that have more than one aviation-related course/program, the university can submit one candidate per course/program.

If you are a university representative and would like more information about how your institution can provide aviation scholarships to students, please contact us.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of at least two years of undergraduate (bachelors) studies or be enrolled in graduate (masters) or post graduate (doctoral) studies
  • Students must hold an academic ranking within the top 25% (75 - 100%) or United States Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • 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 aviation
  • Involvement in extra-curricular/community activities indicating leadership qualities.

 

  • Flight students with an interest in finance, law, engineering, etc. are welcome to apply
  • 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
  • Or other related field

Congratulations to the 2019 ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

Mr. Bethuel Fletcher, Broward College
Mr. Juan Aguilar, Broward College
Mr. Amal Khan, Broward College
Mr. Ahmed Osama, Cairo University
Mr. Mustafa Mahmoud, Cairo University
Miss Yara Omar, Cairo University
Mr. Kendrick Dlima, California Polytechnic State University
Miss Trishla Shah, Cambridge University
Mr. Basil Gygax, Cranfield University
Mr. Helge Zembold, Danube University Krems
Miss Ramya Murthy, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Ms. Priyanka Kapoor, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Ms. Yuxuan Zhang, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Mr. Xiaotian Xiang, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Ms. Kaylie Prieur, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott
Miss Sarah Chapin, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott
Miss Rita Chewe, ENAC Ecole Nationale de I'Avion Civile
Mr. Rangan Srinivasan, ENAC Ecole Nationale de I'Avion Civile
Mr. Lai Ho Chuen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mr. Chun Yu Yiu, Imperial College London
Miss Maïlys Buquet, Imperial College London
Mr. Omar Doufene, ISAE - SUPAERO
Mr. Saurabh Jindal, ISAE - SUPAERO
Mr. Haruki Sato, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Mr. Kota Kondo, Kyushu University
Ms. Ayomide Jide-Omole, Leiden University
Miss Elisabet Fonalleras Nadal, Leiden University Law School
Ms. Kelsey Fultz, Lewis University

 

Mr. Danny Zontos, Lewis University
Ms. Taylor Wade, Lewis University
Mr. Jonathan Jasper, Lewis University
Miss Lucy Wootton, Loughborough University
Mr. Yasuo Sasaki, Nagoya University
Ms. Emma Keller, Oklahoma State University
Mr. Chun Po Yu, Purdue University
Mr. Clayton Dsouza, Purdue University
Mr. Jiya Janowitz, Stanford University
Mr. Jeremy Crowley, Stanford University
Mr. Mathieu Fracassi, Toulouse Business School
Mr. Sebastian Zapata, Universidad de Antioquia
Mr. Alejandro Taborda Morales, Universidad Pontifica Bolivariana
Mr. Ibrahim Dahiru Dawaki, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology
Miss Michelle Rujeko Mabvudza, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology
Miss Lynn O'Doherty, University College Dublin
Mr. Shane Hennessy, University College Dublin
Mr. Adam Conner, University of Bath
Mr. Saket Gowravaram, University of Kansas
Mr Philip Hodkinson, University of Limerick
Mr. Solomon Obadimu, University of Limerick
Miss Maram Youssef, University of Limerick
Mr. Franco Staub, University of Tokyo
Mr. Kento Fujita, University of Tokyo
Mr. Alirio De Araujo, University of Witwatersrand
Mr. Atif Saeed, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
Mr. Wole Barnarde, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
Miss Omomhene Eimunjeze, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

 

View 2018 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.

 

 

Scholarship Program Committee

The 2019 Scholarship Committee is comprised of Andy LaStella - Chair, Julian Balaam, Kristen Chmielewski, Bruce Dankberg, Peter Huijbers, Mohamed El-Boraï, Amy Li, Satoru Ohki, Betsy Snyder, Jean Stein, Mark Streeter, Konrad Walters and Joel Wagner.

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