Foundation Happenings Ukraine Relief Fund Singapore Golf Event Learn About Internships

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.



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.  

View FAQs

Are you a former receipient of an ISTAT Foundation Scholarship?  Join our ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Alumni Network on LinkedIn!


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

Returning University: Please contact 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 2021 ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

Ms. Sham Abdulmalek, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile 
Mr. Ramin Ahmadzadeh, Danube University Krems 
Mr. Caleb Akhtar-Martinez, University of Cambridge 
Mr. Sergio Alvarez, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach 
Miss Julia Ardis, Lewis University 
Miss Carol-Ann Barbier, ISAE - SUPAERO 
Mr. Cillian Boland, University College Dublin 
Mr. Roc Camprubi, University of Bath 
Ms. Alessandra Capotosto, California Polytechnic State University 
Mr. Ronald Chak, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Asia 
Miss Amanda Colon, Lewis University 
Mr. James Coulthard, Auburn University 
Mrs. Andrea Cruz, Leiden University 
Miss Emily Detlaff, Lewis University 
Mr.  Kieran EL-Nahhas, Loughborough University 
Mr.  Andrés Camilo Gallego Gómez, Universidad de Antioquia 
Mr. Branden Gallimore, Purdue University 
Miss Julianne Grehan, Cranfield University 
Mr.  John Grimes, California Polytechnic State University 
Miss Amal Haraketi, University College of Aviation and Technology (ESAT) 
Miss Amina Issoufou Anaroua, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach 


Mr. Pratik Jadhav, Purdue University
Miss Katie Konicki, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott 
Mr. Benjamin Locke, Loughborough University 
Mr. Rohan Mahajan, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach 
Mr. Carlos Martinez, Everglades University 
Mr. Parth Mehta, Purdue University 
Ms. Gabriella Mifsud, Leiden University 
Miss Nia Mitchell, Lewis University 
Mr. Mohamed Khalid Abdelgadir Mohamed, Cranfield University 
Mr. Shady Morsy, Cairo University 
Mr. Cathal Murphy, Dublin City University 
Mr.  Ki Wing Ng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
Mr. Daniel Smith, University of Cambridge 
Ms. Sandrin Tauro, University College Dublin 
Mr. Daniel Tetis, Dublin City University 
Mr. Joshua Tong, Imperial College London 
Miss Tatiana Valeria Torrico Claure, ISAE - SUPAERO 
Mr.  Julian Villa, Universidad de Antioquia 
Mr. Xiaobo Wei, New York University Shanghai 
Miss Liu Ying Wong, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Asia 
Mr. Kyle Young, Oklahoma State University


View 2020 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 2022 Scholarship Committee is comprised of Andy LaStella - Chair, Julian Balaam, Kristen Chmielewski, Bruce Dankberg, Mohamed El-Boraï, Amy Li, Satoru Ohki, Betsy Snyder, Jean Stein, Mark Streeter, Konrad Walters and Joel Wagner.