IPAA Aviation Scholarship

$500–$2,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
4/1/2023Submission Deadline

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The Iowa Public Airports Association(IPAA) encourages careers in aviation by offering scholarship opportunities. IPAA is an organization that unites members of the aviation industry in an effort to educate them on the value of airports in Iowa and to champion more use of public airports. Each year, the IPAA Aviation Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing careers in the aviation industry.

To qualify for this scholarship, you must be a graduating high school senior who is passionate about the Iowa aerospace industry or a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in aviation. Candidates must demonstrate great academic performance with a GPA score of 2.5 or higher. In addition, they must demonstrate proactiveness in extracurricular activities involving aviation.

The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis. The winning scholar is awarded an amount of $2,000. These funds can be used to cater to their educational-related expenses such as tuition and fees.

Key Information of IPAA Aviation Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Aerospace
  • Aviation

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


IPAA Aviation Scholarship Timeline

January 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

April 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on April 1.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior – Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 2.5
  • Geographic Eligibility: Iowa
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Short Answers
  • Essay
  • Grade transcript
  • Recommendation letters

How to ace the IPAA Aviation Scholarship


Pay attention to detail

Pay attention to every minute detail to ensure that you have the correct information filled out in the application form with no errors. Candidates are encouraged to respond to all parts of the application completely and submit all necessary attachments as they will all be used as a basis for their ranking.


Show passion for non-academic engagements

IPAA encourages and embraces students who show consistent participation in activities that support and improve the aviation industry as well as the community at large. Therefore, you should demonstrate your engagement in extracurricular activities within the aviation space.


Plan your autobiography and essay

Before writing your autobiography and essay, take time to develop an outline that will act as your guide. Note down the key points which must include your goals and purpose, accomplishments, challenges, and how your experiences have had an impact on you.


Write in phases

Once you have settled on a specific plan, proceed by first writing a draft of your autobiography and essay. Review and edit these drafts, either alone or with the help of a third party, until you have a final and satisfactory copy to submit.

How the IPAA Aviation Scholarship is Judged

Applications are judged based on a candidate’s response to the questions and requirements listed on the application form.

Why We Love the IPAA Aviation Scholarship


Short essays

Candidates are expected to respond to the essay prompt in a document that is not more than a single page.


A chance to network

IPAA Aviation Scholars are always invited to events and conferences hosted by IPAA; this gives them a chance to network and learn from industry professionals.


Merit-based scholarship

All candidates are judged and selected based on the quality of their submission and their financial ability is not a factor in the selection process.

5 Facts About IPAA Aviation Scholarship


Over $4,000 in scholarships

Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2018, IPAA has awarded more than $4,000 in scholarships to deserving students.


The scholarship is a one-time award

Previous recipients of the IPAA Aviation Scholarship are not allowed to reapply for the same scholarship.


Members of the public can join IPAA

IPAA membership is open to individuals already in airport management, aviation authorities, government agencies, students, and those starting out in their aviation careers.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens

All applicants must be legal citizens of the United States residing or studying in Iowa State.


IPAA Board of Directors reserve all rights

The award money is disbursed at the sole discretion of the IPAA Board of Directors.

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