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    The ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Program 


    The ISTAT Foundation is actively engaged in helping young people develop careers in aviation by offering scholarships of up to $10,000 to college-level students who are academically qualified and in need of financial support. The program is administered by the Scholarship Committee of the ISTAT Foundation Board of Trustees in conjunction with accredited universities who recommend qualified students. 
     
    The program begins annually with application requests sent out on 1 March, 2016. The deadline to submit applications is 1 May, 2016.

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    Data reflected as of June 2016.

    Universities
    Qualified institutions are invited to submit one (1) candidate (unless requested otherwise) for consideration on an annual basis. If you are a university representative and would like more information about how your institution can provide aviation scholarships to students, contact ISTATscholarships@istat.org or click here to access the ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Program Overview.

    Candidates shall meet the following criteria:

    • Completion of at least two years of undergraduate (bachelor degree) studies or be enrolled in graduate (masters) or postgraduate (doctoral) studies;
    • United States Grade Point Average requirement: 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Outside of the United States: students must hold an academic ranking within the top 25% (75 - 100%);
    • Need of financial support for university tuition-only fees;
    • 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 related field;
    • Commitment to a career in aviation;
    • Involvement in extra-curricular/community activities indicating leadership qualities. 

    Aviation Scholarship StudentsStudents
    Students interested in applying for a scholarship must secure a nomination from a faculty member at a qualified university (see above). 

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

    Named Scholarships

    In addition to ISTAT Scholarships, the ISTAT Foundation grants special scholarship awards to specific universities as requested by the individual donors; so-called Named Scholarships. Certain Named Scholarship funds include donations that were matched by ISTAT.  

    Steven Udvar-Hazy Scholarship Award

    This scholarship is awarded to two (2) students annually; one (1) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    and one (1) from Purdue University.

    Jon Batchelor Scholarship Award

    This scholarship is awarded to two (2) students at universities in Florida, USA annually.

    Michael Metcalf Scholarship Award

    This scholarship is awarded to one (1) Broward College student annually.

    Hafthor Hafsteinsson Scholarship Award

    This scholarship is awarded to one (1) 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 (1) student annually.

    Joseph Nadol Memorial Scholarship Award

    This scholarship is awarded to one (1) student with a concentration in aviation research and/or finance annually.

    GECAS Africa Scholarship Award

    This scholarship is awarded to African students at an African university annually.

    Norman C.T. Liu Asia Scholarship Award

    This scholarship is awarded to Asian students at an Asian university annually.

    ISTAT Foundation/Omni Air International Scholarship Award

    This scholarship is awarded to one (1) Oklahoma State University annually.

    ISTAT Foundation/Diane K. Ballweg Scholarship Award

    This scholarship is awarded to four (4) Lewis University students annually.

    ISTAT Foundation/Jon Batchelor Scholarship Award

    This scholarship is awarded to two (2) students annually.

     

    The 2016 Scholarship Program

    In 2016, the ISTAT Foundation awarded $345,000 in aviation scholarships to students at the collegiate level.

    Abdulrahman Abdelmoneim Yousif Ali, Universiti Kuala Lumpur

    Agustin Fernandez-Saralequi, Florida Memorial University - Jon Batchelor Scholarship Recipient

    Ala Azan Abdo Qaid Mohammed, Universiti Kuala Lumpur

    Andres Vergel, Miami Dade College - Jon Batchelor Scholarship Recipient

    Andrew Davies, University of Limerick

    Bennet Miller, Oklahoma State University - Omni Air International Scholarship Recipient

    Bheeshma Patel, University of Witwatersrand - GECAS Africa Scholarship Recipient

    Cecilia Skroder, Toulouse Business School

    Christian Spann, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach

    Connor Duchen, Purdue University - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Scholarship Recipient

    Daniel O'Brien, Dublin City University

    Devang Sejani, TU Darmstadt

    Dida Isabella Coetzer, University of Pretoria GECAS Africa Scholarship Recipient

    Drew Hacker, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach - Joseph Nadol Memorial Scholarship Recipient

    Edgar Ortiz, Delaware State University

    Emily Linenkugel, Purdue University

    Evan Lester, Middle Tennessee State University

    Fabian Rothmaier, Stanford University

    Francesca Ferrando, Leiden University

    Hunter Watson, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott

    Hyunsu Kim, Kansas State University at Salina

    Jamarick Burrel, Lynn University

    James Roberts, Cambridge University - Hafthor Haffsteinsson Scholarship Recipient

    Janani Thiagarajan, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Jon Batchelor Scholarship Recipient

    Jaran Hoover, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Scholarship Recipient

    Jelena Radosavljevic, ENAC Ecole Nationale de I'Avion Civile

    Joël Wagner, Cranfield Univeristy - Gilbert W. Speed Memorial Scholarship Recipient

    Josephine Herrera-Rivera, Lewis University - Diane K. Ballweg Scholarship Recipient

    Larrisha Armstrong, Lewis University  Diane K. Ballweg Scholarship Recipient

    Lova Tantely Rakotoarinoro, SUPAERO MAROC - Ecole d'Ingénieurs Aéronautique

    Lyn Fei Ong, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Asia

    Malek Khalladi, University of Aviation and Technology (ESAT) GECAS Africa Scholarship Recipient

    Meiyi Xia, ENAC Ecole Nationale de I'Avion Civile

    Mitchell Thomson, University of Pretoria

    Mohamed Al-Sadi, Universiti Kuala Lumpur

    Mohammad Makahleh, Lewis University  Diane K. Ballweg Scholarship Recipient

    Nedra Nihel Jebalia, University of Aviation and Technology (ESAT)

    Oussama Lahmer, SUPAERO MAROC - Ecole d'Ingénieurs Aéronautique

    Prem Joetendra Patel, University of Witwatersrand GECAS Africa Scholarship Recipient

    Ramy Mejri, University of Aviation and Technology (ESAT) GECAS Africa Scholarship Recipient

    Rendani Mobeleni, University of Pretoria

    Ruxandra-Crina Opris, University of Leeds

    Samantha Krenski, University of Witwatersrand

    Scott Mitchell, University of Bath

    Stephanie Correa, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

    Steven Latey, Broward College - Michael Metcalf Scholarship Recipient

    Thilo Braun, Imperial College London

    Volodymyr Klimchenko, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Jon Batchelor Scholarship Recipient

    Walid Elkhadir, SUPAERO MAROC - Ecole d'Ingénieurs Aéronautique

     

    Scholarship Program Committee

    The 2016 Scholarship Committee is comprised of Peter Huijbers (Chairman), Julian Balaam, Jon Batchelor, Kristen Chmielewski, Murrae Ross-Eskell, Betsy Snyder, Mohamed El-Boraï, Konrad Walters, Andrew LaStella, Satoru Ohki, and Mark Streeter. 


    Scholarship Program History

    The 2015 Scholarship Program
    The 2014 Scholarship Program

    The 2013 Scholarship Program
    The 2012 Scholarship Program

    The 2011 Scholarship Program 
    The 2010 Scholarship Program 
    The 2009 Scholarship Program
    The 2008 Scholarship Program
    The 2007 Scholarship Program 
    The 2006 Scholarship Program


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