Scholarships & Careers

Scholarships & Careers

Aviation Scholarship & Careers

Helping Aviation Careers Take Off

The Iowa Public Airports Association is proud to encourage careers in aviation and to support the next generation. Our aviation scholarship is awarded to students pursuing educational opportunities that will launch or enhance their careers in the Iowa aerospace industry.

  • Up to $2,000
  • Awarded annually
  • $4,000 awarded since 2018



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Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for the IPAA aviation scholarship, applicants must be a high school senior or full-time college student pursuing a degree in aviation and considering a career in the Iowa aerospace industry. The student must have a 2.5 GPA or better.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. CDT on April 1 each year. Scholarships are awarded before the fall start of the school year.

Check the application carefully before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Previous recipients of the scholarship are ineligible.

Aviation Scholarship Application


Contact Kailah Schmitz at or call 515.727.0667.