Fort Wayne International Airport
Airport Authority

Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation Scholarship

Beginning in 2011, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority identified the need to provide scholarship funding to local students interested in pursuing paths in aviation in college, and beyond, in order to support the future of the aviation industry. The Airport Authority created the Fort Wayne International Airport Scholarship to operate adjacent to the Jim Kelley Memorial Scholarship handed out by the Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum.

Each spring Airport Authority staff selects area high school students who have either been accepted into a four-year college or university, or Ivy Tech Community College’s Air Frame and Power Plant Program or Flight Certificate Program to receive the Fort Wayne International Airport Scholarship. Airport scholarship funds are raised through the Fort Wayne International Airport Scholarship Golf Outing, an annual event hosted by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority each August at Brookwood Golf Club through the support of the Airport Authority’s staff, stakeholders, and the local community. Each scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,500.

The scholarship criteria are as follows;

  • Students must be in their senior year of high school.
  • Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must be accepted at an accredited 4-year university, or Ivy Tech’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program.
  • Students must be pursuing a program in the aviation field.

The application for the 2021 Fort Wayne International Aviation Scholarship can be found via the link below.

2021 Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation Scholarship Application