Fort Wayne International Airport
Airport Authority

FWA Aviation Scholarship

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, in collaboration with the Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum, is seeking applicants for the 2022 Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation Scholarship. As Northeast Indiana’s community airport, it is important to embrace the future of aviation, and help to provide opportunities to local high school students hoping to pursue careers in the aviation industry.

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.

Students must complete the attached application that may be copied as needed, along with the additional required information listed on the application. Applications must be mailed/postmarked, or sent electronically, by Monday, February 28, 2022 to the attention of Katie Robinson, Marketing Specialist. Questions can be directed to Katie Robinson directly at 260-446-3422 or krobinson@fwairport.com. 

The scholarship application, along with additional requirements can be found here