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Fort Wayne International Airport Seeking Applicants for 2021 Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation Scholarship

Fort Wayne International Airport Seeking Applicants for 2021 Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation Scholarship

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, in collaboration with the Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum, is seeking applicants for the 2021 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 Aviation 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 to receive the Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation 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.

Students looking to pursue paths in aviation that are in their senior year of high school in the Northeast Indiana region are invited to apply for the available scholarships. The scholarship criteria are as follows;

  • Students must be in their senior year of high school.
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must be accepted into an accredited 4-year university/college, or Ivy Tech's Aviation Maintenance Technology Program or Flight Certificate Program.
  • Students must be pursuing a program in the aviation field. 

Scholarship applications have been distributed to Northeast Indiana High School guidance offices, as well as to area homeschool and community organizations. Interested students can also find the scholarship application on the Fort Wayne International Airport website under Airport Authority – Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation Scholarship. Scholarship applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, February 26, 2020.

Questions regarding the Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation Scholarship can be directed to Katie Robinson, Marketing Specialist at 260-446-3422 or krobinson@fwairport.com.

The Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation Scholarship application can be found here.

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. The airport authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. Serving northeast Indiana and the surrounding region, FWA offers nonstop service to 14 cities on four airlines. In 2019, FWA served 791,810 passengers –the tenth year of consecutive growth. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.

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