Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Georgia Business Aviation Association Scholarship Program. In 2015, we awarded 14 academic scholarships to Georgia high school graduates and GBAA members.
To date, the GBAA has awarded over $361,000 to 125 well deserving individuals.
2016 Scholarship Program
Investing in the future of Georgia’s Business Aviation Industry through Scholarships available to Georgia High School Seniors/Graduates Enrolled/Planning to enroll in accredited U.S. Colleges & Technical Schools in aviation fields of study and Continuing Education Scholarships available to GBAA Members
More than $40,000 in Scholarship Awards Were granted in May 2015
The 2016 application window is now CLOSED.
Please browse below for information about the 2016 scholarships. For any questions about the scholarships or application process, please contact the Scholarship Chair, Kris Parsons (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2016 Scholarship Offerings
Scholarship Awards Up To $2000 Each
To individuals pursuing an education in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Operations, Aviation Management, Aeronautical Engineering, and other Aviation-Related Disciplines
Scholarship Awards Up To $5000 Each
To individuals pursuing an education as a Professional Pilot
Satcom Direct AeroIT Scholarship
The Satcom Direct AeroIT certification is an information technology certification for the configuration and troubleshooting of networks and satcom systems onboard an aircraft. The AeroIT certification is focused on four areas: Satellite Networks, Network Theory, Troubleshooting Aircraft Networks and Network Management. This three day course is worth $6,995 and administered at the Satcom Direct facilities in Satellite Beach, Florida. Satcom Direct will cover the following costs associated with this scholarship, including: airfare up to $500, lodging and transportation while in Satellite Beach and lunches. For more information visit: https://www.satcomdirect.com/training/aeroit
2015 Scholarship Offerings
Scholarship Awards, Up To $2000 Each, To Individuals Pursuing Continuing Education Opportunities (e.g. Graduate School And Professional Training Courses)
Scholarship Awards, valued up to $4,050 each, to individuals interested in attending Executive Education Courses at Georgia State University (e.g. Business Aviation Leadership Certificate Program) This award includes full tuition, books and materials, Certificate in Business Aviation Leadership, computer simulation licensing fees, meals and parking (does NOT include any travel, room and board or mileage reimbursement). For more information, visit http://execed.robinson.gsu.edu/certificate-programs/leadership/business-aviation-leadership/
Scholarship Awards, valued up to $9,100 each, to individuals interested in attending any ONE of the three Executive Education Courses at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business (Managing the Corporate Aviation Function OR Developing Leadership Capability OR Leading Change in the Corporate Aviation Function) This award includes full tuition and room & board (recipients are responsible for all travel expenses). For more information, visit http://www.darden.virginia.edu/executive-education/short-courses/corporate-aviation/
The Satcom Direct AeroIT certification is an information technology certification for the configuration and troubleshooting of networks and satcom systems onboard an aircraft. The AeroIT certification is focused on four areas: Satellite Networks, Network Theory, Troubleshooting Aircraft Networks and Network Management. This three day course is worth $6,995 and administered at the Satcom Direct facilities in Satellite Beach, Florida. NOTE: All travel expenses, including airfare and/or personal mileage, travel in/around Satellite Beach, lodging and meals will be the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. For more information, visit https://www.satcomdirect.com/training/aeroit
Applicants must: (a) be employed full-time with a GBAA member company (i) in the department whose primary responsibility is flight operations support or (ii) whose primary business is supporting business aviation. (b) reside in the state of Georgia and maintain a primary work address in the state of Georgia. (c) Submit (i) a completed GBAA 2016 Scholarship Application and (ii) resume. (d) submit a 500-1000 word essay describing how the GBAA Scholarship will benefit them professionally and impact the pursuit of their career goals. The application deadline is March 1, 2016. Scholarship recipients are notified by April 15, 2016 and are invited as guests of the GBAA to attend the scholarship awards banquet. Upon receiving a scholarship award, recipients must provide the GBAA with proof of employment eligibility requirements and college/FAA accredited school enrollment. Scholarship checks are then made payable to the college, for the students’ educational use within the 2016-2017 academic year. Continuing Education scholarship recipients that transfer to another accredited school, staying in the same academic discipline, may apply to the GBAA to retain their scholarship award. Otherwise, unused funds must be returned to the GBAA. Former GBAA scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply.