A.A.E. Scholarship

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Application Deadline

February 28

Awarded By:

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. All eligible applicants receive scholarships so long as funds are available.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be an accredited airport executive (A.A.E.) member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) who is a member at both the national and regional levels, OR the spouse or the child of an A.A.E. member of AAAE. The member must be a full-time employee of a public use airport at time of application. The term "children" under the program means dependent natural or legally-adopted children, stepchildren, and legal wards supported wholly by the guardian who is an active A.A.E.
  3. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a nationally or regionally accredited undergraduate or graduate program.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree are eligible for this award. The applicant must be an accredited airport executive (A.A.E.) member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and a member of his/her regional chapter, OR must be the spouse or the child of an accredited airport executive member of AAAE.

Application requirements for the A.A.E. Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Application form
  • Transcript
Additional Information: The American Association of Airport Executives offers scholarships through the AAAE Foundation. This program is offered exclusively to accredited airport executive (A.A.E.) members of AAAE, their spouses, and/or children. Multiple applications are accepted from the same family. A separate application is required for each student. All phases of the scholarship program are independently managed by Scholarship Managers (SM), a national, non-profit scholarship service organization with extensive experience in the management of scholarship programs. SM has the sole responsibility for evaluating the applications, selecting the award winners, and determining the award amounts. The following selection criteria are used: academic records, participation in school and community activities, work experience, and a personal statement. Financial need will be considered in determining the award amount. All applicants will be notified of their status by May 15. Recipients must notify of acceptance of the awards within three weeks of notification or the awards may be forfeited.

Award Amount: Awards range from $900 to $4,000 annually, non-renewable. The student may re-apply in subsequent years. The award amounts will be determined by Scholarship Managers and will be based on the application evaluations, the schools attended, and the families' ability to contribute toward the educational expenses at the schools selected by the students. In no instance will the award amount exceed the tuition and related fees for an individual student. Award balances greater than $500 remaining in a student's account after the tuition is paid must be returned to the AAAE Foundation. Award balances of $500 or less may remain in the student's account and used for educational expenses excluding room and board.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,450.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, February 28

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, February 28

Applications are available online from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) website. In addition to the completed application, the applicant must submit transcripts (official or unofficial). Transcripts may be in a sealed and separate envelope but they must be sent with the application. The student must also submit a typed, double-spaced essay of 500 words or less on the topic "What are my educational goals and how do they relate to my career goals?". The student's name should appear in the upper right corner of each page of the essay. Please note: If the Projected Annual Parent Aid (PAPA) Form is not completed, the student will be considered only for the minimum award amount. Since there is no particular income level at which students are denied consideration, it is strongly advised that all students complete the PAPA Form. Application packages must be mailed to the address provided and be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Cindy Gunderson
Address: P.O. Box 2810 Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

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