Since 1989, the AAAE Foundation has issued over 3,250 scholarship checks totaling more than $5.7 million, making the organization one of the largest supporters of higher education assistance in the entire aviation industry. The AAAE Foundation offers a number of scholarships aimed at supporting our Accredited Airport Executives (A.A.E.s) and their families, as well as scholarships to support the best and brightest future leaders in our profession.
The AAAE Native Americans Scholarship is for Native American undergraduate students with a junior class standing or higher or graduate students who are enrolled in an aviation program, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Eligibility is unrelated to membership in AAAE. Students may only be a recipient of one AAAE sponsored scholarship program per year. Recipients will be selected based on race, academic achievements and records, financial need, participation in school and community activities, and submission of a personal statement.