Application Deadline
Aug. 12, 2024
Target Candidate
  • Full-time undergraduate enrolled in aviation-related curricula at an NBAA/UAA member school
  • Rising sophomore or higher standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
Award Amount
A minimum of $1,000 towards educational costs
Notification/Award Period
Announced during the Fall
U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident Status Required?
Other Requirements
A completed application package, which includes the following:
  • application form
  • one essay
  • one transcript
  • one resume
  • one letter of recommendation from the University's Aviation Department

Applications must be received by NBAA Charities no later than August 12, 2024 to be considered for the scholarship.

Scholarship recipients must use the funds by Dec. 31, 2025, or risk forfeit of the award.

Through the UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, NBAA Charities annually awards a minimum of $1,000 to up to five undergraduates studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions.

This scholarship is named for the late Janice K. Barden, who was active in the aviation community for decades and who served as chair of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Local Committee eight times, more than any other person in NBAA history.

Scholarships will be awarded for one academic year, and checks will be made payable to the school. Awards will be made to U.S. citizens or permanent residents without regard to sex, race, religion or national origin. Scholarship recipients must use the funds by the end of the academic year or risk forfeit of the award.

For all NBAA Charities scholarships, applicants are limited to receiving one award per person, per year. Direct all questions about this application to NBAA’s Molly Hitch at 202-783-9353 or