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Jim Kelley Scholarship

Jim Kelley Scholarship application

In 2006, a scholarship was created in memory of Jim Kelley, a local entrepreneur and champion of aviation in Northeast Indiana.  The board of the Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum, of which Mr. Kelley was a co-founder, has designated monies for the annual awarding of a scholarship in the amount of $1500.

In addition, in 2011, The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority designated two additional scholarships in the memory of Jim Kelley.  One scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is accepted to an accredited four-year college or university.  The second scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted to Ivy Tech Community College’s Air Frame-Power Plant Program.  Both scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1500. 

All of the scholarships will have the following requirements:

  •  Students must be in their senior year of high school.
  • Students must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must be accepted to an accredited public or private institution of post-secondary education whether it be a technical school or a four-year college or university.
  • Students must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in a field related to aviation

Applications must be submitted/postmarked by February 28, 2020 by the students.  Mail the completed application forms to:

GFWAM
3901 West Ferguson Road, Suite 209
Fort Wayne, IN  46809