ACI-NA Scholarships

ACI-NA/CAC Scholarships

ACI-NA/CAC offers two scholarships to help support the future workforce of the airport and aviation industry:  the Commissioners Scholarship Fund and the Gerry Bruno Scholarship.

ACI-NA Commissioners Scholarship

ACI-NA Commissioners, made up of members of the Boards, Commissions and Trustees of ACI-NA member airports, established a Scholarship Fund in 1993 to recognize students with high academic achievement who are working toward a career in airport management or airport operations.

The scholarship program recognizes the importance of the highly specialized education necessary to fill the extremely complex and multi-disciplined role of being a professional airport administrator or airport operator. To effectively run today’s modern aviation facilities, an airport manager or airport operator must have high levels of management, operational and accounting skills coupled with some aviation experience. 

The ACI-NA Commissioners Scholarship Fund is independently administered by the University Aviation Association (UAA). The University Aviation Association (UAA) plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of the aviation industry. As a non-profit organization, UAA is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Therefore, your gift to the ACI-NA Commissioners Scholarship fund is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.



  • Contributions to the ACI-NA Commissioners Scholarship Fund should be made payable to "ACI-NA Commissioners Scholarship Fund" and mailed to the following address:
  • University Aviation Association *
    ATTN: ACI-NA Commissioners Scholarship Fund
    2415 Moore's Mill Road, Suite 265-216
    Auburn, AL 36830

*Please note that ACI-NA cannot accept scholarship contributions on behalf of UAA.  Be sure to mail contributions to the above UAA address.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact the University Aviation Association at (334) 844-2434.

CAC Gerry Bruno Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2016 in cooperation with InterVISTAS and is intended to celebrate the leadership and innovation of Gerry Bruno, the founding CEO of InterVISTAS Consulting and a respected leader in commercial airport management.

The scholarship is intended to foster similar qualities in tomorrow’s leaders. Mr. Bruno’s career in aviation has included government service, airport marketing and strategic planning, aviation policy and aviation consulting. Gerry’s approach to addressing problems and issues is always based on solid analysis, understanding the law and policy context of aviation in society, innovative thinking, and collaborative advocacy for the sector. Mr. Bruno has had a lifelong appreciation of the role of education throughout his career, earning two degrees, supplemented with airport specific studies and accreditation.  

Independently administered by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), in cooperation with ScholarshipsCanada, this scholarship recognizes students with high academic achievement who are working toward a career in aviation management, planning, marketing and/or policy. Participation is available students registered in any associated Canadian university or college program.  The scholarship is awarded every two years at the Airports Canada Conference.  Applications will also be available through several universities and colleges were programs offering related studies are available.


Should you have any additional questions, please contact the University Aviation Association at (334) 844-2434.