National Aircraft Resale Association Awards Scholarships

The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) has just awarded almost $24,000 in scholarships to university students chosen from hundreds of applicants majoring in Corporate Aviation Management, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Systems, Aviation Safety, Finance, Business Marketing, Economics and/or studies that relate to Aviation Business and Management. Scholarship funds are donated by NARA Certified Brokers/Dealers and NARA Products and Services members.
This year, we’re proud to announce that we have awarded NARA Business Aviation Scholarships program to five deserving students seeking careers in business aviation and, specifically, within the corporate aircraft Sales, Marketing, Finance, Legal and Insurance community.
“Our NARA Scholarship program is gaining momentum with our funds growing more than 40% from last year,” said Anthony “Tony” Kioussis, President of Asset Insight, Inc. and Chairman of the NARA scholarship committee. “There are so many deserving aviation students out there, we are honored to provide these scholarship awards to a few of them and proud to be investing in future leaders of our industry.”
The five 2015 scholarship winners include: Michael Adams, Cory Clifft, and Louie Marquez, who are all working on graduate degrees at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Chip Shriver, seeking a graduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University; and Alexander Martin, a Senior at Florida Institute of Technology.
“On behalf of all the NARA members, we congratulate these outstanding students and we are very proud to help support them in their future aviation endeavors,” said Brad Harris, NARA Chairman and CEO of Dallas Jet International.

NARA is a professional trade association comprised of selected aircraft sales and brokerage businesses that are NARA Certified and aircraft product/services companies that adhere to the highest professional standards that promote the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry. All NARA members abide by an strict 14-point Code of Ethics that provides standards of business conduct regarding aircraft transactions. For more information about NARA’s 25-year legacy, its members and its code of ethics, visit the NARA website at

Posted January 27, 2015
Written by Devri Pitts