The International Air Cargo Association of Chicago (IACAC) is a non-profit organization which raises money throughout the year to award scholarships to worth recipients for their continuing education.

We have now opened the application period for our 2017 scholarships. Applications are due no later than October 30, 2017. Winners will be notified in writing by November 17, 2017, and the scholarships will be awarded at our annual holiday luncheon on December 12, 2017.

The scholarship funds are amassed over the year from a number of events the Association holds, the most notable of which is our Annual Golf Outing, held this year on August 15th at the Bridges of Poplar Creek.

At this event, the net proceeds from our registration fees, sponsorships, games of chance and raffles for donated items are put into the scholarship fund.

This year, we anticipate being able to award multiple scholarships to worthy applicants.



  • Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year program with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Graduate degrees or professional certificates are not covered by the scholarship.
  • Applicants must be a family member of either an individual member or an employee of a corporate member whose membership is in good standing for 2017.


Questions can be directed to Olya Lebedyeva, Scholarship Committee Chair, by email at  IACAC.SCHOLARSHIP@GMAIL.COM


  • Download and complete the 2017 IACAC Scholarship Application at the link above.
  • Applications are due no later than October 30, 2017.
  • Provide your most recent transcript of grades. If you are a 2017 high school graduate, please submit your most current report card and college acceptance letter.
  • Write 500 words on each of the three topics below (total of all three essays = 1500 words):
    • What would you describe to be your most unique or special skill that differentiates you from everyone else?
    • If you were given the capability to travel back in time to any period in history, where would you head to and why?
    • Describe an experience that forever changed your life and your outlook on life.


Winners will be notified in writing no later than November 17, 2017. We ask that the winners please make every effort to receive their award in person at our December luncheon to be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.