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

We have now set the deadline for the application period for our 2022 scholarships. Applications are due by 11:59 PM CT on Wednesday, November 11, 2022. Winners will be notified in writing by Friday, November 25, 2022.

The scholarship funds are amassed this year from donations and support from our members and local affiliates alongside our yearly events including our golf event. Please consider visiting our donation page and helping the future thought leaders of the logistics industry with scholarship funds.



  • 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 2022.


Questions can be directed to the Scholarship Committee Chair, by email at scholarship@iacac.com


  • Download and complete the 2022 IACAC Scholarship Application at the link above.
  • Applications are now due no later than 11:59 PM on Friday, November 11, 2022.
  • Provide your most recent transcript of grades. If you are a 2022 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): 
  1. Build your team! Determine where your strengths and weaknesses lie in managing a team, and tell us how you would build a five-person (or more) team that compliments and supports your management style. Feel free to use creative ways to develop your explanation of who you would choose by incorporating personality test descriptors (INFJ, ESTP), zodiac, enneagram, animals, or just list the positive and negative qualities that you think would flourish on a team for various positions.
  2. As you move away from school and into your career, you'll have interviewers ask you to provide moments in your career when you gave exceptional customer service. Tell us about a time when you gave bad service and how you turned the situation around, made it right, and / or learned a lesson from the experience.
  3. Troubleshooting is a key part of logistics. Describe the steps you take to troubleshoot problems in your school or work life, who you can turn to for expertise and guidance, and how you face challenges you didn't see coming.


Winners will be notified in writing no later than Friday, November 25, 2022.