Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Scholarships are awarded to help support the financial needs of those deserving students who have chosen to seek higher education in the science of air traffic control and other aviation disciplines, as well as children of air traffic control specialists.

ATCA Scholarship Outings

Get out of the office and network for a good cause! We have something creative up our sleeves for 2014 where you and your peers in aviation can enjoy a day out and benefit the
ATCA Scholarship Fund (100% of proceeds go to the fund).

ATCA's Spring Scholarship Golf Tournament Returns Monday May 12, 2014!

ATCA members play for $120.

Non-members and guests are $160.

A fun day, a great cause, and a chance to network on a beautiful course. Registration includes green fees, cart, beverages, a full, hot bar-b-cue luncheon and a donation to the Scholarship Fund. Space is limited so send in your registration form and fees today! All proceeds benefit the ATCA Scholarship Fund.

Types of Scholarships:

Category A - Gabriel A. Hartl Scholarship

Students enrolled half- to full-time in a two- to four-year air traffic control program at an institution approved and/or licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration as directly supporting the FAA's college and training initiative.

Category B - Lawrence C. Fortier Memorial Scholarship

Students enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in an aviation-related course of study.

Category C - Full-Time Employee Student Scholarship

Full-time employees enrolled in advanced study programs to improve their skills in air traffic control or an aviation discipline.

Category D - Buckingham Memorial Scholarship

U.S. citizen, children of air traffic control specialists enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher.

ATCA Scholarships are a great opportunity to get financial assistance for tuition, books or any school related expenses. Paying for college can be challenging so why not get rewarded for all your hard work in the classroom.


1) Choose the category of scholarship for which you wish to apply.

2) Complete the online application or download the hardcopy version

3) Mail in your supporting documentation (transcripts, letters of recommendation) by the May 1st deadline
Your application will be considered by the Scholarship Committee in mid/late August and you will be notified of their decision shortly thereafter

How do I apply?

Apply online or download and complete the
application and mail it to:

Air Traffic Control Association, Inc.
Attn: Scholarship Fund
1101 King Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Apply online