ATCA Scholarship

ATCA Scholarship Fund

In 2017, The ATCA Scholarship Fund awarded 10 scholarships to an outstanding group of aviation students and children of air traffic controllers. The total amount awarded was $75,000. ATCA's wonderful candidates, exceptional winners, and generous donors are the ones who make it happen.


With the continued support of the aviation community for this industry-sustaining program, we hope to award at least as much in the future. But we need your support to do it. Interested in donating? Click here

Scholarships Categories:

  • 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.
  • Category E - Raytheon Women in Aviation Scholarship 
    Female students enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in an aviation-related course of study. Each scholarship will include a summer internship at Raytheon.

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.

  • Choose the category of scholarship for which you wish to apply.
  • Complete the online application or download the hardcopy version
  • Mail in your supporting documentation (transcripts, letters of recommendation) by the May 1st deadline

Please check back soon for the 2018 scholarship application. Applications will be due May 1, 2018. Your application will be considered by the Scholarship Committee in mid/late August and you will be notified of their decision shortly thereafter.

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