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 HERE.
    Mail in your supporting documentation (transcripts, letters of recommendation) by June 1, 2019

  

Applications are now being accepted. Apply HERE. Applications will be due May 1, 2019. Your application will be considered by the Scholarship Committee in mid/late July and you will be notified of their decision shortly thereafter.

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  • 06 Jun 2018
    Hon. Linda Hall Daschle Named 2018 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner


    The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that former FAA Acting Administrator Linda Hall Daschle has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, one of the most prominent awards in aviation and ATCA’s highest honor.

    A pioneer for women in air traffic management, Daschle was the first female to hold the post of Acting Administrator for the FAA. She began her aviation career in Kansas nearly 45 years ago as a licensed weather observer for the agency. In 1993, she was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate for the position of FAA Deputy Administrator. One of her first tasks involved an assessment of the agency’s key air traffic modernization program called the Advanced Automation System which was eventually overhauled, saving the agency an estimated $1.6 billion. She also oversaw the advancement of new regional airline safety regulations and conducted a review of the agency’s safety and surveillance program, which resulted in one of the single largest hires of new safety inspectors in FAA history. 

    Ms. Daschle has held numerous government and private-sector leadership positions, including with the American Association of Airport Executives, the Air Transport Association, the former Civil Aeronautics Board, and with the law firm of Baker Donelson. She is currently President of LHD & Associates, Inc, and serves on the board of Aireon, LLC.

    In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Ms. Daschle joins aviation greats, including Delta’s Richard Anderson, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, Boeing’s Neil Planzer, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield. (View press release HERE.)

    Tickets will be available this month. For more information, visit https://www.atca.org/glengilbert
     
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