Student Scholarship Application

  • Select Scholarship Category:
    (select the one that fits your situation best)*

    To find out more about the scholarships click here

  • Applicant's Last Name:*
  • Applicant's First Name: *
  • Applicant's nickname: *
  • Applicant's date of birth: *
  • Applicant's Mailing Address 1: *
  • Applicant's Mailing Address 2:*
  • Applicant's City: *
  • Applicant's State: *
  • Applicant's Postal Code: *
  • Applicant's Country:*
  • Applicant's Phone No:*
  • Applicant's Email Address: *

Qualifications for All Scholarship Applications:

  1. Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university and planning to continue the following year.
  2. Coursework leads to a bachelor's degree or advanced degree (excluding Hartl scholarship).
  3. Attendance is equal to at least half-time (6 semester hours or the equivalent).
  4. Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed before graduation.
  5. All candidates must answer questions I and II under Leadership section.
  6. Candidates must submit an essay as per instructions under Leadership III.
  7. Two references to provide letters of recommendation in support of the application for the ATCA Scholarship Program. You may select anyone from your community who you believe can best address your strength of personal character and your commitment to volunteer service.
  8. Official transcripts of all college coursework. If you are a high school student or have completed less than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours, also send high school transcript(s).
  9. Application MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 1, Transcripts and letters of recommendation by June 1


  • High School Name: *
  • H.S. Graduation Year: *
  • H.S. GPA: *
  • College/University *
    (enrolled/accepted) Name:
  • Address:*
  • Degree Objective:*
  • Expected Graduation: *
  • If enrolled, GPA based on a 4.0 System after completing credit hours *

Financial Aid

  • Please describe any financial *
    assistance outside of family support.
    Provide source and amount of support.
  • Other financial aid *

Additional Information

    For all applicants except Buckingham scholarship applicants
  • Aviation-related experience *
  • For Fulltime Employee Student Scholarships (required)

  • In your present job, please state your title and organization*
    and give a brief description of your duties
  • For Buckingham Student Scholarships (required)

  • Name of Parent ATC Specialist/relationship *
  • Address *
  • State *
  • Zip code *
  • Phone *
  • E-mail Address *
  • Name of most recent facility *
    at which the ATC Specialist parent worked

LEADERSHIP: Please respond to questions I, II, III.

  1. List up to, but no more than, five of the most significant service activities in which you have participated. Limit your response for each section of the chart to one or two sentences. For each listing, include the service activity, Your role, Your responsibilities, years of involvement, and hours spent on the project.

  2. Describe one of the projects listed in Question I that highlights your leadership skills, including your ability to initiate and implement a service project/activity. Please limit your response to 300 words.

    • Essay.

Required for Hartl, Fortier and Full-time employee scholarship applicants only. Please limit your essay to 500 words or less.

How do you see your career unfolding?

Focus your response on how your education will enhance your potential contribution to aviation.

Focus your response on how your education will enhance your potential contribution to aviation.

Required for Buckingham scholarship applicants only. Please limit your essay to 500 words or less.

How do you see your career unfolding?

Focus your response on how you will blend your career with community service in your adult life.

Focus your response on how you will blend your career with community service in your adult life.

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Award Nomination Process

Nominations for all awards shall be submitted to the Awards Committee prior to July 15th of each year. Nominations should include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Applicant’s name, organization, mailing address, phone number, email address, name of the award person is being nominated for, point of contact if Applicant is selected for an award (include mailing address, email address and phone number), and other pertinent data. For group/business awards, list names of the principal participants in the group/business.
  • A short (one paragraph) summary indicating why the individual or group/business is deserving of the award.
  • Specific justification for the award citing examples and detailed support for information. The justification should be limited to no more than two pages.
  • Any significant and appropriate extra-curricular activities or organizations in which the Applicant has participated.
  • Name of the person submitting the nomination and the nomination date.

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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.)

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    Established in Washington, D.C., in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, the Air Traffic Control Association has been from the outset dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment.
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