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ATCA Scholarship Program is Accepting Applications

By Kristen Knott, ATCA

A scholarship from the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) can go a long way. It can set you on a career path towards success and even change your trajectory altogether.

ATCA Scholarships are awarded each year to help support the financial needs of those deserving students who have chosen to seek higher education in the science of air traffic control (ATC) and other aviation disciplines, as well as children of ATC specialists. In 2017, the ATCA Scholarship Fund awarded more than $75,000 to an outstanding group of aviation students. ATCA’s wonderful candidates, exceptional winners, and generous donors made it all possible.2018 ATCA Scholarship Fund applications are due by May 1. Recipients are determined by the ATCA Scholarship Committee and announced by late summer.

In addition to ATCA’s four scholarship categories (A – Gabriel A. Hartl Scholarship, B – Lawrence C. Fortier Scholarship, C – Full Time Employee Scholarship, and D – Buckingham Memorial Scholarship), ATCA and Raytheon now offer a new scholarship program to encourage women to pursue degrees in aviation-related fields. Administered by ATCA, the Raytheon Women in Aviation Scholarship will award scholarships to female college students pursuing a degree in an aviation-related field. Each scholarship will also include a summer internship in Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services, Transportation and Support Services business area.

“This program has the potential to change the ATC/ATM landscape for the better by ushering more women into the aviation community – a progression that will really benefit our industry,” said Peter F. Dumont, president of CEO of ATCA. “Through this scholarship, we hope to engage and educate more women about the career opportunities in aviation, as well as grow the percentage of women in the field – which currently sits at 26 percent.”

Applying for an ATCA Scholarship is easy – visit https://www.atca.org/scholarship for more information, to donate to the fund, and to submit an application. Questions? Contact tim.wagner@atca.org.