NATCA Scholarship Program
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship Recipients!
NATCA is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 Scholarship Program. Out of the xx scholarship winners, xx (pictured right), xx of NATCA member xx (xx) was given the President’s Award, a $2,000 scholarship. The other winners, listed below (with member’s name in parenthesis), received a $1,000 scholarship:
The 2023-2024 Program
The 2023-2024 scholarship application period will be announced on or around Jan. 1, 2023 with a March 1, 2023 deadline to submit applications.
The 2022-2023 Program
Eligibility: This scholarship fund is established for the spouses, children, stepchildren, and legally adopted children of active, retired, and deceased NATCA members with continuous membership in good standing of at least two years. These scholarships are for full-time attendance at accredited colleges and universities within the United States and its territories for an undergraduate degree program.
Award Criteria: NATCA will administer the award of scholarships based on a lottery system. Applicants must apply in writing via the online application to the NATCA President no later than March 1 for college/university attendance within that calendar year. Applicants must also submit a qualifying 500-word essay. The application period for 2022 is now open. NATCA will notify applicants as to whether they will receive the scholarship by April 30, 2022.
Essay Instructions: The essay should be no more than 500 words. The NATCA President and Executive Vice President will judge applicants’ qualifications for the lottery based on the applicant’s completed application, which must include the essay.
Essay Prompt – Describe in 500 words or less: “What is the difference of a group of people advocating for a cause versus one person speaking up for something they feel strongly about?”
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2022 to be considered for the 2022-2023 school year. NATCA will notify applicants as to whether they will receive the scholarship by April 30, 2022.
NATCA Scholarship News
2022 Scholarship Winners
NATCA is pleased to announce the 2022 winners of our Union’s scholarships. Every year, NATCA offers a scholarship program for spouses, children, stepchildren, and legally adopted children of active, retired, and deceased members in good standing for at least two consecutive years. This scholarship is for full-time attendance at accredited colleges and universities within the United States and its territories for an undergraduate degree program.
This year, there were 21 scholarship winners. Lauren Rawski (pictured), daughter of Ryan Rawski (Retired member, Central Florida TRACON, F11), was given the President’s Award, a $2,000 scholarship. The other winners, listed below, received a $1,000 scholarship. Congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s scholarship!
Melanie Barber, Wayne Barber, NSW, Houston Center (ZHU)
Diana Boland, Tucker Boland, NCE, Kansas City Center (ZKC)
Jessica Brandes, Michael Brandes (Retired member), NGL, Chicago Center (ZAU)
Camryn Cadenhead, Clarence Cadenhead, NCE, Kansas City ATCT (MCI)
Madison Chouinard, Erich Chouinard, NNM Seattle Center (ZSE)
Karissa Davila, David Davila, NSW Houston Center (ZHU)
Lu Demers, Brent Demers, NGL Detroit ATCT (DTW)
McKenzie Farrell, Donald Farrell, NGL Chicago Center (ZAU)
Zoe Frank, Kevin Frank, NGL, Minneapolis Center (ZMP)
Kaitlynn Gradt, Jason Gradt, NSW Dallas-Fort Worth ATCT (DFW)
Jillian Luna, Richard Luna, NSW Fort Worth Center (ZFW)
Evan McKee, Dale McKee, NWP Southern California TRACON (SCT)
Samuel Muedeking, Benjamin Muedeking, NGL Minneapolis Center (ZMP)
Brooke Noble, David Noble, NSW Houston Center (ZHU)
Cadence Riegel, Adam Riegel (Retired member) NSW San Antonio ATCT (SAT)
Christopher Schenck, Lee Schenck, NWP Sacramento ATCT (SMF)
Benjamin Valentine, Sharon Valentine, NEA New York Center (ZNY)
William Visconti, Jr., William Visconti, NEA Philadelphia ATCT (PHL)
Isabella Williams, Ronnie Williams, NWP Oakland Center (ZOA)
Bree Witt, Daniel Witt, NCE Omaha TRACON (R90)