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NATCA Scholarship Program

The 2021-2022 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 National 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 2021 is now closed. NATCA will notify applicants as to whether they will receive the scholarship by April 30, 2021.

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:

During a crisis, like COVID-19, many workers have been able to perform their work from home. Many essential workers, like air traffic controllers, are unable to do so.

Describe in 500 words or less: “What has NATCA been able to attain on behalf of the professionals we represent through advocacy, collaboration and negotiations?”

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2021 to be considered for the 2021-2022 school year. NATCA will notify applicants as to whether they will receive the scholarship by April 30, 2021.


The Scholarship period is closed, please check back on Jan 1, 2021 for the next application period.

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