THE 2018-2019 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, 2019 for college/university attendance within that calendar year. Applicants must also submit a qualifying 500-word essay.
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.
NATCA Scholarship Essay Theme Options (choose one):
- Values: NATCA’s values include honesty, tenacity, leadership by example, hard work, integrity, loyalty to the aviation safety profession, open communication, and the collective spirit. These values guide our decisions and behavior, including how NATCA chooses to assist those applying for aid with their educational goals. Explain how you understand and apply NATCA’s values to your studies, community activism, family life, and/or future aspirations.
- Labor and Civil Rights: As a Labor Union, NATCA serves to represent and provide a voice for the working men and women in aviation safety professions. As such, we are a small part of a broader movement for social and civil rights for workers in all industries. Describe why it is important to continue to battle for social and civil justice today. Use examples from your own life, current events, or history.
- Service: NATCA is committed to service through volunteerism, community service, and civil engagement. We work to give back to the communities we live in -- from local charities to national disaster relief -- and to build strong civil engagement among our members and their families. Describe your engagement in community, social, or civil service and how that experience shaped your understanding of service.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019 to be considered for the 2019-2020 school year. NATCA will notify applicants as to whether they will receive the scholarship by April 30, 2019.
2018 NATCA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Our President's Award winner ($2,000 from NATCA and, thanks to SkyOne Federal Credit Union, an extra $1,000) is Alexandria Hudzinski (NATCA relative is Frank Hudzinski, Houston TRACON, I90). Our $1,000 scholarship winners are listed below:
Winner's Name (Member Relative and Facility)
Zakarius Ausama (Patrick Massie, Engineers Southwest, ESW)
Jada Cato (Marvin Cato, Memphis Center, ZME)
Adam Cook (Jack Cook, Cleveland Center, ZOB)
Skye Curry (Christopher Keyes, Washington Center, ZDC)
Katelyn Doss (William Doss, ZME)
Eban Grasty (Stuart Hahn, Miami Center, ZMA)
Ryan Hedeen (Thomas Hedeen, Denver ATCT, DEN)
Alec Hoagland (Michelle Bowden, Salt Lake Center, ZLC)
Weston Johnson (Christopher Johnson, Seattle Center, ZSE)
Benjamin Mearkle (Michael Mearkle, New York Center, ZNY)
Sarah Medina (Rigoberto Medina, Atlanta Center, ZTL)
Owen Mooso (Kristine Mooso, Boston Center, ZBW)
Tristan Moore (William Carr, Northern California TRACON, NCT)
Tori Peckosh (Trent Peckosh, Denver Center, ZDV)
Auveanna Robinson (George Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth TRACON, D10)
Garrett Robinson (Robert Robinson, Potomac TRACON, PCT)
Trevor Rowand (Kevin Long, I90)
Gillian Sneve (Chad Sneve, Atlanta TRACON, A80)
Edward Szczuka Jr. (Edward Szczuka, Engineers Central, ECE)
Ellery VanZee (James VanZee, Grand Rapids, GRR)
2017 NATCA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Congratulations to our 2017 NATCA Scholarship Program winners! Our President's Award winners ($2,000 from NATCA and, thanks to SkyOne Federal Credit Union, an extra $500 each) are Kaylie Killian (Christopher Killian, ZHU), Sophia Leonard (Donald Leonard, ZOB, retired), and Samantha Melton (Larry Melton, STL). Below is the list of $1,000 scholarship winners:
Winner's Name (Member Relative and Facility)
Madison Aitken (Robert Aitken, ENE)
Tara Bahr (Joel Bahr, MKE)
Gregory Baker (Angela and Gregory Baker, ZTL)
Brittany Brooks (Paul Brooks, JRF)
Olivia Cain (James Cain, MRY, retired)
Madeline Clark (Patrick Clark, ZOA)
Samantha Hasmi-Delgado (Martha Delgado, ZMA)
Sarah Faust (Patricia Brace (Faust), ESW)
Lydia Fregosi (Kevin Fregosi, ROC)
Kathleen Glancey (Daniel Glancey, ZDC)
Taylor Grider (Jason Grider, ZFW)
Philip Hughes IV (Philip Hughes III, A90)
John "Jack" Richards (Jeffrey Richards, ZAU)
Cooper Skoric (Michael Skoric, ZDV)
Kirby Skoric (Michael Skoric, ZDV)
Sierra Dawn Smith-Sandland (Jennie Sandland, ZAN)
Ethan Reese Spencer (Brian and Denise Spencer, ZSE)
Kevin Stafford (Donald Stafford, ROA)
Roberto Torres (Roberto Torres, ZSU)
Sydney Velasquez (Fred Velasquez, IAH)
2017 PRESIDENT'S WINNERS' ESSAYS
2016 NATCA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Congratulations to our 2016 NATCA Scholarship Program winners! Our President's Award winner ($2,000 scholarship) is Rebecca Kerr, daughter of Robert Kerr (Cleveland, Great Lakes Region). Below is the list of $1,000 scholarship winners:
Past Scholarship Winners
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