Your essay must follow one of the provided prompts. Document should be in .doc/.docx/.pdf/.tiff formats only.
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 Prompts (choose one):
- 1. 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 in 500 - 1000 words how you understand and apply NATCA’s values to your studies, community activism, family life, and/or future aspirations.
- 2. 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. In 500 - 1000 words, 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.
- 3. 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. In 500 - 1000 words, describe your engagement in community, social, or civil service and how that experience shaped your understanding of service.