Thursday, August 21, 2008

Air Traffic Controllers Convention and Scholarships

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED; ONLY 100 slots remaining!!

ATCA is looking for high school seniors and juniors with a 3.0-4.0 GPA with an interest in aviation and engineering to attend a conference at the Air Traffic Controllers Convention on Wednesday November 5th from 10am-2pm at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington DC. All must be US citizens. College students are also invited to attend and register through the FAA Centers of Excellence website. The $995.00 registration fee and $3500.00 exhibitor fee has been waived for students. Large and small companies will be on siteto discuss coop agreements, scholarships, tuition assistance and potential jobs. More information is attached below. Please call or email if you are interested in volunteering as a chaperone and let me know if your school is available to attend.

Thank you Belinda R. Bender

Federal Aviation Administration

SUBJECT: Air Traffic Control Association 53rd Conference - Invitation
High Schools: November 5 Marriott Wardman Hotel, Washington, DC
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Contact

University students: November 3-5 Full access to technical sessions and exhibit area.

* The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) has invited our FAA Centers of Excellence universities and college students to attend the upcoming conference in Washington, DC. The invitation to attend November 3 - 5 is being extended to students who are registered at COE colleges and universities or those living in the tri-state area. In an attempt to attract students who are interested in aviation-related careers, with proper student identification, ATCA is waiving the usual Conference registration fee. This opportunity includes full access to the exhibit area and technical sessions led by some of the world's most recognized aviation leaders. College students may register on the ATCA website,

* High School students must be accompanied by teachers, or parents with proper ID, and FAA personnel will be assigned to serve as chaperones through the exhibit area. High Schools may register for the ATCA exhibit tour and workshops by contacting by October 6. Space for High School students is limited; therefore, registration will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Note: ATCA also has scholarship opportunities.

  • ATCA Scholarships Program
    Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Scholarships are awarded to help support the financial needs of those deserving students who have chosen to seek higher education in the science of air traffic control and other aviation disciplines, as well as children of air traffic control specialists. Categories are as listed below.
  • Students enrolled half- to full-time in a two- to four-year air traffic control program at an institution approved and/or licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration as directly supporting the FAA's college and training initiative.
    Students enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in an aviation-related course of study.
  • Full-time employees enrolled in advanced study programs to improve their skills in air traffic control or an aviation discipline.
  • U.S. citizen, children of air traffic control specialists enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Please see Terms of Reference for complete rules.
    For additional information, please contact Carrie Rowe.

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