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NBAA Announces Winners of 2003 International Operators Scholarship

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, March 17, 2003 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week will present the 2003 International Operators Scholarship to two individuals during the 30th Annual International Operators Conference in Colorado Springs, CO. The NBAA International Operators Committee created this scholarship in conjunction with corporate sponsor ExxonMobil and the Avitats in order to promote education and training as a means for individuals to increase the safety and professionalism of their positions.

The 2003 NBAA International Operators Scholarship recipients are:

  • Michael Pape, Boise Cascade Corp., Boise, ID. Pape plans to use his scholarship award to complete the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Corporate Aviation Management Program.
  • David Ball, Allstate Insurance Co., Wheeling, IL. Ball intends to pursue leadership training through Embry-Riddle's online distance-education program.
Pape and Ball each received $2,500 and complimentary registration to the 2003 International Operators Conference, where the awards will be made.

In addition to the International Operators Scholarship, NBAA offers nine other scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information or to download application forms, visit the web at www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

For further details about the NBAA International Operators Committee and Scholarship, contact NBAA Director, International Operations Bill Stine at (202) 783-9256 or bstine@nbaa.org.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,300 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world's largest display of civil aviation products and services.

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