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PHOENIX, AZ, January 23, 2007 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee today awarded $5,000 in scholarship funds to a Canadian resident seeking to advance her aviation career through continuing education. Shell Aviation Canada was the sole sponsor for the 2007 NBAA Shell Canada Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship.

Scholarship recipient Carol Bavis of Transport Canada will use her award to attend the 2008 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, as well as attend Flight Safety International’s Dispatch Resource Management course.

This winner and 12 other scholarship recipients were announced today during NBAA’s 18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, held this week in Phoenix, AZ.  Applications for the 2008 NBAA Shell Canada Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship will be available in the summer of 2007.

NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee offers its scholarships through two separate but related programs that specifically promote professional and career development for schedulers and dispatchers in business aviation.

First, through the Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship Program, the Committee offers cash grants, which can be used for a variety of professional development initiatives. Since 1997, more than $240,000 has been awarded to schedulers and dispatchers through this program. In 2005, the program was expanded to provide scholarships specifically to Canadian schedulers and dispatchers.

A separate Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship Program offers opportunities for scholarship recipients to have access to hands-on teaching initiatives. These scholarships were first offered in 2004.

For more information about NBAA scholarships, contact NBAA Director, Operations Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or For information about NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, contact NBAA Senior Manager, Air Traffic Operations Jo Damato at

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information or to download application forms, visit

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