NBAA Announces Recipients of 2008 Schedulers and Dispatchers Training Scholarship

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or

WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2008 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced the six recipients of the Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship. These training awards, given in conjunction with sponsors Airline Ground Schools, CornerStone Strategies LLC, Flight Safety International and MedAire, Inc., promote the career development of current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers.

The following are the recipients of the 2008 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship, with descriptions of their training awards.

  • Lindsey Wertz, Marnell Carrao Associates – Training toward a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved aircraft dispatcher license offered by Airline Ground Schools.
  • Megan Helsel, Citation Shares – Training toward an FAA-approved aircraft dispatcher license offered by Airline Ground Schools.
  • Monique Kendell, Jetworks Corporation – Two-day initial training course for in-flight medical illness, injury and emergencies from MedAire, Inc. at their location in Tempe, AZ.
  • Melissa DeCoster, The Williams Companies – Six-week course providing preparation for an FAA dispatcher exam at Flight Safety International at the Flushing, NY campus.
  • Pamela Carver, International Jet Aviation Services – One NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP) Course taught by CornerStone Strategies.
  • Jeanine Anderle, Kohler Co. – Any scheduled class offered at the Flight Safety International St. Louis Learning Center or at a scheduled on-site location.

Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship recipients will be formally announced next week on Thursday, January 31, during the NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, which will take place from January 29 to February 1 in Savannah, GA. Applications for the 2009 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship will be available on the NBAA web site this summer.

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

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 $300,000 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, initiated in 2004, offers opportunities for scholarship recipients to gain access to hands-on teaching initiatives.

For information about NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, contact NBAA Director, Operations & Educational Development Jo Damato at

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships or to download application forms, contact NBAA Director, Operations Jay Evans at or visit

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