NBAA Announces Recipients of 2022 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarships

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

San Diego, CA, April 6, 2022 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced the recipients of the 2022 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship. These individuals will be recognized during the 2022 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2022), taking place April 5-7, 2022 in San Diego, CA.

These training awards, given in conjunction with annual sponsors, promote the career development of current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers. The 2022 sponsors include:  

  • Academy College
  • Aircraft Dispatch Academy
  • Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training
  • Corporate Aviation Solutions
  • FlightSafety International
  • King Schools
  • Medaire, Inc.
  • NBAA Air Traffic Services
  • Satcom Direct
  • ServiceElements International, Inc.
  • Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
  • Scott International, LLC

The following are the recipients of 2022 NBAA S&D Training Scholarships:

  • Evelyn Merkle
  • Jemma Colon
  • Sean Sommerville
  • Lyndsey Waller
  • Andrew Masters
  • Christina Riley
  • Cathy Keller
  • Brenda Verdejo
  • Chris Boggs
  • Dikmi Bondo
  • Ryan Salazar
  • Christopher Kagaba

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.

The S&D Training Scholarship Program, launched in 2004, offers opportunities for scholarship recipients to gain access to hands-on teaching initiatives. Through a separate S&D Scholarship Program, the committee offers cash grants, which can be used for a variety of professional development initiatives. Since 1997, over $750,000 has been awarded to current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers through this program.

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships, contact NBAA Manager, Professional Development Molly Hitch at or visit For information about NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, contact NBAA Director, Certification Tyler Austin at

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