NBAA Announces Recipients of 2023 International Operators Scholarships

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,;
Molly Hitch, 202-783-9353,

Austin, TX, Feb. 14, 2023 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the selection of three  recipients of 2023 International Operators Scholarships. The International Operators Scholarship provides recipients with funding to pursue professional development within business aviation careers, with a focus on international operations.

The scholarship winners are:

  • Richard Vosburg: Vosburg is the director of maintenance for Roper Technologies, and began his career in the marines. He intends to use his funds to work toward NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) certification.
  • Jake Harkin: Harkin is currently a pilot on a Gulfstream that is used for international charter for Trans-Exec Air Services, Inc. He is planning to use the funds to work toward a master’s degree  in aviation science.
  • Morgan Garlinge: Garlinge is a senior aircraft dispatcher for Chevron, USA. He will use the funds to become a certified International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) auditor.

The 2023 International Operators Scholarship was made possible by funding providing by the following donor companies: 

  • Prime Trip Support 
  • UAS International Trip Support

Scholarship recipients will be honored at NBAA’s annual International Operators Conference (IOC2023), which takes place in Austin, TX  from Feb. 13-15. Representatives from the sponsors and the IOC Committee will be at the event to recognize this year’s recipients. Learn more about IOC2023.

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


Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 10,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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