NBAA Announces Recipients of 2023 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship Awards

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

Nashville, TN, Jan. 24, 2023 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced that $27,500 in scholarship funds will be awarded to individuals seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education. These individuals were recognized during the 2023 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2023), taking place Jan. 24-26  in Nashville, TN.

AC-U-KWIK, Atlantic Aviation, Lane Aviation, NBAA,  Signature Flight Support, SkyPlan and Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. donated funding toward the awards this year.

The following are the recipients of the 2023 NBAA S&D monetary awards:  

  • Andrea Kayson
  • Jonathan Tolbert
  • Joy Flowers
  • Bryce Yatsu 
  • Sean Whisenhunt 

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 S&D Scholarship Program, the committee offers cash grants, which can be used for a variety of professional development initiatives. Since 1997, more than $750,000 has been awarded through this program.

A separate S&D Training Scholarship Program, launched in 2004, offers opportunities for scholarship recipients to gain access to hands-on teaching initiatives.

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships, contact NBAA Senior Manager, Professional Development Molly Hitch at or visit

For information about NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, contact NBAA Director, Certification Tyler Austin at


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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