NBAA Announces Recipients of 2023 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarships

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 the recipients of the 2023 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship. These individuals will be recognized during the 2023 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2023), taking place Jan 24-26 in Nashville, TN.

These training awards, given in conjunction with annual sponsors, promote the career development of current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers. The 2023 donors include:  

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

The following are the recipients of 2023 NBAA S&D Training Scholarships:

  • Jacob Phelan
  • Maria Morgenstern-Gil
  • Tracha McGhee
  • Angelica Fosu
  • Emilio Padilla Escoto
  • Diana Nahorna
  • Nathan Shelley
  • Hanna Figueroa
  • Ann Widay
  • Mischa Harrigan
  • Johnson Downing
  • Melissa Lloyd
  • John Lyimo
  • Kingsley Ogunrinde
  • Meg Fittro
  • Alicia Garcia Robles

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, more than $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 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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