NBAA Awards Six Schedulers and Dispatchers Committee Scholarships

Washington, DC, June 29, 2000 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is pleased to announce the six winners of the 2000 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship. This year’s recipients are Lisa M. Balch of Aircraft Dispatching Services, Judy Buff of First Union Corporation, Sharon Martin of Berwind Group, Darcey Anne Oliver of AMR Combs/Signature Flight Support, Mark Taylor of Million Air Dallas, and Robert B. Thomas of Tudor Investment Corporation.

The Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship program is organized by the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, and the winners of the 2000 scholarships were introduced during the Committee’s 11th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in February. Sponsored by Exxon Company and the Avitats, Signature Flight Support, Million Air and Air Routing, grants totaling $20,000 were awarded.

In 2001, Universal Weather & Aviation also will contribute $5,000 toward the Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarships, which means that the total amount of funds available in 2001 will be $25,000.

To receive a 2001 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship application, visit the Web at or contact NBAA’s Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or

NBAA represents the aviation interests of over 6,100 companies which own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.