Application Deadline
Aug. 13, 2023
Target Candidate
Business aviation professionals who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to customer service, life-long learning and helping others.
Award Amount
Funds of up to $2,500 to attend professional training with a particular emphasis on customer service. There will be up to two awards each year. Examples of training within the scope of this scholarship award include, but are not limited to: NBAA Leadership Conference, NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, Disney Institute, Ritz-Carlton, NBAA PDP Courses.
U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident Status Required?
Other Requirements
Completed application package, which consists of the following:

  • an essay

  • a summary of career/work experience

  • two signed letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s dedication to customer service and life-long learning

Scholarship recipients must use the funds by Dec. 31, 2024.

NBAA, in coordination with NBAA Charities, has established the Cheri Rudd Memorial Scholarship to benefit business aviation professionals in search of advanced customer service training.

The scholarship was created to honor the memory of Cheri Rudd, an NBAA employee and the voice of NBAA for almost 30 years. Her dedication and commitment were an inspiration to all who benefited from her direction and assistance.

NBAA Charities will annually award up to $2,500 to several business aviation professionals. Applicants must show a passion for life-long learning and demonstrate superior customer service skills, as Cheri Rudd did.

Scholarships will be awarded for the 2022 calendar year. Awards will be made to U.S. citizens or permanent residents without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation.

For all NBAA Charities scholarships, applicants are limited to receiving one award per person, per year. Direct all questions about this application to NBAA’s Molly Hitch at 202-783-9353 or