July 28, 2016 Update re: 2016 ATC Scholarship 2016
As outlined via B&F on June 14, 2016, because NAV Canada has ceased all training tuition fees, CATCA announced it was no longer offering the ATC scholarship which provided reimbursement for one (1) selected candidate’s ATC tuition. However, those who had paid for their tuition and graduated after the August 31, 2015 deadline would not have had the opportunity to apply for a scholarship.
As a result, we are offering a final ATC scholarship this year. This ATC scholarship will be made available to any dependent child of an active or retired member of the Association who has received a certificate of successful completion of the NAV Canada IFR Basic Course or Basic VFR Airport Control Course AFTER September 1, 2015. The successful candidate will be reimbursed for their ATC tuition; the amount will vary depending on the course selected by the individual.
The W. Christopher Lilwall and Eric Paraskevopoulos Memorial Scholarship Award Program sponsored by CATCA provides financial assistance to dependent children of active and retired associate members of the Union who are in pursuit of full-time post-secondary education.
As announced on April 20, 2016, NAV Canada has agreed to cease all training tuition fees. As a result, CATCA will no longer offer the ATC scholarship which provided reimbursement for one (1) selected candidate’s ATC tuition. In lieu, CATCA will now offer two (2) Academic Scholarships.
The two Academic Scholarships will be made available to any dependent child of an active or retired associate member of the Association who is in pursuit of full-time post-secondary education. The award will be renewable annually to a maximum of four (4) years upon proof of enrollment in full-time post-secondary studies.
The program is open to dependent children of active and retired associate members who are in good standing. Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time post-secondary educational program. Applicants will be required to submit a personal resume, along with two papers as follows:
- 150-200 words outlining what their personal contributions to society have been, and
- 150-200 words outlining what contributions they intend to make to society in their adult life.
Applications must be accompanied by academic records and letters of recommendation from at least two sources (not family members) who are familiar with their abilities and performance records.
Applications, transcripts, recommendations, records and other supporting documents must be submitted by mail (email will not be accepted) to National Office on or before August 31. All applications will have personal identification removed and be forwarded to the Selection Committee who will select the winners.