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Shell Aviation Scholarship


Shell Aviation Scholarship
Time is running out for you to apply for the 2009 Shell Canada Aviation Schedulers and Dispatchers Scholarship!

March 16, 2009  By Melissa Damota

With the economy the way it is, doesn’t it make sense to invest in your Scheduler and Dispatcher’s career?  This is an opportunity to enhance your flight scheduler and dispatcher’s training, read the information on our website which outlines what you can use the scholarship for.  Travel and accommodation costs can be covered by this scholarship!
The Shell Canada Aviation Schedulers and Dispatchers Scholarship provides an opportunity for current and prospective Canadian schedulers and dispatchers to receive a one-time C$5,000 bursary toward continuing their education.  The scholarship is solely funded by Shell Canada Aviation and is administered by the Canadian Business Aviation Association.
For full details on how to apply for the 2009 Shell Canada Aviation Schedulers and Dispatchers Scholarship, please follow this link:  Scholarship Application.  This year’s scholarship will be presented at CBAA 2009 in Montreal, May 27-29.
Words from our first recipient of the award, Tessy Neitsch, Flight Operations Co-ordinator, Enbridge, Inc.:
“The role of a Corporate Flight Dispatcher & Scheduler is constantly changing.  It is now being recognized as more than just dispatching aircraft; it is about the people and personalities that inspire you to be the best you can be and to provide outstanding customer service.  I cannot think of a better way to promote, expand and enhance the career of a scheduler or dispatcher than to apply for the Shell Canada Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship.  Being the first recipient of this Scholarship in 2006 significantly changed my view of my career in this industry and how much I have yet to learn and contribute.  I have attended numerous PDP (Professional Development Program) Courses given by NBAA, all of which count towards achieving my CAM Diploma – Certified Aviation Manager; attended a CBAA Convention, and utilized some of the funds towards personal career enhancement in conjunction with my employer, Enbridge Inc..  The funds may be gone, but to this day I am still reaping the benefits of being awarded this scholarship.  Thank you Shell Canada.”
Submit completed application by March 27, 2009
by Mail:  2009 Shell Canada Aviation Schedulers and Dispatchers Scholarship
Attention:  Janet Maslin
Director, Membership & Convention Services
Canadian Business Aviation Association
Suite 430-55 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5
Or Fax:  (613) 236-2361
Or E-mail:


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