Lawrence C. Fortier Memorial Scholarship

Written by Charlie Copeland

The ATCA Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to outstanding aviation students and children of air traffic controllers. ATCA's wonderful candidates, exceptional winners, and generous scholarship partners and donors are the ones who make it happen.  The 2024 Scholarship will open for application submissions in March 2024, and will close on May 1, 2024. ATCA awards $75,000 worth of scholarships annually, and each scholarship recipient receives between $5,000 - $15,000. 

Lawrence C. Fortier Memorial Scholarship - Students enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in an aviation-related course of study.


  • Students enrolled half to full time in a two to four-year air traffic control program at an institution approved and/or licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration as directly supporting the FAA’s college and training initiative.
  • Accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university and planning to continue the following year. Attendance is equal to at least half-time (6 semester hours or the equivalent).
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed before graduation.

The Air Traffic Control Association, Inc. (ATCA) is a professional organization that plays a pivotal role in the field of air traffic control and the broader air traffic management (ATM) sector. Founded in 1956, ATCA's mission is to advance the safety, security, efficiency, and technology of airspace systems worldwide through education, advocacy, and networking. Headquartered in Alexandria, ...

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Eligibility information

College & Graduate Students