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2019 Scholarship


The ADF will be partnering with 
NBAA & Flamingo Air Academy to award a scholarship at the NBAA’s annual Schedulers and Dispatchers  Conference in March, 2020. Please check the NBAA web site for more information on this scholarship & how to apply.

The ADF will also be partnering with Women in Aviation & Academy College to award a scholarship at the annual International Women in Aviation Conference in March, 2020. Please check the WAI web site for more information on this scholarship & how to apply. 

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Get to know our 2018 Scholarship winners!

James Clavin Marquet

James Clavin-Marquet 

James is 
currently a senior at Farmingdale State University earning a degree in aviation administration. He holds a private pilot certificate with 150 hrs of flight time.  James is currently working as a computer technician and was introduced to flying through the EAA Young Eagles program at age seven.  He wants to be a flight dispatcher and help commercial pilots stay safe & have an impact on airlines’ efficiency and customers’ happiness.  He is currently a registered New York State EMT and has held various volunteer positions at his local ambulance corps and fire department. He also volunteered at a therapeutic horseback riding facility helping children with disabilities.

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Sara Smasal 

Sara is working on her 
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Meteorology with minors in Unmanned Aerial Systems, Music & Air Traffic Control at Florida Institute of Technology.  Sara has a long term dream of working with the NOAA hurricane hunter team.  
She has volunteered many hours to engaging the community in the arts. She worked for 5 years as a Theatre Technician & Student Assistant Manager at the Gleason Performing Arts Center and has volunteered as a technician at her local NPR station.
Dustin Bones

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Dustin Bones 

Dustin is currently working as a CSM (customer care) at American Airlines. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Management.  He has served for 10 years in the US Navy as an Operations Manager & Drill Instructor.  He has logged over 400 hours of volunteer service while in the Navy with various organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Habitat for Humanity, USS Albacore Museum & others. Dustin is involved in the Veterans Employee Business Resource Group at American Airlines. This year he will be volunteering at the American Airlines Sky Ball to provide funding for the Airpower Foundation, a nationwide program dedicated to supporting active duty, Reserve and National Guard families.
Shane Hale

Shane Hale 

Shane is currently working as a Pilot Scheduler at Southwest Airlines. He holds a private pilot certificate with instrument rating. And is an Aviation Science Major at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He wants to be a dispatcher to help pilots plan and execute a safe and efficient flight.  He has volunteered with the EAA Young Eagles program and has worked with other volunteers to get supplies to those effected by Hurricane Harvey.