The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the recipient of its 2011 ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats International Operators Scholarship. The $4,500 award is to be applied toward professional development education or training in support of a business aviation career in international operations.
This year´s recipient, Lindsay Dyer, currently works as a senior dispatcher for Cox Enterprises and as a backup flight attendant. She has worked in the business aviation industry throughout her career, obtaining her private pilot license in Venezuela. Since Cox Enterprises travels internationally, Dyer wanted to be "in the know" in all aspects of business aviation operations, so she is pursuing a master´s degree in aviation management through Embry Riddle Aeronautical University´s online education program.
Dyer intends to use the NBAA scholarship funds to help complete her degree program. She feels that her graduate education will help keep her abreast of industry changes, allowing her to contribute to the safety and efficiency of her employer´s operations.
Sponsored by ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats, the International Operators Scholarship is administered by the NBAA International Operators Committee and annually presented at the NBAA International Operators Conference, which was held this week from March 21 to 24 in San Diego, CA. Dyer was recognized by both the sponsor and committee during a conference presentation on March 23.
Now in its 38th year, the NBAA International Operators Conference provides four days of education sessions for those involved in international flying in support of business.
The ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats International Operators Scholarship is one of several scholarships offered by NBAA to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information, visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships. Direct questions about scholarships to NBAA´s Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.