Recipients are selected by the scholarship selection committee on the basis of academic record, recommendation letter and a statement of educational and career goals.
 
In principle and in practice, NATF values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation from the aviation business community. NATF promotes involvement and expanded access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, cultural identity, disability, appearance, geographic location, professional level, political views or affiliations.