Air Force Scholarships
Here are some of the Air Force scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
The Falcon Foundation acquires funds necessary to implement the scholarship program from public donations and a scholarship endowment. The number of scholarships awarded annually is set by the USAFA Admissions Office and is up to 100. Contributions and donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the donor and tax exempt to the Foundation. Each scholarship is dedicated in honor of a pioneer in aviation or an individual who is distinguished in aviation or defense.
TYPE OF SCHOLARSHIP
The Falcon Foundation makes annual cash grants for scholarships to several schools in various parts of the nation. Each scholarship award provides a portion of the cost of room, board and tuition. Scholarship recipients must pay for transportation to and from school and for clothing, laundry, other personal expenses and their proportionate share of the tuition, fees and books.
Young people are automatically eligible for a Falcon Scholarship by first applying to USAFA. The USAFA Office of Admissions then identifies potential recipients of the Falcon Foundation scholarship from a pool of direct entry applicants who are qualified, but not competitive for entering the next class at USAFA. Those applicants who are deemed qualified but not competitive are rank ordered and contacted for consideration of a Falcon Foundation Scholarship.
The POC-ERP is available to Airmen who do not qualify for a scholarship through the SOAR or ASCP programs be within 2 years of completing their degree program. Although AFROTC does not provide scholarship funding for this program, students are limited to attending school with annual tuition and fees not exceeding $15,000. Students may not pay the difference to attend higher cost schools. Qualified candidates must: Meet age requirements. Have a GPA of 2.50 or higher. Be currently working on their first bachelor
To allow selected enlisted Air Force personnel to earn a bachelor's degree in approved majors by providing financial assistance for full-time college study. Amount Awarded: $15000 Number Awarded: 35 each year. Duration: Until completion of a bachelor's degree, or up to 3 years (whichever is sooner). Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the base education service officer, who must forward them by the middle of January of each year. Eligibility: Eligible to participate in this program are enlisted members of the Air Force who have been accepted at a university or college (or approved cross-town institution) that is associated with AFROTC and that offers an approved major. The majors currently supported are computer engineering, electrical engineering, meteorology, nursing, foreign languages, and foreign area studies. Applicants must have completed 1 year of college study with a GPA of at least 3.0 and must be medically qualified. They must be younger than 30 years of age or otherwise able to be commissioned before they become 35 years of age. Additional Information: Upon completing their degree, selectees attend officer training school and are then commissioned to serve in the Air Force in their area of specialization. Further information is available from base education service officers or an Air Force ROTC unit.
Women Military Aviators (WMA) seeks to preserve, for history, the important role women have played in creating and supporting the American spirit through their contributions to flight, aeronautics, and space. This elite band of women has not only a love of aviation, but has put their lives on the line in defense of their country through their military service. WMA is committed to passing this legacy from one generation of women to another and has established an annual scholarship program in support of this commitment. Advocating the love of aviation, WMA offers an annual scholarship to advance a woman in her pursuit of flight ratings at an accredited institution or FAA Part 141 approved flight school. Over the past 30 years this scholarship has been given to select candidates so that they may pursue opportunities in aviation.
Each applicant should supply-in addition to the basic WAI application requirements-a narrative addressing your demonstrated persistence and determination to flight and stated ability to complete training at an accredited institution or FAA Part 141-approved school within one year of scholarship award. Also identify the school, college, university, and/or Part 141 approved school where training will be completed and address the program and/or ratings being sought. Address your interest and/or participation in military aviation, and address your financial need.
(Scholarship value $2,000 and one-year membership to Women Military Aviators)
Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements.
For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information:
Official WAI application form
Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies)
Typed, descriptive 500-word essay
Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)
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