Together, the Air Force Sergeants Association, the Airmen Memorial Foundation and the Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force Association offer annual scholarships to eligible, dependent children of Air Force Active Duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command enlisted members and Air Force Sergeants Association Members in active, retired or veteran status.
More than $1.5 million has been awarded through the AFSA Scholarship programs. Dependents with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a minimum combined SAT score of 1650 or a combined ACT score of 24 are encouraged to submit an application.
Applications for the upcoming academic year are available between November 1 and March 31. Completed application packages with all required documents can be sent to AFSA Headquarters between January 1 and March 31. Incomplete packages or packages received after March 31 won't be considered.
The Air Force Sergeants Association awarded $20,500 for the 2007/2008 school year to 10 applicants, ranging from $1,500 to $2,500. Since 1968 AFSA has awarded more than $650,000 in scholarships.
The Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force Scholarship Program awarded $14,000 for the 2007/2008 school year to 11 applicants, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Since its inception in 1988 the CMSAF scholarship Fund has awarded more than $237,000 in financial aid.
The Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship program awarded $25,500 for the 2007/2008 school year to 22 students. Since inception the AMF has awarded $372,000 to eligible students.
Scholarships are awarded in each program based on the applicant's academic record, character, leadership skills, writing ability, versatility and potential for success, but not necessarily financial need.
The men and women who have worn and continue to wear the uniform of the United States of America make it possible to enjoy the freedoms so many take for granted. If you're so inclined, a tax deductible donation can be made to any of the three scholarship programs.
Download a AFSA/CMSAF/AMF scholarship application (application instructions here). Mail the completed application (or donations) to:
AFSA/CMSAF/AMF Scholarship Fund
5211 Auth Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
If selected, recipients will be notified by mail with checks being disbursed to their respective school of choice on September 1st. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, meals, or transportation. Have additional questions? Contact the AFSA staff toll free at (800) 638-0594.
Photo of the US Air Force Memorial courtesy of our buddy George Brett in Falls Church. Thanks for your service, George. God bless all our men and women in uniform around the globe.