Scholarships

2021 Scholarship deadline has been extended to APRIL 21, 2021.

The Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) conducts scholarships programs to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible dependents of military personnel. AMF/CMSAF/AFSA scholarships are valued from $1,000 to $4,000 to students age 23 or younger attending an accredited academic institution.

The scholarship programs all use the same application, unless noted.


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The Airmen Memorial Foundation - Taking Care of our Own

Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program

The AMF conducts scholarships programs to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible, dependents of military personnel. AMF/CMSAF/AFSA scholarships are valued from $1,000 to $4,000 to students age 23 or younger attending an accredited academic institution.

Instructions Apply Now

Eligibility

  • Unmarried child/adopted or stepchild of active duty, retired or veteran member of USAF, ANG or AFRC. No Officer dependents!
  • Must be age 23 years or younger and a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • 12th year high school student or full-time college undergraduate student
  • Enrolled/accepted to an accredited college/university
  • No membership requirements on the part of the applicant or sponsor
  • Applicant must be dependent upon their parent or guardian for over 1/2 of his/her support

Application Deadline

Applications for the upcoming academic year are available between January 1 and March 31.

DEADLINE: Completed application packages with all required documents must be submitted no later than March 31. After March 31, applications are ineligible for consideration. 

Completed application packages with all required documents can be submitted here online, or by mail to: HQAMF at 5211 Auth Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746. 

If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact us online or by phone 800-638-0594, ext. 288.

Scholarship Levels

  • $4,000 - Clyde V. Prince Memorial Scholarship
  • $2,000 - Richard Howard Scholarship
  • $2,000 - Julene Howard (two awarded each year)
  • $2,000 – Sgt. James R. Seal Memorial Scholarships (two awarded each year)
  • $2,500 - Academic Excellence Scholarship (two awarded each year)
  • $1,500 - Academic Excellence Scholarships (two awarded each year)
  • USAA Academic Excellence Scholarships (five awarded each year)
  • GEICO Academic Excellence Scholarships (five awarded each year)  

Success

To date, over 1,861 scholarship have been award totaling over $2.5 million dollars.


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Airmen Memorial Foundation, Columbia Southern University, Air Force Sergeants Association and Airforce Junior ROTC seals

Alexandria Lian Reed Academic Excellence Scholarship

Valued at $24,600 (two years) 60 hours - can be used towards an associate or bachelor's degree): The Alexandria Lian Reed Academic Excellence Scholarship is presented to a student in the Junior Reserve Office Training Corps Program who demonstrates academic excellence and leadership qualities throughout their JROTC tenure; the student shows great potential for increased leadership roles. In addition, the individual is dedicated to continuous self-improvement, developing others, school and community.

This application uses a separate form available here: Alexandria_Reed-JROTC_ Scholarship_Application [PDF 193KB].

Instructions Apply Now

Eligibility

  • Graduating Senior in an JROTC Program
  • 3.0 Grade point average
  • Eligible to attend college/university

Submission Requirements

  1. Application
  2. Biography
  3. Official Unit Photo (5x7 head and shoulder)
  4. Letter of Recommendation from the unit's Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI)
  5. Essay on: Goals and Aspirations
    • 2 Pages minimum, 3 pages maximum not including title page (title page only includes name, Directorate and date)
    • 12-point font
    • Double spaced

 


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Airforce Sergeants Association Seal

Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Scholarship Program

The AFSA Scholarship Program began in 1968 with one $1,000 scholarship. Today, AFSA has awarded more than 655 scholarships totaling more than $991,600. in scholastic financial aid.  The scholarships are funded by donations from AFSA members, the association’s field activities, and memorials.

Instructions Apply Now

Eligibility

  • Unmarried child/adopted or stepchild of active duty, retired or veteran military members, Joint Services, enlisted and Commissioned Officers 
  • Must be age 23 years or younger and a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • 12th year high school student or full-time college undergraduate student
  • Enrolled/accepted to an accredited college/university
  • Sponsor must be a member or AFSA/Auxiliary for at least 1 year prior to the March 31st cut-off date
  • Auxiliary-sponsor must be a member, dependent cannot be a member
  • Applicant must be dependent upon their parent or guardian for over 1/2 of his/her support

Application Deadline

Applications for the upcoming academic year are available between January 1 and March 31.

DEADLINE: Completed application packages with all required documents must be submitted no later than March 31. After March 31, applications are ineligible for consideration.

Completed application packages with all required documents can be submitted here online, or by mail to: HQAMF at 5211 Auth Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746. 

If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact the AMF Assistant Secretary here online, or by phone 800-638-0594, ext. 288

Annual Awards

  • Scholarship in honor of Richard M. Dean - $2,500
  • Scholarship in honor of Frank C. Fini - $2,500
  • Scholarship in honor of Hardy B. Abbott - $2,500
  • Scholarship in honor of Claude Klobus - $2,500
  • Scholarship in honor of James Staton - $2,500
  • Scholarship in honor of Frank W. Garner - $2,000
  • Scholarship in honor of Richard D. Rousher - $2,000
  • Scholarship in honor of Dr. Harry R. Page - $2,000
  • Excellence in Military Leadership Scholarship in honor of General Mark A. Welsh III - $1,500
  • AFSA Americanism Scholarship - $1,500
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship - $1,500
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship - $1,000
  • $1,500 - Excellence in Military Leadership Scholarship
  • $1,500 - AFSA Americanism Scholarship 
  • $1,500 - Academic Excellence Scholarship (two awarded each year)
     

Success

To date, over 655 scholarship have been awarded totaling $991,600. 


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AFSA and AFSA chapter 615 seals

AFSA Barksdale Trade School Scholarship

This application uses a separate form available here: AFSA Barksdale Trade Vocational School Application [PDF 81KB].

Instructions Apply Now

Eligibility

  • Must have a current AFSA membership or current AFSA Family Membership
  • Must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, with a 2.65 GPA or higher, and/or be an Honorably Discharged Member of the Armed Forces.
  • Enrolled/accepted/or currently attending an accredited Trade/Vocational School.

Annual Awards

  • The AFSA recognizes two top recipients with the AFSA Barksdale Trade School Scholarship.
  • Scholarship - $1,000 and $1,500 awards.

 

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Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force (CMSAF Award)

The CMSAF Scholarship Program (formerly the CMSAF Richard D. Kisling Scholarships) was created in 1987 upon the death of CMSAF Kisling. It was renamed in 1997 following the passing of CMSAFs Andrews and Harlow. The program is funded by donations, memorials, and speaking honorariums.

Instructions Apply Now

Eligibility

  • Unmarried child/adopted or stepchild of active duty or retired member of the USAF, ANG or AFRC - No Veteran and Officer dependents!
  • Must be age 23 years or younger and a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • 12th year high school student or full-time college undergraduate student
  • Enrolled/accepted to an accredited college/university
  • No membership requirements on the part of the applicant or sponsor
  • Applicant must be dependent upon their parent or guardian for over 1/2 of his/her support
  • Applicant can provide additional information to show need or special consideration

One unique aspect of the CMSAF Scholarship Program is the opportunity for an applicant to submit additional information he or she believes should be considered. Examples are student disabilities, parent POW/MIA/KIA status, extreme financial hardship, or other extenuating circumstances. Applicants simply complete the "additional information" form included in the application.

Application Deadline

Applications for the upcoming academic year are available between January 1 and March 31.

DEADLINE: Completed application packages with all required documents must be submitted no later than March 31. After March 31, applications are ineligible for consideration.

Completed application packages with all required documents can be submitted here online, or by mail to: HQAMF at 5211 Auth Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746. 

If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact the AMF Assistant Secretary here online, or by phone 800-638-0594, ext. 288

Annual Awards

  • Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Scholarship Program recognizes its top recipient with the CMSAF Paul W. Airey Memorial Scholarship valued at $3,500 in honor of CMSAF Paul W. Airey who served as the first Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force.
  • CMSAF Spouses’ Academic Excellence Scholarship - $2,500
  • CMSAF Scholarship - $1,000 and $1,500 awards

Success

Since 1988, the fund has awarded more than 336 scholarships valued at more than $482,500. The fund is governed by a committee appointed by the incumbent Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. CMSAF Sam Parish serves as the Committee Chairman.


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AFSA International Auxiliary Education Grant Program (AEG)

AFSA conducts a program to financially help AFSA Auxiliary members with a valid need of assistance to enhance their income potential through formal education and/or training. The AEG program is designed for AFSA Auxiliary members to obtain effective education and/or training to acquire improved marketable skills.

This application uses a separate form available here: AFSA International Auxiliary Education Grant Program Application Form [PDF 262KB].

Apply Now

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have been an AFSA Auxiliary member for at least one year at the time application is submitted and must continue as a member for two additional years after award is presented.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate a financial need for assistance.
  • Applicant must be accepted to an accredited institution.
  • At the conclusion of the course, class or program, the applicant must receive a certificate, diploma, or degree.
  • The applicant must show that s/he is acquiring or enhancing marketable skills that will increase his or her economic security.
  • At the end of the course, the applicant must enter or rejoin the workforce.

Application Deadline

DEADLINE: Completed application packages with all required documents must be submitted no later than March 31. After March 31, applications are ineligible for consideration.

Completed application packages with all required documents can be submitted here online, or by mail to: HQAMF at 5211 Auth Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746. 

If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact the AMF Assistant Secretary here online, or by phone 800-638-0594, ext. 288

Award

Grants are awarded based upon available funds but will not exceed $2,000 per person. Grant funds will be mailed to the applicant's school/educational institution with instructions for use. The monies may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies, childcare, meals, and transportation in commuting to and from school. The funds are not transferable from one school to another at any time during the semester or term.

 

Success

Since 1990, the AFSA Auxiliary has awarded more than 178 grants and scholarships totaling over $173,700.

 


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