Awards, Scholarships & Grants

Volunteer Speaker List /Recommendations~

Your local chapter now holds general membership meetings every other month. It is the intent of the Executive Board to have a guest speaker at each of these meetings. As VP for Aerospace Education I have been asked gather names of possible speakers for these meetings. Recent speakers have covers such diverse topics as SEAL training, satellite orbits and cyber security. Presentations pertaining to activities during WW II, Korea and Viet Nam have also been heard.

Every member of the chapter knows someone who could provide an insight to history or current operations. We could use guest speakers to provide some historical background/perspective about World War II, The Korean Conflict, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and aircraft and weapon development.  There are probably a number of sub topics for these areas such as history of the Air Force (various years), airlift operations, tactical operations, or other areas of expertise or experience that you as AFA members or acquaintances have.

AFA members or their friends who would like to participate in this program should send their name, phone or email address and topic(s) to the chapter VP for Aerospace Education at [email protected]

Michael Wilson Scholarship

This scholarship program was created by the Air Force Association, in partnership with Brian Wilson, to fund the Michael Wilson Scholarship. Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $15,000 each will be awarded to highly qualified AFROTC cadets, entering into their junior or senior year in fall 2012.

Eligibility Information on the scholarship can be found on the AFA web site at 

For information and application, contact Staff Sergeant Darryl Andrews at 334-953-2607 or via e-mail to [email protected]

Other award and scholarship information and a link to application forms ar on the AFA site

CCAF GRADUATE AWARD: Pitsenbarger Awards 

Pitsenbarger Awards provide a one-time grant of $400 to selected top active duty, Guard and Reserve USAF enlisted personnel graduating from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The grants coincide with the CCAF graduation ceremonies held each spring and fall.

DEPENDENTS AWARD: Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a bequest from the estate of Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti and was established for minor dependents of Air Force active duty, Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The recipients will be selected based upon high academic standards, good character and financial need.

MASTER’S SCHOLARSHIP: Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship

The Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance and recognition to an active duty Air Force full time guard or reserve (officer or enlisted) person who is pursuing a Master’s degree in a non-technical field.

Spouse Scholarships

The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate/bachelor undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate degrees.
Full Scholarship to Grantham University

Through AFA’s affiliation with Grantham University, AFA is pleased to provide an online degree scholarship to an Active Duty Dependent, an AFA Member, or a dependent of an AFA Member.