Air Force Aid Society Inc
To support airmen and enhance the air force mission by relieving emergency financial distress, helping airmen and their families achieve their educational goals, and improving their quality of life through proactive community programs. In 2014, the society provided over $16. 9 million in direct support to airmen.
Programs: Education assistance – the General Henry Happ” Arnold education grant program provides needs-based educational grants to children and spouses of active duty, retired, and deceased airmen, helping them to realize their education goals. In 2014, the society awarded over $6. 0 million in grants to 2,714 students to help pay for college. In addition, the society awards merit-based scholarships for the highest-achieving incoming freshmen. Selection is based on a student’s cumulative gpa, sat/act scores, transcripts, activities, and a written essay on a specific topic chosen by the society. In 2014, the society awarded 15 $5,000 scholarships, equating to an additional $75,000 in additional educational support to air force families.