AFA Opens Applications for 2022 Scholarships

ARLINGTON, Va., January 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Air Force Association is now accepting applications for 2022 scholarships, making available more than $100,000 in scholarships and flight training to Air Force and Space Force members, spouses and children. Applications should be submitted to on or before April 30, 2022. The results will be announced this summer.

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AFA scholarships are supported by donors who seek to help students achieve their dreams through higher education. The AFA offers 11 scholarship programs:

Collar Aaron Burgstein Memorial Scholarship
provides $1,000 annually to a minor dependent of active, guard, reserve, veteran, or retired military personnel of any branch of service pursuing studies at an accredited college or university.

Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship
provides $2,000 to three members of the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force, either on active duty or full-time in the Guard or Reserve, pursuing a master’s degree in a non-technical field.

Mike and Gail Donley Scholarships for Spouses
provides $2,500 annually to up to 14 U.S. Air Force or Space Force spouses worldwide to pursue higher education.

Lt Col Romeo and Bass Ferretti Scholarship
provides $5,000 to a minor dependent of enlisted members of the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force, active, reserve, or guard, who is pursuing undergraduate studies in STEM.

Col Loren J. and Mrs. Lawona R. Spencer Scholarship
Provides three $5,000 scholarships for the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force (active, full-time, guard or reserve, or civilian) to pursue graduate studies in management and administration in preparation for leadership positions in high level.

John C. and Blanche Lee Lindsay Memorial Scholarship
Provides a $2,500 scholarship to a child of members of the United States Air and Space Forces who is pursuing a college education.

dr. Sydell Perlmutter Gold Memorial Scholarship
Provides renewable energy $5,000 annual scholarship (for a possible total allocation of $20,000) to a daughter of serving, guard, or reserve members of the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field.

Delta Dental Grants
Provides five $2,000 scholarships and grants to military spouses, military dependents, and transitioning military members for the advancement of oral health and wellness.

Trident University Full Scholarship
Provides five full scholarships to current AFA members pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Trident University. Current and prospective students are eligible.

Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Scholarship
provides $1,000 current and former members of the Air and Space Forces, Air National Guard, and Reserve, and their spouses or children to pursue college education or flight training.

Pentagon Federal Credit Union Pilot Training Scholarships
provides three AFAs members pursuing a private pilot license until $10,000 for aircraft rental and applicable instructor fees at a training center of the beneficiary’s choice.

Destin Flight Works Pilot Training Scholarship
Financed by Vertol, this program offers an AFA member per year up to $10,000 towards pilot training courses, instructor fees and aircraft rentals, leading to a private pilot license at Destin Flight Works school in Destin, Florida.

Learn more about AFA awards at

About AFA
An independent non-profit association, AFA is the largest professional military association dedicated to air and space power and the advancement of aerospace education at all levels. Founded in 1946, the AFA is dedicated to promoting the dominant American air and space forces as the foundation of strong national defense; honoring and supporting Airmen, Guardians and their families; and to remember and respect the enduring legacy of air and space forces.



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