Air Force Association Fellowship Program


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Air Force Association members and chapters can designate a special fellowship in honor of individuals who make significant contributions to the advancement or understanding of airpower through donations to support our programs. Click on any one of the fellowships for more details.

H.H. Arnold Fellowship - $5,000 contribution
General Bernard A. Schriever Fellowship - $2,500 contribution
Chief Paul W. Airey Leadership Fellowship - $2,500 contribution
Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellowship - $1,000 contribution
Ira Eaker Historical Fellowship - $1,000 contribution
Fellow of the Association - $500 contribution
Associate Fellow of the Association - $250 contribution
Presentation Fellowship - $50 minimum contribution (may be any amount over $50)

H.H. Arnold Fellowship - $5,000 contribution
The H.H. Arnold Fellowship was established in 2003 to honor General H. (Hap) Arnold and his leadership in the formation of both the Air Force and the Air Force Association. In the summer of 1945, Arnold was focused on the three million AAF veterans who would be returning to civilian life and began laying the groundwork for an organization that would not only keep the gang together, but also work effectively on behalf of airpower. Being named an Arnold Fellow honors those with the same spirit of support for those who serve. The honoree receives a shadow box with a minted coin honoring General Arnold and a personalized engraving.

General Bernard A. Schriever Fellowship - $2,500 contribution
The General Bernard A. Schriever Fellowship was established in 2000 to honor General Schriever and other leaders who, like General Schriever, have created an Air Force Space Program that is second to none in the world. General Schriever--regarded by most historians as the father of the Air Force's missile and space program--gave his all to the space race and, through his personal example and leadership, inspired generations of military leaders, as well as their civilian counterparts. The honoree receives a lucite pyramid containing a minted coin honoring General Schriever.

Chief Paul W. Airey Leadership Fellowship - $2,500 contribution
The Chief Paul W. Airey Leadership Fellowship was established in 2011 to recognize others who possess the same qualities of leadership, dedication, resilience, and innovation that were so prevalent in Chief Airey’s personality. Chief Airey worked his way up through the ranks, earning the very first title of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and gaining the respect of all who served with him and followed in his footsteps. Exceedingly resourceful, humble, resilient, and ambitious, Airey was a man who believed in the Air Force cause, as will those who receive this fellowship. The honoree received an engraved plaque set with a minted coin honoring Chief Airey.

Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellowship - $1,000 contribution 
The Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellow honors the late General Jimmy Doolittle who actively promoted public understanding and support for aerospace power. The honoree receives an engraved cherry plaque which holds a specially minted coin honoring General Doolittle. As one of the most popular and oldest of the AFA fellowships, being named a Doolittle Fellow honors the many men and women who have supported the Air Force and the Air Force Association from their inception.

Ira Eaker Historical Fellowship - $1,000 contribution 
The Ira Eaker Historical Fellow honors General Ira Eaker and his leadership in inspiring widespread appreciation of the significance of our vital aerospace history, and its role in our national security and the contributions our aerospace achievements have made to the betterment of mankind. Being named an Eaker Fellow honors those who have the same spirit of promoting aerospace power. The honoree receives a spinner containing a minted coin honoring General Eaker.

Fellows and Associate Fellows of the Association
Established in 1995 to recognize outstanding contributions to aerospace education.

Fellow of the Association - $500 contribution
The award consists of a special certificate.

Associate Fellow of the Association - $250 contribution
The award consists of a special certificate.

Presentation Fellowship - $50 minimum contribution (may be any amount over $50)
At their September 14, 2002 meeting, the AFA Board of Trustees voted to create a new Fellowship program called “The Presentation Fellowship” This program allows a sponsor to honor an individual; or to provide for a memorial of an individual; or to commemorate an event or activity. Once the Fellowship has been established in the name of an individual or an event, it will be permanently available for others to give. This program does not replace or have any impact on current programs for Memorial Contributions of “in lieu of flowers” contributions.

Sponsors must:

Designate Name of Fellowship
Designate the Purpose (i.e, In Honor of, in Memory of, in Commemoration of, On the Occasion of );
Designate the Recipient (i.e., name of person, group, organization);
State the reason for the Fellowship (i.e, for outstanding leadership).
The minimum contribution to AFA to establish a Fellowship will be $50. The presentation piece will be a certificate on a walnut plaque displaying the name of the honoree, the name of the recipient, the reason it is being presented and the name of the sponsor.


To find out more about the Fellows program call 1-800-727-3337 or send us an e-mail at development@afa.org. Always remember that giving to AFA is tax-deductible.