Air Force Association Announces Two New Scholarships
Arlington, VA, March 13, 2008 -- The Air Force Association and the First Command Educational Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing two new scholarships to assists members of the Air Force family and Air Force ROTC cadets. This MOU commits the Air Force Association and the First Command Educational Foundation to provide a total of $125,000 in scholarships over a five year period, ending in 2011.
The first scholarship, the AFA-FCEF Air Force Excellence Scholarship, provides five scholarships of the amount of $3000 to members of the Air Force family who are seeking a Bachelors or Masters Degree. It is anticipated that the first awards will be made in the summer of 2008.
The second scholarship, the AFA-FCEF ROTC Scholarship, provides two scholarships in the amount of $5000 to Air Force ROTC cadets who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the STEM subject areas. The awards will be determined on the basis of both academic merit and financial need. Air Force ROTC Headquarters will assist in the selection of the award recipients. It is anticipated that the first awards will be made in the summer of 2008. Recipients of the scholarship will be invited to attend the Air Force Associations’ Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, held in Washington, DC in September.
These scholarships are made possible with the generous financial support of the First Command Educational Foundation, promoting education as the foundation to a productive society through scholarships and financial literacy programs.
FCEF was established in 1983 to provide scholarships to military members and their dependents. In 2001, FCEF enhanced its mission to include financial literacy education. Over its 25-year history, FCEF has provided over 500 presentations for more than 40,000 participants and awarded more than $3.7 million in scholarships across the nation. FCEF depends on the generosity of donors to make a positive change in people’s lives.
The Air Force Association (AFA) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA disseminates information through AIR FORCE MAGAZINE, AIR FORCE MAGAZINE ONLINE, the EAKER INSTITUTE, public outreach and national conferences and symposia.
For more information contact Ms. Ann Sagle at 703-247-5800
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