For Immediate Release
May 30, 2011
AFA, MLB Pitcher Unveil New Scholarship to Honor a Legacy of Service
ARLINGTON, Va. Ė The Air Force Association is proud to announce the Michael Wilson Scholarship, a new fund that awards scholarships to Air Force ROTC cadets throughout the country.
This remarkable scholarship was established through Brian Wilson, pitcher for Major League Baseballís San Francisco Giants, reflecting the honor, commitment to service, and legacy of Brianís father, Michael Wilson. The gift is the largest scholarship given by an individual to be administered by the Air Force Association in its 65 year history.
Two scholarships will be awarded each year for the next five years (2011 to 2015) and is open to any Air Force ROTC cadet in the United States of America.
"The men and women who voluntarily sign-up to protect and defend our country is this nationís greatest asset,Ē said Mike Dunn, President and CEO of AFA. ďAFA strives to encourage and assist the academic endeavors and goals of our future Airmen. We thank Brian Wilson on making this significant gift from his newly created foundation and are pleased that he is part of our Air Force family."
AFA encourages the pursuit of education by offering numerous scholarships and grants to Air Force active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members and their dependents; and awards various educator grants to promote science and math education at the elementary and secondary school level.
More information on the Michael Wilson Scholarship can be found at
www.afa.org/MichaelWilson. Information on AFAís other scholarships and grant opportunities can be found on our
Awards, Scholarships and Grants site.
The 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 has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit AFA www.AFA.org.
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