Scholarships Help Students Soar

Through AFA scholarships, caring organizations and individuals help students pursue their dreams of higher education with generous scholarships, awards, and grants. These programs exemplify the lifelong bond of Airmen and the commitment of our supporting community.

All AFA Scholarships Open December 1.

AFA annual scholarships include:

The George and Vicki Muellner Foundation Scholarship

Created through a generous contribution by the George and Vicki Muellner Foundation, this program assists cadets who are members of either the Arnold Air Society or Silver Wings. Two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each are awarded annually. 

For questions regarding the selection process for the George and Vicki Muellner Scholarship contact mgmt.center@arnold-air.org

Colonel Aaron Burgstein Memorial Scholarship

This program was made possible by a bequest from Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Judith Burgstein, in memory of their devoted son and AFA lifetime member, Colonel Aaron Burgstein. Family, friends, and colleagues have contributed additional funds.

The Colonel Aaron Burgstein Memorial Scholarship was established to aid minor dependents of (officer or enlisted) Active Duty, veteran, or retired service members; reservists; or National Guard members of all branches pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university. Priority is given to dependents whose parent or guardian served for eight or more years, who have had a parent die while serving on Active Duty, or who have a parent classified as a wounded warrior through the Air Force Wounded Warrior program. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually.

Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship

The Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship provides $1,000 in financial assistance and recognition to an Active Duty, full-time Guard, or Reserve (officer or enlisted) Airman pursuing a master's degree in a non-technical field.

Mike & Gail Donley Spouse Scholarships

The AFA Mike & Gail Donley Spouse Scholarship program awards two $2,500 scholarships annually to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate/bachelor undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate degrees.

Lt. Col. Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a bequest from the estate of Lt. Col. Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti, and was established for minor dependents of Air Force Active Duty, Reserve, or Air National Guard enlisted Airmen pursuing an undergraduate STEM degree. A committee will award $5,000 to a student based upon several factors, including academics, character, and financial need.

Col. Loren J. and Mrs. Lawona R. Spencer Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through a generous endowment from the Spencer estate. It provides $5,000 for Air Force personnel (officer or enlisted, Air Force civilian, full time National Guard and full time Reserve) to pursue graduate level education in management and administration fields in preparation for senior level leadership roles.