Air Force Aid Society Grants/Scholarships

Scholorship information

The Society awards a minimum of ten $5,000 merit-based scholarships to incoming freshman who have completed both phases of the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant application, and therefore, have already been reviewed for eligibility and had their Grade Point Average (GPA) verified. These scholarship candidates, regardless of whether or not they receive the need-based Arnold Grant, will be directly contacted by AFAS HQ in May.

Amount: $5000
Minimum GPA: Not applicable
Need-based: No
  • Arizona resident
  • Non-Arizona resident

Enrollment status:
  • Full-time
  • 3/4 time
  • 1/2 time
  • Less than 1/2 time

Academic level:
  • Incoming freshman
  • Incoming transfer (undergraduate)
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post Baccalaureate
  • Graduate
  • Law

  • Tempe
  • Downtown Phoenix
  • Polytechnic
  • West
  • Online

Additional criteria:

Selection is based on cumulative GPA, transcripts, and an essay on a specified topic. Winners will be announced in July, with funds disbursed directly to the universities/colleges in early August. Use of funds is limited to tuition, fees, books, and curriculum-required materials. All funds must be processed through the school’s accounting system.

Donor preferences:

Contact your local Airman & Family Readiness Center for application deadlines for each term.

Contact info
Air Force Aid Society
(800) 769-8951
Application info
Deadline: open/rolling
Application link: Application link