Air Force Aid Society Merit Scholarship

Air National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

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A $5,000 scholarship available to dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired Airmen and Guardians who demonstrate outstanding academic potential based on GPA. Students who have already been vetted through the Arnold Education Grant application process will be evaluated based on cumulative GPA, high school transcripts and video essays on a specified topic.

Students chosen to receive a Merit Scholarship are announced in July each year. Funds will be disbursed directly to their college or university in August each year, and are limited to use for tuition, fees, books, and curriculum-required materials.

A minimum of 10 scholarships are awarded annually.


Air Force Aid Society education support and tuition assistance are not available for dependents of Air National Guard Service members on drill status.

Additional Information
Document Review Date: 19 January 2024