External Scholarship Recipient
Name: Ronnica P.
Anticipated Graduation Date: November 2010
Scholarship: Air Force Society General H. Arnold Education Grant Program
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Ronnica discovered her scholarship at the education center on the Tyndall Air Force Base. To receive the Air Force Society General H. Arnold Education Grant Program, she had to fill out the application and complete an essay. She admits this took some time – but it was worth it! The scholarship awards $2,000 grants to sons and daughters of Air Force members (active duty, retired, and deceased while in active duty/retired), spouses of active duty or surviving spouses of Air Force members who died on active duty or retired status. The scholarship has limited the amount of Federal financial aid Ronnica needs to complete her degree. Ronnica is in the last class of her Bachelor of Science in Management program and plans to return to school for a master’s degree. Her goal is to enter a career in management and own her own business.
2011-2012 Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program
The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is a project of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS). The AFAS has been committed to helping Air Force members and their families realize their academic goals for nearly 70 years. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides $2,000 grants to selected sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses (stateside) of active duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their undergraduate studies. There are additional eligibility criterions that must be met and these criterions can be reviewed on the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program website. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grants are non-renewable however, students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements. This grant program is competitive in their need-based selection criterion, which weighs family income, and education cost factors. The application deadlines are March 11, 2011 for the preliminary application and April 15, 2011 for the FFDF and GPA forms. Visit the program’s website to apply.