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Non-Profit to Award $6 Million in Grants and Scholarships to Airmen Dependents

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The dependents of serving and retired Airmen will receive different amounts in education grants and merit-based scholarships to fund their studies. Thanks to $6.2 million award set aside by Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) for General Henry Hap Arnold education grants and AFAS merit scholarships.

The education grants are awarded after taking into consideration the financial status of the student’s family.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, the aid society has decided to extend the grants and scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to 2,556 college and university students.

The students with a GPA of 4.0 were invited to apply for the merit-based scholarships which were evaluated on the basis of high school transcripts, GPA scores and written essays on sexual assault, bullying, and school shootings.

“Providing ongoing educational support to the families of Airmen is the generational impact that our founders General Henry Hap and Mrs. Bee Arnold envisioned when AFAS was established over 76 years ago,” AFAS Board President William A. Moorman said.

“We are excited to continue their legacy in recognizing the academic excellence of these students with these awards.”

The aid society since the inception of its education program has awarded 109,499 students with over $167 million in grants and $1 million to 229 students in merit scholarship.

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