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Who are the 2014 AAAA Scholarship National Awardees?

2014 AAAA Scholarship Winners

2014 AAAA Scholarship Foundation provides $427,000 to 263 National Awardees.

...and the Winners are...

Application Procedure

Application Eligibility

In order to apply for an AAAA Scholarship you must meet one of the following criteria:

  •  You must be a current member of the Army Aviation Association of America, or
  •  the spouse of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
  •  the unmarried son or daughter of a member or deceased member, or
  •  the unmarried brother or sister of a member or deceased member, or
  •  the unmarried grandchild of a member or deceased member.

In all the above instances, the member's effective date must be on or before May 1 of the previous year in which the applicant is seeking aid, unless the member is deceased. This requirement is waived for uniformed members of the Active Army, ARNG and USAR. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university or selected for fall entry as an undergraduate or graduate. No recipient can hold concurrent AAAA Scholarships.

Scholarship Application Procedure

The deadline for receiving 2014 scholarship applications has passed.  We are no longer accepting new applications.

All 2014 Scholarship winners have been notified.

Check back in January for instructions on applying for a 2015 Scholarship.

Read more: Application Procedure

What Is The Families Of The Fallen Scholarship?

The Army Aviation Association of America Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce a new scholarship – "Families of the Fallen."  Established for surviving spouses and children of those killed in action and training accidents while serving in the Army Aviation community, the first scholarship will be awarded for the 2014 Fall Semester. Click here for procedures and an application.

What is the Scholarship Program?

Scholarship Program General Information

The AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation established to render financial assistance for the college-level education of members of the Army Aviation Association of America, Inc. (AAAA). The spouses, unmarried siblings, unmarried children and unmarried grandchildren of current and deceased AAAA members are also eligible. 100% of every dollar donated to the Scholarship Foundation goes to a scholarship or endowed principal based on the AAAA paying all overhead expenses for the Scholarship Foundation.

Read more: What is the Scholarship Program?

What is the purpose of the Scholarship Foundation?

Purpose of the Scholarship Foundation

The Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1963 to recognize and provide scholarship grants to the children of its members and deceased members who sought college-entry financial aid.

Read more: What is the purpose of the Scholarship Foundation?

Who Qualifies for a Scholarship?

Qualify for a Scholarship

The applicant must be a member of the AAAA, or:

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Does my company have an AAAA SFI Corporate Scholarship?

Participating Corporate Scholarships

The following companies currently have corporate matching scholarships:

Read more: Does my company have an AAAA SFI Corporate Scholarship?

How are the scholarships funded?

Funding the Scholarships

The AAAA Scholarship Foundation benefits from specific chapter activities, meetings, and forums that are held at the local level to generate funds for the Foundation. Many AAAA members, friends of Army Aviation, relatives of deceased members, AAAA National and Chapter activities and private businesses make financial contributions to the Foundation.

Read more: How are the scholarships funded?

Who makes up the Foundation?

Foundation Structure

There are no paid full or part-time Foundation staff members. The individual members of the Board of Governors of the AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., and the AAAA SFI Committee serve as unpaid volunteers and include active and retired leaders in Army Aviation. Program reviews are conducted at semi-annual meetings by the Board of Governors.

What are the procedures for grant and loan selection?

AAAA Scholarship Grant & Loan Selection Procedures

The AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a separate corporate entity working in cooperation with the Army Aviation Association of America, Inc. (AAAA) to provide scholarship grants and loans for college level education to members of the AAAA and the spouses, unmarried siblings, unmarried children and unmarried grandchildren of current and deceased AAAA members.

Read more: What are the procedures for grant and loan selection?

What are the management policies and procedures?

MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

A. INTRODUCTION: In 1963 the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) created a scholarship program to secure contributions with which to fund college entrance level scholarships for children of AAAA members and deceased members. To administer the program and encourage members and others to make tax-free donations to it, AAAA created the AAAA Scholarship Foundation Inc. (Foundation) CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION, a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation under Section 501(C)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Service Code, IRS DETERMINATION LETTER, with a volunteer Board of Governors, supported by the AAAA National Office Staff. Thus, the Foundation is, effectively, the manager of the AAAA Scholarship Program.

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How can I contribute?

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The program has undergone steady and substantial growth in the number of individual scholarship awards it has provided since 1963, as well as the total amount of funds it has made available in annual educational aid.

Below are ways you can contribute:

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What is the Individual Matching Fund Program?

Individual Matching Fund Program

The AAAA Individual Matching Fund Scholarship Program was established as a pilot program in 2007 with initial authorization for 3 such awards in that year's program. In Spring 2012, the SFI BOG voted to make the pilot program a new Standing Program along with the existing Heritage and Corporate Matching Fund Programs.

Read more: What is the Individual Matching Fund Program?

How can a Company make a donation?

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HOW CAN A COMPANY DONATE?

A Corporation may donate funds over a period of one to five years. Due to the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) required "spend rate" established by the AAAA Scholarship Foundation Board of 3.5%, the principal total must eventually be $30K or more before an actual award of $1,000 per year in perpetuity will be made.

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What is the Heritage Matching Fund Program?

HERITAGE MATCHING FUND PROGRAM

The Heritage Matching Fund scholarships are endowed by grants from sponsoring Unit and/or Veteran associations, subject to General Fund availability and matched dollar for dollar up to $10K within a 10-year period from the General Fund and shall be awarded in perpetuity in accord with the wishes of the donor association, consistent with Foundation policy, unless otherwise stipulated.

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What is the Chapter Matching Fund Program?

Chapter Matching Fund Program

PROGRAM DETAILS

Established in 1986, a chapter may donate funds annually to receive a matching donation. The scholarships are matched dollar for dollar up to $5K per year based on the chapter size, from the General Fund, subject to General Fund asset availability above a BOG established minimum General Fund floor, and shall be awarded in accord with the wishes of the donor chapter, consistent with Foundation policy, unless otherwise stipulated. Scholarships are awarded first to the top one-third freshmen, upperclassmen, and graduate students, then the middle third freshmen, upperclassmen, and graduate students and lastly the bottom third freshmen, upperclassmen and graduate students.

Read more: What is the Chapter Matching Fund Program?