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), and the spouses, unmarried siblings, unmarried children and unmarried grandchildren of current and deceased AAAA members.
Recognizing that one of the nation's most precious resources is its children, in 1963, the Foundation established an ongoing program of providing scholarship grants to those sons and daughters of its members and deceased members who sought college-entry financial aid.
The program has since been expanded to also provide both scholarship grants and loans to members who seek further education, as well as the spouses, siblings, and children of members or deceased members.
Since the inception of the program in 1963, the Foundation has provided over $4,500,000 to 2,700 qualified applicants, $363,500 was given to 236 qualified applicants in 2012 alone.
The Foundation has pursued an award philosophy where national scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal achievement.
The Foundation has awarded individual scholarship grants each year, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 given out as one, two or four year scholarships. Interest-free loans of up to $4,000 ($1,000 a year) are also available.
The applicant must be a member of AAAA, or
- the spouse of an AAAA member or deceased member,
- the unmarried son or daughter of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
- the unmarried brother or sister of an AAAA member or deceased member,or
- the unmarried grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member.
In all instances, the member's effective date of AAAA membership must be on or before May 1 of the previous year in which the applicant is seeking aid unless the member is deceased.
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.