Dear Dr. Piazza:

The AAAA Scholarship Foundation, a separate non-profit, tax exempt Corporation was created for the purpose of rendering financial assistance for college level education to members of the Army Aviation Association, Inc. (AAAA) and spouses, unmarried siblings, and unmarried children of current and deceased AAAA members.

The Board of Governors of the AAAA Scholarship Foundation acknowledges with gratitude your donation.

This evidence of your interest in and support of the Foundation is deeply appreciated.

Sincerely,

William B. Harris, Jr.
Executive Director


755 Main Street, Suite 4D, Monroe, CT 06468-2830 Telephone: (203) 268-2450 FAX: (203) 268-5870  - EMAIL: [email protected]

 

AAAA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM  


 

AAAA SCHOLARSHIP GRANT & LOAN PROGRAM

Please note - 1 year membership by May 1st of previous year is required for scholarship to be awarded in upcoming academic year.

GENERAL INFORMATION
PURPOSE
WHO QUALIFIES
FUNDING THE SCHOLARSHIPS
FOUNDATION STRUCTURE
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
HOW YOU CAN HELP
SCHOLARSHIP GRANT AND LOAN APPLICATION PROCEDURES
POSTER
AAAA SFI BOARD OF GOVERNORS

 

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 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, children and grandchildren of members or deceased members.

Since the inception of the program in 1963, the Foundation has provided over $2,255,975 to 1,306 qualified applicants.

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 $4,000 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 one (1) year requirement for all uniformed Active Duty, U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard members is automatically waived.

The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university or selected for Fall entry as an undergraduate or graduate. Applicants who will attend a Service Academy are ineligible for a grant or loan. No recipient can hold concurrent AAAA Scholarships.

 

The AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions by donors are deductible as provided in Section 170 of the Code. A donation acknowledgement is mailed to each donor. The AAAA Scholarship Foundation's Federal Tax ID number is 06-0799487.

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. The Foundation also accepts contributions made in memory of an individual. If the contributions made in the memory of an individual total $1,000 or more, a scholarship named in the memory of the individual will be awarded. Permanent (funded) scholarships in memory of an individual of at least $1,000 per annum may also be established when the Permanent Funds generate at least $1,000 annually.

The AAAA Scholarship Foundation is a part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), a workplace charitable fund drive conducted by the U.S. Government for all federal employees.

The AAAA Scholarship Foundation also benefits from the specific meetings and symposia held by the AAAA's worldwide Chapter activities. These include major contributions from an annual Joseph P. Cribbins Product Support Symposium sponsored by AAAA's Tennessee Valley Chapter and a biennial Avionics Symposium sponsored by AAAA's Monmouth Chapter. Several other AAAA Chapter activities donate between $1,000 to $5,000 annually, their donations being matched by the Foundation under the AAAA Chapter Matching Fund Program.

The AAAA Scholarship Foundation also sponsors a Corporate Matching Fund Program, whereby a corporation may establish a Corporate Perpetual Matching Fund to award scholarships by donating $10,000 over a period of one to five years and receiving a matching donation from the Foundation.

 

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., serve as unpaid volunteers and include active and retired leaders in Army Aviation. Program reviews are conducted at semi-annual meetings by the Governors.

The Honorary Board of Governors includes many prominent American leaders.

Hundreds of AAAA members - worldwide - donate their time and talents by serving voluntarily as fund-raisers and program participants.

A volunteer National Scholarship Selection Committee is responsible for reviewing all program applications and for selecting the annual scholarship grant and loan winners. Details of the evaluation procedure are available on request.

 

AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
755 Main Street, Suite 4D
Monroe, CT 06468-2830

Telephone: (203) 268-2450 FAX: (203) 268-5870
EMAIL:
[email protected]

Complete and return it to the AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., on or before May 1 of the year of college entry. The postmark will govern. Additional supporting data that the applicant will be requested to provide includes:

  • References - to be completed by two individuals who are aware of the applicant's abilities and potential.

 

  • School Recommendation - to be completed by an individual who has direct, personal knowledge of the applicant's overall performance as a secondary school or college student.

 

  • Teacher's Recommendation - to be completed by a teacher who has direct, personal knowledge of the applicant's classroom performance.

 

  • Academic Reporting Form - to be completed by the appropriate official in the applicant's school who has access to the applicant's academic history: for all applicants, grade point average; for entering freshmen, class rank and test scores. Mandatory for all applicants.

 

  • Essay - For Graduate Student Applicants only. The applicant must submit a 250-word essay about your life experiences, work history, and aspirations. Note - our receipt of this essay is mandatory.

 

  • Current transcript of Grades - the official grade transcript for the applicant's secondary school or college must be provided. Mandatory for all applicants. Graduate applicants must also provide their undergraduate grade transcript.

 

  • Photograph - a photograph is requested to be used for publicity purposes.

 

  • Proof of Admission to an Accredited College or University - proof that the applicant will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall as a student must be provided.

 

  • All eligible candidates will first be considered for scholarship grants and then, if requested by the applicant, considered for the loan program.

 

The program pursued by the AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., 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.

You can help:

  • as an individual, make a direct donation to the Foundation, make a donation through the Combined Federal Campaign, or make a contribution to the Foundation in memory of a deceased AAAA member or friend, or in memory of a deceased family member, or donate via your Last Will and Testament.

 

  • as an AAAA Chapter member, request your Chapter to participate in the Foundation's Chapter Matching Fund Program.

 

  • as a member of a corporation, encourage your firm to establish a Corporate Matching Fund for the award of scholarships. Eligible applicants affiliated with the corporation either individually or through their member relative will be given preference over other applicants.

 

 

Scholarship Donations...How You Can Help