General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

Application Available Now!

Applications for Academic Year 2016-2017 are currently being accepted for processing and may be submitted through the receipt deadline of 18 March 2016. The Society plans to award up to $6 million in grants for AY 2016-2017 ranging from $500 to $4,000 based on each student’s particular level of need, with the highest amounts of assistance going to the students who show the greatest need.  For full details on eligibility, procedures and access to the application, click on the adjacent Education Grant Application link.
If you know a student or group of students who are dependents of Air Force members, please pass along our website link.  We don’t want any student to miss out on a chance for college cash through a program with an average selection rate of better than 70% of eligible applicants, and 100% selection of eligible applicants with validated financial need!

Remember, the grant application is the gateway to all three of the Society’s education assistance programs: the Arnold Grant, the Merit Scholarship, and the Supplemental Education Loan!


AFAS Shared Stories

 The Hoffman Quints


My wife (Roxanna) and I found out that we were having Quintuplets and soon would have to move from NJ to AZ in order for them to have the best chances medically. Roxanna had to spend over 75 days in the hospital while I moved out here. Once I finally arrived, she gave birth to 5 seemingly healthy babies but this was only the beginning of our journey. Since then we have found out the large demand of five tiny little babies which turned into not so tiny dollars needed. They are growing faster than ever expected which means we needed expensive items like cribs, car seats, and diapers since they grew out of everything else which is where the Air Force Aid Society came into play. They generously granted money to us to pay for all these items. It was truly amazing and I could not be more thankful for what they did. We were doing everything in our power to get through the times and the AF Aid Society took a bit of the weight off our shoulders so we could focus on the babies instead of making ends meet. Now we are doing better than ever watching them grow and finally getting settled in our house. The new cribs look great and the financial support gave us much needed breathing room. Thanks again Air Force Aid Society!  See more photos on our Facebook page:

Read more Shared Stories>>


AFAS News & Announcements

AFAS News and Announcements
Air Force Assistance Fund Drive starts Feb 1st!
Friday, February 05, 2016 12:07:00 PM

Attention Education Grant Applicants
Thursday, November 12, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Education Grant Application now open!
Monday, November 02, 2015 10:05:00 AM

This feed has 3 articles on 1 page

 Read more >


Bimonthly Newsletter Signup

Stay up-to-date on AFAS news by signing up for the e-Connections Newsletter, which is published every other month.

Sign Up Today!

Watch our New Video!

Copyright 2012 Air Force Aid Society