General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

PROSPECTIVE AIR FORCE DEPENDENT STUDENTS: NEW GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY JANUARY 2018. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program is the centerpiece of AFAS education support. The application process for the Arnold Education Grant serves as the platform for other key education support opportunities at the Society.

The Arnold Education Grant is competitive in its needs-based selection criteria and is uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education costs.

Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to eligible Air Force dependents each year. The specific amount awarded correlates to a student’s particular level of financial need.

A unique feature to this program – each grant awarded carries the name of an individual or organization exemplifying service to the USAF, and that biographical information is sent to each grant recipient. See a full listing of named Arnold Education Grants.

Eligibility

AFAS education support is available to dependent sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 Guard performing full-time active duty, retired, retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members, as well as spouses of active duty and Title 10 Reservists, and widows/widowers.

Application Procedures

Before you get started, review the key steps for completing the Arnold Education Grant application here.

Grant Application

New grant application for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available in early January 2018. Please check back at that time for further details.

In the meantime, you may wish to start preparing the following documents required to complete your application:

  1. Front and back copies of student’s military ID
  2. Copy of Sponsoring Air Force Member’s orders/qualifying documents (refer to Eligibility information for details)
  3. Student’s most recent cumulative transcript (unofficial) with grades through December 2017 and on the GPA 4.0 scale
  4. Complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Grant Instructions

Detailed instructions explaining how to register for an AFAS Education Grant account and how to complete the online application can be found here.

Application Timeline

Keep these key dates in mind while working on your Arnold Education Grant application. View the 2017-2018 timeline here.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most commonly asked questions about the Arnold Education Grant application process are addressed here.

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