AFAS Merit Scholarship
The Society awards a minimum of ten $5,000 merit-based scholarships to incoming freshman who have completed both parts of the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant application, and therefore, have already been reviewed for eligibility and had their Grade Point Average (GPA) verified. These scholarship candidates, regardless of whether or not they receive the need-based Arnold Grant, will be directly contacted by AFAS HQ in May.
Selection is based on cumulative GPA, transcripts, and an essay on a specified topic. Winners will be announced in July, with funds disbursed directly to the universities/colleges in early August. Use of funds is limited to tuition, fees, books, and curriculum-required materials. All funds must be processed through the school’s accounting system.
Again, only incoming freshman who complete both parts of the Arnold Grant application, and still meet basic eligibility requirements as outlined for the grant, to include attending a college/university approved for participation in federal student aid programs, will be considered for the Merit Scholarship.