Summer is ending and it is back to school time. In the Wings Over America office the same holds true. We are preparing to open the application website on October 1st. The deadline for pre-qualification isn’t until February 1st, but getting a head start is always a good idea. March 1st is the final day to have applications complete, and that is less than six months from now!
I would like to congratulate our scholarship recipients from 2015. It was wonderful to be able to meet so many of them at the Awards Presentation sponsored by the Navy League of Hampton Roads at the Virginia Beach Westin. There were over 50 winners whose academic and extracurricular resumes impressed all of us (visit our website to read about each scholar). There is no doubt that they will continue to excel in the future, and we hope to hear some of their stories.
We are very pleased to welcome back to Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation Mike Malone, VADM (ret). Mike was most recently the Chairman of the Board and has graciously accepted our offer to be on our panel of Distinguished Advisors. We look forward to working with him again and are certain that his efforts will help to sustain our growth in contributions as well as awards. Thank you, Mike!
In 2015, WOASF reached the $1,000,000 mark in scholarships paid out over the years. We are excited to announce that this year we will be increasing the amount of one year scholarships to $3000. We are so appreciative of our corporate sponsors as well as the individual donors. Your contributions help us to continue to support our aviation families as we “invest in the best”. That being said, for those of you in Hampton Roads, mark your calendars for the Basket Bonanza on November 13th as well as our College Concert on January 23rd. The Hullabahoos from the University of Virginia will be back once again, this time with the Virginia Tech Sensations. It will be a fun night of music by the two a cappella groups. We hope to see you at both events!
Thank you all for your continuing support of WOASF.