the 2020-2021 Application Season is now CLOSED.

Please check back with us October 1, 2021 for the NEXT scholarship season. 


Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring over 50 scholarships to further the postsecondary education of Navy dependents from the aviation community. Most scholarships are $4,600 and some are renewable. Scholarships can be used only for tuition charged by the college. This is for undergraduate work only and Reserve Officer Candidate Programs (full scholarship students including service academies) or any other full scholarship recipients are not eligible.


Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its educational policies, programs, and operations.


  •  October 1st  Pre-Qualification Opens
  •  February 1st Deadline for Pre-Qualification Submission
  •  March 1st Deadline for Application Submission


Awards are based on six equally weighted categories: academic  achievement, extra-curricular activities, work/interships, community service, recommendations and essays. All personal information is redacted, so the selection committee hosts a “blind” reading. Applicants will be notified before May 1st as to the success of their application.


In addition to WOASF, applicants may be considered with the same application for our Administered Scholarships, which may include but not limited to the following:  

  • Maritime Patrol Assoc.
  • VAW/VRC                           
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association
  • USS Gerald R. Ford 
  • USS Carl Vinson
  • USS Nimitz
  • USS Harry S. Truman
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt
  • USS Abraham Lincoln
  • USS George H. W. Bush
  • USS Ronald Reagan

Please see our Administered Scholarship page for eligibility information for the scholarships listed above.




Children are defined as: natural born, adopted or stepchildren, unmarried, up to the age of 22 on March 1st of applying year. Children (not grandchildren) of a sponsor must be graduates or graduating seniors of an accredited high school or home school equivalent and must plan to attend an accredited academic institution in the 2021-2022 school year. College students must be enrolled in a accredited Trade/Technical School, College or University as a full time student taking a minimum of 12 credits per semester in order to graduate with an A.A., A.S, B.A. or B.S degree or industry certification.  Children of a sponsor can receive a one-year WOASF award four times during their post secondary academic career. Please check the Administered Scholarship Page for the number of awards that an applicant can receive. 


Applicants who are spouses of a sponsor must plan to be, or are currently enrolled in a regionally accredited Trade/Technical School, College or University as a full time or part time student, taking a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester (12 per year) in order to graduate with an A.A., A.S., B.A. or B.S. degree or industry certification. No scholarships are awarded for Graduate programs/study. Spouses may receive a one-year WOASF award and unlimited amount of times while pursuing their degree or industry certificate. Please check the Administered Scholarship Page for the number of awards that an applicant can receive.


Should any scholarship recipient fail to maintain the required criteria, the scholarship award must be returned or reimbursed to the foundation. 


Step I: The Pre-Qualification

This requires students to pre-­qualify for scholarship eligibility before submitting an application.  The purpose of this pre-qualification screening is to establish eligibility based on the applicant’s dependent status and the applicant’s sponsor’s service. This must be submitted electronically by the deadline date of February 1st; no paper submissions will be accepted.

Need help with completing the pre-qualification?  Click here to watch a brief instructional video

Step II: The Application

Once the pre-qualification is approved, the applicants are provided an applicant ID number and are then able to complete the application portion of the scholarship process. This will include academic information (transcripts), two recommendations (using our online form), two essays, and information on Activities/Community Service/Work Experience. The application and supporting documents are submitted electronically by the deadline date of March 1st. Official unopened transcripts may be mailed but must be postmarked by March 1st.

Wings Over America
Scholarship Foundation
770 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 155
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Andrea Meinicke Diamond
Executive Director

Melissa Garrison
Scholarship Administrator


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