the 2019-2020 Scholarship Season is open! 

Please read the following scholarship information thouroughly and find the link to STEP I of the application below.


The Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring over 50 scholarships to further the post secondary education of Navy dependents from the aviation community. Most scholarships are $4,200 and some are renewable. Scholarships can only be used 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.


2019-2020 Scholarship Season

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


Awards will be made on the basis of scholastic proficiency, extracurricular activities, community contributions, life experience and character of the applicant. 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, your application may be considered for our Administered Scholarships, which include the following:  

  • Maritime Patrol Assoc.
  • USS Nimitz                              
  • USS Carl Vinson 
  • USS Gerald R. Ford 
  • A-7 Corsair Assoc.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association
  • USS Harry S. Truman
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt
  • USS Abraham Lincoln
  • USS George H. W. Bush

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. Those who are children (no grandchildren) of a sponsor must be graduates or graduating seniors of an accredited high school or an equivalent home school or institution and must plan to attend an accredited academic institution in the 2020-2021 school year. College students must be enrolled in a regionally accredited Trade/Technical School, College or University as a full time student taking a minimum of 12 credits 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 up to four (4) awards.


Those 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.

Should the scholarship recipient fail to maintain the required criteria (ex: dropping out) the scholarship award must be returned or reimbursed to the Foundation. Spouses may recieve an unlimited number of awards while pursuing an A.A., A.S., B.A. or B.S. degree.


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 completed the pre-qualification?  Click here to watch a brief instructional video

Step II: The Application

Once an applicant is approved, they are provided an applicant ID and can 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 (except transcripts) by the deadline date of March 1st. 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

Wings Over America YouTube link
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