• Dependent children and spouses of Navy personnel from the aviation community; Officer and Enlisted, active duty, retired, honorably discharged or deceased.
  • Applicants may be high school seniors or already enrolled in college or a trade/technical school program.
  • Service member sponsor must have served in Navy Aviation Commands for a total of 8 years.


  • Trade/Technical School and College Scholarships
  • First undergraduate degree only - NOT for graduate study
  • Most awards are for one year, but applicants can apply multiple years.
  • Scholarships currently average $5000 and cover Tuition Only.
  • WOASF annually awards 50 scholarships made up of both one time scholarships and renewable scholarships
  • WOASF also administers other aviation scholarships, so one application may enable you to apply for several scholarships. Most Administered Scholarships may be applied to tuition, fees, room and/or board as the sponsoring organization designates.


  • Pre-qualification application is available beginning October 1st.
  • The Pre-qualification application and supporting documentation must be submitted by February 1st.
  • Application and all supporting materials must be submitted by March 1st.


  • Anywhere! Dependents from around the world are eligible to apply.


  • Click on the application tab for more information and deadlines


  • Start your application by first reading all requirements and then begin with Step I: The Pre-qualification is now closed. Please check back October 1, 2024 for the next scholarship season.


Can the service member apply?

  • No, this is only for dependents

Do I receive the scholarship award?

  • Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the school, college or university in two payments.
  • The first payment will be in July for the Fall semester and the second in December for the Spring semester. Payments may not be combined and may not be used for Summer classes.

How often can I win?

  • Dependent children can win a WOASF award 4 times (need not be consecutive years).
  • Dependent spouses have no limitation on the number of WOASF awards they can win.

What do I need from my sponsor to apply?

  • You will need documentation stating that your sponsor served in the US Navy in Aviation Commands for a minimum of 8 years. You may use  an ODC, Electronic Training Jacket or Fit-reps. Please see our application tab for more detailed information.

What criteria do you use to select winners?

  • We have 5 categories: scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities/community service, work/internships, recommendations and essay. 

Can I receive a scholarship if I already get financial aid?

  • WOASF scholarships can be used only for tuition charged by the college.  The recipient must accept and use the full award amount for both fall and spring semesters.
  • If an applicant's tuition is fully covered by other scholarships from their institution, ROTC, or Post 9/11 Bill/Yellow Ribbon benefits,
    they are ineligible to receive a scholarship.
  • Students attending service academies are also ineligible. 
  • WOASF awards may not be used to cover other unmet needs such as, but not limited to, room, board, transportation, books, health fees, etc.

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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