FAQs ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

WHO

  • 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 Naval Aviation Commands for a total of 8 years.

WHAT

  • 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 $4600 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.

WHEN

  • 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.

WHERE

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

HOW

  • Click on the application tab for more information and deadlines

READY

  • Start your application by first reading all requirements and then begin with Step I - the pre-qualification. The pre-qualification portion of the application is now closed. Please check back with us October 1, 2021 for the NEXT scholarship season.

OTHER FAQs

Are Marine and Coast Guard aviators eligible?

  • No, only dependents of U.S. Navy personnel may apply

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

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, DD-214, 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 6 equally weighted categories: scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, work/internships, community service, 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.  If you receive partial funding through state grants or other scholarships that reduce your unmet tuition need to less than the WOASF scholarship award, the original award will be reduced as to not exceed unmet need for tuition. 
  • If you receive a service academy appointment or a full scholarship through school or ROTC, you may not receive the WOASF scholarship.
  • 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
info@wingsoveramerica.us

Andrea Meinicke Diamond
Executive Director
a.diamond@wingsoveramerica.us
757-228-3314

Melissa Garrison
Scholarship Administrator
scholarship@wingsoveramerica.us
757-228-3532

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