By donating to Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation,
you provide life-changing opportunities for our children and spouses to become the
doctors, teachers, engineers, lawyers, actors, writers, and leaders of the future.

It only takes a minute to change a lifetime.

Military families don’t know where they’ll be when it’s time for college, so pre-paid tuition plans can be tough. Even with the best planning covering the cost of a college education is difficult. Student debt is the largest non-mortgage debt carried in this country.  Scholarships are the answer to many students trying to avoid crippling debt upon graduation. 

Most military families are considered “middle class,” neither having the $100,000 on hand to pay cash for tuition nor qualifying for loan free grants or need-based scholarships. For many Navy dependents, the WOASF scholarship allows them to attend a school outside their financial reach, and for some, it is the only way they can attend college. 

You can make a difference in the life of a scholar. 

Thank You

Thank You for your interest in supporting the Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation. Your gift joins others like it to fill the gaps, relieve stress, and provide students with a sense of security during this time of global uncertainty. 

There are several ways you can make a difference in the lives of these Navy dependents. You can either donate to the Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation online using GiveDirect or you can mail your donation to the Foundation.

  1. Download our Donation Form for mail-in donations.

  2. Click here to make an Online Donation.


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Memorials and Honorariums

Celebrate the life of a family member or friend by making a donation in their memory or honor.  Donations can be made by simply noting the name on your donation.  Once your gift is received, the Foundation will send a note to the honoree or family acknowledging your gift.

Make a memorial or honorarium gift online HERE.

Funding a Named Scholarship

WOASF offers named scholarships to donors who would like to support a scholar with a Full Annual Scholarship. 

Each $5000 donation to the scholarship fund in one fiscal year may be a 2022 scholarship named as the donor desires. 


Andrew Califano
4-Year Renewable Award Recipient

Renewable Four Year Awards

Renewable scholarships are the best way to make a signifcant difference in the life of a scholar while giving them financial security.

With renewable scholarships, scholars don't have to worry if the funding will be available to them for the coming years thus making it less stressful when planning for tuition. Often this funding allows a scholar the opportunity to go to an institution they might not be able to afford otherwise. 

"This scholarship has provided my family with a substantial amount of financial relief from the cost of college."

Each $20,000 donation will receive a four-year renewable scholarship. These Scholarships may be named for the donor in recognition of their support or recognized as an Honorary or Memorial scholarship named as the donor desires.

Please contact our office at your earliest convenience so we may further discuss your renewable scholarship.

Endowed Renewable Scholarships

Donors who wish to create a legacy celebrating or memorializing a loved one, may establish an Endowed Renewable Scholarship that, for a donation of $125,000, is structured to award a named scholarship for an anticipated minimum of 30 years. 

To establish the endowment, a donor will notify WOASF of their intent to fund an endowed scholarship. Once notified, the foundation will establish a standalone account to contain the funds, and it will be named as the donor desires.

Donations to an endowed scholarship can be made in any amount and the scholarship will be considered “fully funded” when the account value reaches $125,000.  Donors will have a maximum of five years to reach this goal.

WOASF will not fundraise for any specific endowed scholarship but will
advertise all endowed scholarship funds in the WOASF newsletter and on the WOASF website.

For more information on our Endowed Renewable Scholarship Program contact Andrea Diamond at or call 757-228-3314.

Current Endowed Renewable Scholarships

  • Ross and Deidre Myers Scholarship
  • Wendell and Doris Rodgers Scholarship
  • WOASF Founders Scholarship
  • LT Paul R. Fridley, USN Memorial Scholarship


Andrea Meinicke Diamond
Executive Director

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

Melissa Garrison
Scholarship Administrator


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