FAQs about the Scholarship


  • 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.
  • Service member sponsor must have served in Naval Aviation Commands for a total of 6-8 years*.


  • Trade/Technical School and College Scholarships
  • First undergraduate degree only - NOT for Master's Degrees
  • Most awards are for one year, but the applicant can apply multiple years.
  • Scholarships currently average $3000 and cover tuition and tuition related fees only - NOT room and board. 
  • Annually award 50 scholarships made up of one time scholarships and several renewable scholarships
  • WOASF also administers other aviation scholarships, so one application may enable you to apply for several scholarships.  Administered scholarships may be applied to tuition, fees, room and/or board as the sponsoring organization designates.


  • Pre-qualification application is available on our website beginning October 1st.
  • The Pre-qualification application and supporting documentation must be submitted by February 1st.
  • Full application and all supporting material must be submitted by March 1st 


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


  • Visit the application tab for more information and deadlines
  • Be prepared- you will be asked for official transcripts, letters of recommendations and essays


More FAQs

Are Marine and Coast Guard aviators eligible?

  • No, only dependents of 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 an award 4 times (need not be consecutive years)
  • Dependent spouses have no limitation on the number of 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 6-8 years*. You may use a 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 5 equally weighted categories: scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, work/internships/community service, recommendations and essay. Financial need may be considered if the FAFSA is submitted. We are looking for well rounded students.

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

  • If you receive a full scholarship or service academy appointment, you may not receive the scholarship.
  • However if you don’t have your full tuition and/or tuition related fees fully covered, you may still be eligible to receive the scholarship (or a portion there of).






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