Air Force Sergeants Association Scholarships

AFSA Scholarship Program
Scholarships are awarded in each program based on the applicant’s academic record, character, leadership skills, writing ability, versatility and potential for success. Financial need is not a consideration, but sponsors must be AFSA members. The awards include the following amounts:

  • $2,500: scholarships in honor of Frank C. Fini, Hardy B. Abbott, Claude Klobus, and James Staton.
  • $2,000: scholarships in honor of Frank W. Garner, Richard D. Rousher and Dr. Harry R. Page.
  • $1,500: Excellence in Military Leadership, AFSA Americanism Award, and academic excellence scholarships.

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Scholarship Program
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Scholarship Program recognizes its top recipient with the CMSAF Paul W. Airey Memorial Scholarship valued at $3,000 in honor of CMSAF Airey who served as the first Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force.

Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program
The Foundation Scholarship program recognizes its top recipient with the Clyde V. Prince Memorial Scholarship valued at $4.000. In addition the AMF Scholarship Program has provided scholarships to include:

  • a $2,000 Richard Howard Scholarship;
  • two $2,000 Memorial Scholarships in the names of Julene Howard and Sgt. James R. Seal;
  • a $2,500 Academic Excellence Scholarship;
  • a $2,000 Academic Excellence Scholarships,
  • two $1,500 Academic Excellence Scholarships,
  • five USAA Academic Excellence Scholarships and five GEICO Academic Excellence Scholarship.
    To date, the fund has awarded more than 632 scholarships valued at more than $771,000.

Family Focused Scholarship

  • CSEG is proud to support the AFSA Gives Back program through the Family Focused Scholarship. The Family Focused Scholarship is open to all AFSA members in the family member category.
  • The scholarship will cover up to $23,400 in one online degree program (associate, bachelor or master) at either Columbia Southern University or Waldorf University. The scholarship will be directly applied to the recipient’s tuition for up to 60 semester hours or 36 consecutive months in the selected online degree program, whichever comes first. This scholarship covers tuition only. Textbooks and fees are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. The goal of the Family Focused Scholarship is to provide AFSA family members an affordable method to achieve their academic goals and aspirations.
  • The scholarship application will open on January 1, 2020. All applications/scholarship essays must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 29, 2020. The selection process will end on June 29, 2020. Please visit for application materials and additional information. If you have questions or would like to learn more about the educational opportunities available through Columbia Southern Education Group, please call 888.520.5836.

AFSA International Auxiliary Education Grant Program
*This program uses a different application than the others.
Grants are awarded based upon available funds but will not exceed $2,000 per person. Grant funds will be mailed to the applicant’s school/educational institution with instructions for use. The monies may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies, child care, meals and transportation in commuting to and from school. The funds are not transferable from one school to another at any time during the semester or term.

Eligibility requirements for the AFSA International Auxiliary Education Grant (AEG) Program are as follows:

  • Applicants must have been an AFSA Auxiliary member for at least one year at the time application is submitted and must continue as a member for two additional years after award is presented.
  • Must be 19 years of age or older.
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate a financial need for assistance.
  • Applicant must be accepted to an accredited institution.
  • At the conclusion of the course, class or program, the applicant must receive a certificate, diploma or degree.
  • The applicant must show that s/he is acquiring or enhancing marketable skills that will increase his or her economic security.
  • At the end of the course, the applicant must enter or rejoin the workforce.