ACTION MEMORANDUM FOR ALL AAS/SW AREA COMMANDERS AND REGION PRESIDENTS: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION TO ALL MEMBERS

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

SUBJECT: ARNOLD AIR SOCIETY AND SILVER WINGS FLYING SCHOLARSHIPS 2018-19

1. The AAS/SW Executive Management Center is accepting immediate nominations for a cash award flight scholarship program to be available to all students in Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society beginning in late December 2018.

2. Twenty-five scholarships are available with the following values:

EVERY active member (dues paid) of Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society, including those who have recently become Associates or Initiates are eligible.  Students with or without flight experience are eligible.
 

3. SELECTION PROCESS

Candidates will be screened by the Executive Directors (EDs) and competitively selected by the EDs and two retired General Offices and military pilots.
The following will be used to evaluate individuals:

MANDATORY: Availability to use the cash award for flight training between December 2018 and June 2019

MANDATORY: Member in good standing in Silver Wings or Arnold Air Society with dues fully paid at the time of application

MANDATORY: Completion of an essay not to exceed 300 words explaining the reason flight training is desired.

MANDATORY: Students selected for Texas Airpower Foundation, Lockheed Martin, USAA, Boeing, or McKinley sponsored scholarships must be willing to draft a brief e-mail of thanks for the EMC to provide to the sponsor

MANDATORY: Students selected for Airpower Foundation of Texas scholarships also agree to provide a photo or photos of the flight training (required by the sponsor) 

MANDATORY: Unofficial transcripts that reflect a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA (or equivalent) or higher in any field of study

Candidates will self nominate by sending the following information to mgmt.center@arnold-air.org NOT LATER THAN midnight 1 November 2018, Pacific Time Late submissions will not be accepted under any circumstances. NOTE: EACH APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED IN THE FORM OF AN E-MAIL WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE ORDER BELOW. ONLY ONE ATTACHMENT IS PERMITTED: AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT.

4. PROGRAM EXECUTION
 

SW/AAS students selected will be informed by their Detachment Commander in December. The EDs will coordinate directly with the desired fixed base operation (FBO) flight training center. The payment for training will be made directly to the flight center by the EMC on behalf of the student. Once payment is made, the student will simply contact the FBO to make arrangements for flight training consistent with their experience.

5. We encourage all interested and qualified students to apply. Only students in good standing with AAS/SW are eligible. Direct questions to Brigadier General Woodward at mgmt.center@arnold-air.org.

//SIGNED//DPW//22 SEP 2018/