Scholarships

Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund

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The Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial assistance to dependents of our active members who will be attending a college or university. 
 

Applications will not be considered unless they are complete with the following:

1)  Applications must be postmarked by April 10

2)  3 written references attached

3)  Transcripts, grades, and SAT scores must be included


mgentes-2013-afa-scholarship-winner.jpgWho Qualifies

A dependent of an active AFA member in good standing who is seeking to further her/his education at an accredited college or university.

A recipient of this scholarship will receive the cost of tuition, room, board and reasonable book expense, up to a maximum of $5,000 for one year.  Any recipient may reapply for this scholarship each year until graduation up to a maximum of four years.

What Are the Guidelines and Application Requirements?

The Scholarship Fund has established some guidelines to be used by students when deciding whether or not to apply for this award.  Applicants should:

1.  Be ranked in the top 15% of their high school class;

2.  Have, or expect to have, excellent SAT or ACT scores;

3.  Be able to demonstrate financial need;

4.  Write a 300 word essay; and

5.  Provide all information required on the application form.

adam-abraham-2013-afa-scholarship-winner.jpgDue to the highly competitive nature of the program and the large number of applicants, students should carefully consider these criteria before submitting an application.

Who Distributes the Scholarship?

The Scholarship is managed and distributed through the Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund Committee.  AFA is the largest union in the United States representing flight attendants.

What Is the Purpose of the Scholarship?

To further the education of promising young men and women who are dependents of AFA members in good standing who otherwise would not have the opportunity for higher education.

When Is the Scholarship Given?

The money for tuition, room, board and reasonable book expense, up to a maximum of $5,000 per year is sent directly to the college or university upon verification of enrollment in a degree program.  The college or university must send invoices to AFA, which will then be paid by the Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund.  No funds shall be distributed directly to the recipient.

Where Do I Get An Application?

Applications can be picked up from the local AFA Union office or by writing and requesting an application from the address below. Or click here to download an application.

( Application is an Adobe PDF file. You will need the Acrobat Reader to view or print this form. Go here to download a free copy of Acrobat Reader if you do not have it.)

When Do I Apply?

Your application must be postmarked by April 10.  Applications must be returned to the following address:

Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund
P. O. Box 212
Warrenton, VA   20188

 

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