Air Force Aid Society is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 academic year recipients of the AFAS Merit Scholarship. Congratulations to these 29 outstanding Air Force dependent students, who will each receive up to $5,000 towards their tuition and other college expenses! NAME UNIVERSITY Megan Pfeil University of Washington – Seattle John-Michael Kadrmas Texas A&M University Anna-Grace Brammer Oklahoma State University Emily Kelly Montana Tech of the University of Montana Julianna Budnick University of Washington Ivy McDermott Thomas Nelson Community College Gabrielle Joseph Northern Arizona University Sara McNeal Oklahoma Christian University Adelina Geraghty University of Dayton Fangyou Zou California Insitute of Technology Kira Ewoldt University of Nevada- Reno Caroline Schumaker University of Missouri- Columbia Hannah Nelson Virignia Tech Kennedy Davis Northern State University Allison Young Augustana University Hannah Vitt Texas A&M University Abigail Wiser East Carolina University Castalia Mayerhofer Brandeis University Julia Phillips University of Florida Alexa Ortiz University of Hawaii at Manoa Lily Olson Marquette University Grace Bernhart Colorado State University Emma Driggers Texas A&M University Amber Ide University of California Davis Allison Fick University of Notre Dame Willem Growden University of Colorado Boulder Ryan Kardoes Montana State University Racquel Hopkins University of Texas at Austin Faith Verbsky Florida State University
When the Van Den Bergs welcomed their baby, David “D3” Randall, Liz left her special education teaching job to be a stay-at-home mom to D3. However, after learning about the LEAN program sponsored by AFAS, Liz learned the skills needed to start her own consulting business.
With a love for her country and the liberties we are afforded because of the men and women who serve to protect us, Callie Smith joined the U.S. Air Force in 2015. When she separated from the Air Force, AFAS helped her realize her dream of becoming an EMT through their Spouse Employment Program.
After suffering two injuries, one while deployed in Afghanistan, doctors determined that he would need reconstructive surgery on both knees and told him he would probably never run again. MSgt Guinn had a difficult, painful, and long recovery process over the course of several years. His recovery and life changed when he learned of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) and the Warrior Games.
In an interview and podcast with Military Home Life, Hopper shares some programs and resources are available to airmen and their families.
Air Force Aid Society provided $6.5 million in emergency assistance grants to Airmen. Sanchez found relief from his squadron’s Facebook page where he saw the Air Force Aid Society was providing $1,500 for Airmen with dependents.