Air Force Aid Society is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 academic year recipients of the AFAS Merit Scholarship.

Congratulations to these 30 outstanding Air Force dependent students, who will each receive $5,000 towards their tuition and other college expenses!


Katherine Barrett – University of Central Florida

Marissa Becker – University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Ellin Belz – Texas A&M University

Malina Colburn – University of Kansas

Tysen Corwin – University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Faith Dalton – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Elizabeth Eccleton – Trevecca Nazarene University

Ashley Flores – University of Utah

Gabrielle Grau – Ouachita Baptist University

David Hickox – University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Jacob Kilian – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

MaKenna Lehmann – University of Florida

Lauren Lopez-Ota – University of Colorado, Denver

Jacqueline McTamney – Florida State University

Moira Muncy – University of East Anglia

Rachel Munoz – Viterbo University

Kyrie Murawski – Pennsylvania State University

Rachel Murphy – Texas A&M University

Chancellor Myers – Mercer University

Jacob Plummer – University of Delaware

Jenna Ringquist – University of Michigan

Stephen Robbins –  Texas A&M University

Lilah Robison – University of Texas – Austin

Alexander Ryan – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Abigail Shaffer – Cedarville University

Kelly Speltz – Yale University

Riley Timbrook – Bowling Green State University

Courtney Triplett – University of Florida

Lakia Williams – Tulane University

Spencer Woller – Concordia University


Each year, AFAS awards a number of merit-based scholarships as a complement to the need-based support allocated through the Arnold Education Grants program. Incoming college freshmen who successfully complete the Arnold Education Grants application process and who exhibit the highest levels of academic performance are invited to apply for an AFAS Merit Scholarship. Applicants are selected based on cumulative GPA, high school transcripts and an essay written on a specified topic.

Learn more about the grants, scholarships and loans that AFAS provides to help Air Force families realize their higher education goals –