In This Issue:

  • CSU Scholarship Deadline Extended to March 3rd!
  • Hap Arnold Education Grant Program is Open for Applications
  • Donate to AFAS From Your IRA and You May Earn a Tax Break
  • 2024 Air Force and Marine Corps Trials Coming up in March
  • Thank You to the Schaller Group for Supporting Airmen, Guardians, and Their Families

Columbia Southern University Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to March 3rd!

Columbia Southern University is partnering with AFAS to offer a 60 credit hour scholarship to an Airman or Guardian spouse who is interested in attending CSU.

Who is eligible? Spouses of enlisted Airmen or Guardians on active duty, Title 10 Reserve and Guard on extended active duty, and Title 32 Guard performing full-time active duty can apply for the scholarship each year, which can be used toward obtaining an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

This is an online learning institution that you can attend from anywhere in the world!

Get all the eligibility details and learn how to apply on our website, and then get your application in before March 3rd!

Apply Now for a Hap Arnold Education Grant

The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program awards competitive education grants to eligible Air Force and Space Force dependents based on family financial need.

The application process for the Hap Arnold Education Grant also serves as the platform to access other important AFAS education support opportunities.

The application deadline for this grant opportunity is April 30th, 2024. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply! Begin your application on our website now, save your progress, and submit your FAFSA report when you recieve it.

Learn more about this grant opportuntiy and how to apply. 

Support AFAS With a Donation From Your IRA and You May Earn a Tax Break

Did you know that donating to Air Force Aid Society from your IRA may offer a special tax break?

If you’re age 70½ or older, you may use Qualified Charitable Distributions, or QCDs, to donate up to $100,000 per year. When transferred at age 72 or older, donations may satisfy Required Minimum Distributions and accomplish other tax goals. Please consult with a tax advisor to understand the full implications for your specific financial situation.

The deadline for first year Required Minimum Qualified Distributions is April 1. Email us at for more information.

2024 Air Force and Marine Corps Trials

AFAS is thrilled to partner with The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program (Air Force and Space Force) for their 2024 Air Force and Marine Corps Trials at Nellis AFB, NV, March 8 through 14.

The trials are a Paralympic-style competitive event featuring sports adapted to the individual capabilities of the wounded warrior athletes. Each athlete is competing to earn one of 40 Primary slots on their service team to go on and represent their individual branches at the 2024 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

We are excited to cheer on all the competitors in Nevada!

Thank You to the Schaller Group

“Our company has been blessed this year with success. We wish to share that success with the Air Force Aid Society to help provide support and programs to lift the spirits of Air Force members and their families.”

-Steven G. Schaller, VP of the Schaller Group.

On behalf of the Airmen, Guardians, and families we serve, we are so thankful to organizations like the Schaller Group for their generous support, and we congratulate them on their successful year!

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