AFAS grant program lessens education cost concerns

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

Concerned about the soaring cost of higher education for your children? Perhaps the Air Force Aid Society can help.

Under its General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program, the Society awards $2,000 each to selected applicants. The program continues to be offered to dependent sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired Reservists with 20+ qualifying years of service, and deceased Air Force members.

Spouses (residing stateside) of active duty and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty; and surviving spouses of deceased members are also eligible candidates.

Last year, AFAS awarded more than $5.6 million in college education grants to Air Force dependents.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 11.

For more information and application, visit the Air Force Aid Society’s website at