Please read these instructions before completing your application. You must provide all information, including required documentation, for the application to be deemed complete. The deadline for submitting an application is May 19, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please be aware once you begin filling out this form you must complete it. You are not able to come back to finish at a later date. We highly suggest you have all documentation available to simplify submission.
Scholarships are awarded annually and are limited to undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions. Scholarships are not automatically renewable. Previous scholarship recipients must reapply each year with a complete application.
APPLICANT MUST BE:
- Current member of the Air Defense Artillery Association in good standing
- Child or Spouse of an Air Defense Artillery Association member in good standing
- A U.S. citizen who has not reached his or her 24th birthday (children of Soldiers) by the application deadline. Spouses of Soldiers do not have an age limit; but must be U.S. Citizens.
- A high school senior, high school graduate, or a registered undergraduate student at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution.
1. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
You must submit the Statement of Good Service from the Commanding Officer of your, your parent or your spouse who is currently serving on Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard. If your parent or spouse is no longer active duty, submit a copy of their Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Military or a copy of your parent or spouse’s Form DD 214 (Certificate of Service). Note: The DD 214 must show the “character of service.” The servicemember’s service must be HONORABLE. Designations such as “general” or “uncharacterized,” or any service other than honorable will make the applicant ineligible.
The applicant must indicate clear linkage of the student applicant with the servicemember or civilian sponsor upon who eligibility is based. For example, if names differ on the DD 214, IRS 1040, or other supporting items from the applicant’s name, then explanatory materials must be submitted to indicate the relationship between the servicemember or civilian sponsor and the applicant. An example might be adoption papers.
If you as the applicant have been discharged from the Armed Forces, you must also submit a copy of your DD 214 or other official evidence of an Honorable Discharge.
*There is a file uploader button at the end of this application where you can upload any of these supporting documents
2. FAMILY FINANCIAL DATA – IRS Form 1040 and Student Aid Report (SAR):
You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The FAFSA collects financial and other information required by most colleges, universities, and technical schools.
A paper FAFSA is available from high school guidance offices, libraries, college financial aid offices, Military Installation Education Centers, or from the Federal Student Aid Information Center (1-800-4-FED-AID). Completing the FAFSA takes approximately one hour.
You can fill out and submit the FAFSA electronically if you have access to the Internet. Visit the website at: www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you do this, DO NOT list our name on the FAFSA form to have the information sent to us automatically. The applicant must scan and upload a copy to this application before submission.
Once you have submitted the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in a few weeks. THIS IS THE REPORT YOU MUST SUBMIT TO US. Scan and upload a copy of the SAR, Part 1 and Part 2 (all pages), to this application.
3. SCHOLASTIC RECORD
- Just entering college or a post high school vocational/technical school for the first time in the coming fall, upload a copy of your high school transcript(s).
- College students with less than 30 hours of college level credit must submit both high school and college transcripts.
- College students with 30 or more hours of college credits need only submit college transcripts. Your scholastic record must be uploaded to this application.
DO NOT MAIL TRANSCRIPTS SEPARATELY. DO NOT HAVE THE SCHOOL MAIL IT SEPARATELY. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable providing they clearly show school, dates, courses and grades.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Submit any additional information relative to your application that would be of assistance in our evaluation.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
Your complete application must be submitted no later than May 19 to be considered.
The scholarship committee cannot consider incomplete applications. Be sure to upload:
- Your own, your parent’s or your spouses Statement of Good Service or DD 214, or Statement of Good Service
- Your own DD 214 if applicable
- Your own, your parents or your spouse’s Federal Income Tax Return IRS Form 1040 for prior year
- Your Student Aid Report (SAR)
- Your transcript(s)
- Your picture
By submitting the application, you agree that the application and all materials submitted with the application become the property of the Air Defense Artillery Association and will not be returned. Submitted photo and information may be used in our marketing activities.
YOUR SCHOOL INFORMATION:
Every year a number of awardees do not receive their scholarships at their schools due to incomplete or incorrect school financial aid office addresses on the application forms, or due to changing schools after submitting the application packages. PLEASE be sure the address information is accurate in order for the schools to receive your award funds on time. If you have not finalized the school you will attend, leave that section blank and provide the information as soon as possible.
We are unable to accommodate school changes subsequent to semester begin and issuance of funding. We therefore cannot accept any requests to change schools subsequent to 1 September. Should scholarship awardees subsequently change schools after funds are sent to the prior school, they are welcome to reapply next year.
Prior awardees must submit a completely new application package. If you received a previous award, please indicate all of the years received and types of scholarship received on the application form by adding this information in the section asking if you are a previous applicant.
Air Defense Artillery Association cannot acknowledge receipt of each application. Feel free to call the office to confirm receipt.
Air Defense Artillery Association will contact all applicants regarding the decision on their application approximately 45 days from the May 19, 2023 submission deadline.