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2017 Air Force Club Scholarship Program

Over the past 19 years, the Air Force Club Scholarship Program has provided college tuition assistance to over 446 Air Force club members and/or their eligible family members. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the Air Force. Throughout these seven decades, a common bond that has unified all American Airmen are the core values. The Air Force has three core values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

For 2017 please submit a written or video essay telling us about a time when you were tested to live up to these core values. Tell us about a specific moment when embodying these ideals was difficult, how you succeeded or failed, what you learned from the experience and how that impacts the way you live your life today.

To apply for this program you must be an active Air Force club member in good standing (account is not inactive, delinquent, or charged off) or an eligible family member (spouse, son, daughter, step-child, or grandchild).  If you meet the eligibility requirements, then come back to this site 1 March through 12 May 2017 to apply.  Prior to applying please read all information carefully.

This Year’s Prizes for written or video category:
   Traditional Entrant    Non-Traditional Entrant
1st Place $7,000   $7,000
2nd Place $5,000   $5,000
3rd Place $3,000   $3,000
4th Place $2,000   $2,000
Honorable Mention $1,000   $1,000

Submission Methods (Either of two entry methods are acceptable - Video and Written)

  • Video Essays – Video length is a minimum of 4 minutes 30 seconds but no longer than 5 minutes 30 seconds.  Videos outside these parameters will be disqualified. 
  • Written Essays – Written Essays may be between 980 – 1020 words.  Essays not within these parameters will be disqualified. 

Entry Categories

  1. TRADITIONAL is an essay submitted by a 2017 high school graduating senior registered at an accredited college or university.
  2. NON-TRADITIONAL is an essay submitted by all other eligible club members enrolled or accepted to a college or university.

What is Required (make sure you have all the following documents):

  1. Application (will be loaded to the site prior to 1 Mar 17)
  2. Written Essay or YouTube linked video
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Letter of Admission/Acceptance from the college or university

What you must Submit/Upload  

  1. Print and complete an application
  2. Attach or copy and paste your written essay in the space marked (paste written essay here) or if submitting a video, type in your YouTube video link address in the space marked (paste your link here)
  3. Upload all requested documents: application, two Letters of Recommendation, Letter of Admission or Letter of Acceptance from your college/university, written essay

Incomplete packages will not be accepted or submitted for judging.  It is your responsibility to make sure the program manager ( has all documents requested/required. The program manager is not responsible for incorrect or incomplete information.

Winner Announcements
Winners’ announced on or about, June 2, 2017 through their respective installations. Once official notification has been made, winner’s names will be posted at  On or about June 28, 2017, individual scholarship checks will be mailed to each winner. Lost or returned checks will not be re-issued.

Open to Air Force Club members in good standing (account is not inactive, delinquent, or charged off), and their eligible family members (spouse, child or other eligible family member).  All winners’ eligibility will be validated at the time of selection and prior to award of scholarships.  If at that time the member’s club “status” changes, i.e., the account becomes inactive, delinquent, or charged off, the club members’ status will no longer be deemed “in good standing” and the scholarship will be forfeited. 


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  • Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC):  Commander, Vice Commander, Executive Director, Command Chief; their spouses and immediate family members
  • Air Force Installation Mission and Support Center (AFIMSC):  Commander, Vice Commander, Executive Director, Command Chief; their spouses and immediate family members
  • Air Force Services Center (AFSVC):  Commander, Executive Director, Chief Enlisted Manager, Director of Operations, AF Food and Beverage Division Chief, the Program Manager; their spouses and immediate family members.

Apply Now

The 2017 Air Force Club scholarship program is now accepting applications.


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