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HANSCOM AIR BASE, Massachusetts – The Air Force Aid Society General Henry “Hap” Arnold Education Grant application window is now open for the 2021-2022 academic year. Eligible recipients have until April 30 to submit their applications.

Applicants must enroll as full-time undergraduate students at an accredited college or university in the 2021-2022 academic year and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

“Dependent children and active duty spouses and retired Airmen can fulfill their dreams of a college degree through the Air Force Aid Society educational grants, scholarships and loans,” said Kathleen Vaillancourt, community readiness consultant for the Aviator and the Hanscom family.

Air Force dependents can apply for grants ranging from $ 500 to $ 4,000. The specific amount granted corresponds to a student’s level of financial need, said Vaillancourt.

The application process for Arnold Scholarship serves as a platform for Merit scholarship program and the Additional Student Loan Program. Each AFAS program offers competitive scholarships to eligible Air Force dependents based on financial need.

The Merit Scholarship Program awards at least 10 merit scholarships of $ 5,000. Each scholarship is available to incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding academic performance based on the cumulative grade point average. Applicants must also pass both parts of the Arnold Scholarship Application.

The Supplementary Student Loan Program offers interest-free loans to help Air Force families with college side expenses. Sponsoring members can request up to $ 1,000 per eligible student to help reimburse education costs.

The Merit Scholarship and Additional Education Loan programs are only available to those who have successfully completed both parts of the Arnold Scholarship Application.

For more information, email the Airman and Family Readiness Center at [email protected] or visit

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