DynCorp International will be participating in the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Professional Forum & Exposition, taking place April 10-13, 2013 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. As a platinum sponsor, DI also supports the AAAA Scholarship Fund, Inc., which awards merit-based college scholarships to members of AAAA, spouses, unmarried siblings, unmarried children and unmarried grandchildren of current and deceased AAAA members.
AAAA Professional Forum & Exposition
The 2013 AAAA Annual Forum is themed, “Building on 30 Years of Strength and Service,” and will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the formation of the Army Aviation Branch. Attendees will include personnel from the National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, Department of the Army Civilians, active duty and retired military personnel, as well as experts in the industry in the areas of acquisition, training and doctrine, logistics and maintenance.
AAAA Scholarship Foundation
The AAAA Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1963 and will celebrate its 50 year anniversary at the 2013 AAAA Professional Forum & Exposition. The Foundation was established to providing scholarship grants to its members’ children and deceased members who sought college-entry financial aid.
The program has since been expanded to also provide both scholarship grants and loans to members who seek further education, as well as the spouses, siblings, and children of members or deceased members.
Since the inception of the program, the Foundation has provided more than $4,500,000 to 2,700 qualified applicants. $363,500 was given to 236 qualified applicants in 2012 alone.
The Foundation has pursued an award philosophy where national scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal achievement.
The Foundation has awarded individual scholarship grants each year, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 given out as one, two or four year scholarships. Interest-free loans of up to $4,000 ($1,000 a year) are also available.
To be eligible to receive a scholarship, the applicant must be a member of AAAA, or
- the spouse of an AAAA member or deceased member,
- the unmarried son or daughter of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
- the unmarried brother or sister of an AAAA member or deceased member,or
- the unmarried grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member.
In all instances, the member’s effective date of AAAA membership must be on or before May 1 of the previous year in which the applicant is seeking aid unless the member is deceased.
The Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
The Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) was formed in early 1957 by a small group of senior aviation officers in the active Army, the Reserve Forces of the U.S. Army, and Industry. Today, it has more than 14,700 members and more than 66 chapters worldwide.