DynCorp International, through the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), provides scholarships to college-level students ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 annually.
AAAA Scholarship Foundation
The awards are technically administered by the AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., which began providing financial assistance for AAAA members in 1963.
According to their website, the AAAA Scholarship Foundation recognizes “that one of the nation’s most precious resources is its children.” For this reason, the scholarships are provided to family members of current and deceased AAAA members, including spouses, unmarried siblings, unmarried children and unmarried grandchildren. The scholarships, which can be either a grant or a loan, are awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal achievement.
Since 1963, the Foundation has provided more than $4 million to about 2,500 people, including $279,500 to 187 applicants in 2010. The individual awards of up to $10,000 each year are given out as one-, two- or four-year scholarships. Interest-free loans of up to $4,000 ($1,000 a year) are also available.
2011 Alabama Valedictorian Wins DynCorp International Scholarship
Naomi Marie Perez, a valedictorian in her 2011 high school class in Enterprise, Alabama, was awarded a DynCorp International Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The award, Perez’s 5th scholarship in 2011, was a matching grant after Perez increased her ACT score to 31.
Perez’s parents said, “Naomi achieved the highest G.P.A. possible through the years, attended an exceptional school system and graduated ranked number 1 (together with 14 other valedictorians) out of almost 450 Enterprise High School seniors.”
Do You Qualify for an AAAA Scholarship?
You or someone you know may qualify for an AAAA Scholarship if:
- AAAA membership was effective on or before May 1 of the previous year.
- The applicant attends an accredited college or university (selected for fall entry as an undergraduate or graduate.)
Army Aviation Association of America
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.