Ds Scholarship


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WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)–The Air Force Assistance Association (AFAS) today announced a new partnership with Columbia University of Southern (CSU) to offer a 60-credit, $25,000 scholarship to military spouses.

“We are very grateful to the team at CSU for creating this much-needed opportunity and partnership with us,” said AFAS CEO, retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Calith O. Wright. “This scholarship is a great step for us to help provide an online degree offer for engaged military spouses.”

Spouses of active-duty Air Force or Space Force members can apply for the scholarship each year to pursue an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.

“Our goal in creating this new scholarship is to help address the unique challenges that military spouses face when it comes to completing a degree program while facing frequent moves, deployments, and other life demands,” said Carl Childs, Director of Military Outreach at CSU. . “We look forward to a long-term partnership with AFAS to provide military spouses with this scholarship each year.”

Applications for the scholarship are now open and will close on February 15, 2022. To apply and learn more about the scholarship and application process, visit www.afas.org/afas-csu-scholarship for more details. The prize winner will be announced mid-March.

About the Air Aid Society

The Air Force Aid Society is a 4-star Charity Navigator, private non-profit organization. Founded in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society’s mission is to help relieve the financial distress of Air Force personnel and their families and help them achieve their educational goals, as well as improve their quality of life by providing proactive programs. In 2020 alone, the Air Force Assistance Association provided more than $12.5 million to more than 26,000 pilots, their guardians, and their families through emergency assistance and educational and community programs. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Air Aid manages assistance through pilot and family readiness centers around the world and maintains comprehensive service agreements with Army Emergency Relief, Marine Corps and Marine Corps Relief, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance and the American Red Cross to provide emergency assistance. The emergency is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To learn more about the Air Force Aid Society, please visit www.afas.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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