Application Eligibility

In order to apply for an AAAA Scholarship you must meet one of the following criteria:

In all the above instances, the member's effective date must be on or before May 1 of the previous year in which the applicant is seeking aid, unless the member is deceased. This requirement is waived for uniformed members of the Active Army, ARNG and USAR. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university or selected for fall entry as an undergraduate or graduate. No recipient can hold concurrent AAAA Scholarships.


Scholarship Application Procedure

To apply for an AAAA Scholarship you must first complete and submit the Pre-Qualifying Form.  Once submitted you will receive an email within one week notifying you of your eligibility. If eligible, the email will contain a link to the Scholarship Application Form.  

Click the link below to access the Pre-Qualifying Form.  You will be asked to create an account (or use an existing account if you applied for an AAAA Scholarship in the last 3 years). THE ACCOUNT SHOULD BE CREATED UNDER THE APPLICANT'S NAME. Also, please use your primary email address when creating your account. All correspondence relating to your application will be sent to that address.



View the 2017 Scholarship Awardees Here.


NOTE:  We strongly suggest that you submit your pre-qualifying form on or before April 1. This will allow you three weeks or more to complete the application before the May 1 deadline. 

Scholarship Timeline

January thru April

May-June 1

June – August

August – December 15



Current Transcript of Grades – There is a place on the application where upperclassmen and graduate applicants can upload their college grade transcript.  If you are currently in high school the person who will be filling out the Academic Reporting Form  will be asked to include your transcript  with that form.   Graduate applicants must also provide their undergraduate grade transcript. Transcripts are mandatory for all applicants. (deadline May 1 for applicants already attending college)

Proof of Admission to an Accredited College or University - proof that the applicant will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall must be provided. Incoming Freshmen can submit a copy of their acceptance letter as proof of enrollment. There is a place on the application where this can be uploaded.  Mandatory for all applicants.

Photograph – a photograph is required to be used for publicity purposes. The photo should be a head and shoulders view in pdf, jpeg, jpg or tiff format. There is a place on the application where this can be uploaded.  Mandatory for all applicants. (deadline May 1)

Essay - applicants are asked to compose a maximum 300-word essay. Mandatory for all applicants. (deadline May 1)

Reference – to be completed by an individual who is aware of the applicant's abilities and potential (teacher, coach or employer). Do not include relatives. Mandatory for all applicants. (deadline June 1)

Academic Reporting Form – to be completed by the appropriate school official who has access to the applicant's academic history. This form includes a place to upload the applicant's grade transcript.  Mandatory for Freshmen applicants. (deadline June 1



For questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact Sue Stokes 203-268-2450 or email