AIRFRAME AND POWERPLANT LICENSE SOLDIER SUPPORT GRANT
ROLLING APPLICATION PROCESS - APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED YEAR-ROUND
In 2018, the AAAA National Executive Group recognized
the need to assist Army Aviation Enlisted personnel pursuing professional
development while attending the testing phase of Airframe and Powerplant
(A&P) License courses. The NEG authorized individual merit-based $500
scholarship-type grants for selected Soldiers to ensure that real support is
provided for them during this testing phase after they have completed the
course work online which is paid for by the US Army, and during the actual Testing
itself which is paid for by the US Army. These awards are for the period they
need to travel and stay over for the testing phase to help offset their personally
incurred costs for this education. This program was created in alignment with
the “Recognize” and “Support" pillars of AAAA seeking to support Soldiers.
A candidate for this A&P License Soldier Support
must be a current member of the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA).*
The applicant must be attending an FAA accredited Airframe and Powerplant
licensing program. The merit-based $500 scholarship-type grants for selected Soldiers
are for the period they need to travel and stay over for the testing phase to
help offset their personally incurred costs for this education. No applicant may
have previously received the AAAA A&P support grant.
*Starting in 2020, a candidate must have at least a
one-year AAAA membership before submission of the application. For 2019, candidate may join
AAAA at time of submission.
Documentation should include the following
 Soldier Record Brief – Soldiers will
be required to upload soldier record brief to the application form
 Proof of Admission to an Accredited
Airframe and Powerplant Program
 Letter of Endorsement/Reference – to
be completed by the Soldier’s Company Commander, speaking to the Soldier’s ability and potential
 Essay – Applicants are asked to
compose a maximum 300-word essay on why they are seeking A&P Support.
 Official Photograph – A head and
shoulders photograph is required and will become the property of AAAA to be
used for publicity purposes. This should
be uploaded in pdf, jpeg, jpg or tiff format.
Any person may submit the official application form
directly to the AAAA for consideration, provided that they meet the eligibility
outlined above and have all documentation that is required. Submissions will be
accepted through the AAAA website at www.quad-a.org.
The application and all supplemental materials are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
APPLICATION SELECTION PROCEDURE
The submitted applications will be reviewed and
selected by a board of independent AAAA evaluators.
Selected Soldiers will be issued a check for $500
upon written proof of enrollment in an accredited A&P License Program.
Airframe and Powerplant License Soldier Support may be presented during a local
chapter meeting of selected Soldiers. Photos and information may be included on the AAAA website, social media and in Army Aviation Magazine.