2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the Air Force. Throughout these seven decades a common bond that has unified all American Airmen are the core values. The Air Force has three core values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
For 2017 please submit a written or video essay telling us about a time when you were tested to live up to these core values. Tell us about a specific moment when embodying these ideals was difficult, how you succeeded or failed, what you learned from the experience and how that impacts the way you live your life today.
Either of two entry methods are acceptable - Video and Written:
- Video Essays – Video length is a minimum of 4 minutes 30 seconds but no longer than 5 minutes 30 seconds. Videos outside these parameters will be disqualified
- Written Essays – Written Essays may be between 980 – 1020 words. Essays not within these parameters will be disqualified
- TRADITIONAL is an essay submitted by a 2017 high school graduating senior registered at an accredited college or university
- NON-TRADITIONAL is an essay submitted by all other eligible club members enrolled or accepted to a college or university
(make sure you have the following ready for uploading):
Entry Process (How to Apply)
- Written Essay or YouTube linked video
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Letter of Admission/Acceptance from the college or university of your choice
- Print and complete the application
- Attach or copy and paste your written essay in the space marked (paste written essay here) or if submitting a video, type in your YouTube video link address in the space marked (paste your link here)
- Upload all requested documents: application, two Letters of Recommendation, Letter of Admission or Letter of Acceptance from your college/university, and your written essay
Incomplete packages will not be accepted or submitted for judging.
It is your responsibility to make sure the program manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) has all required documents.
The program manager is not responsible for incorrect or incomplete information.
The 2017 Air Force Club Scholarship Program IS NOT open to winners of the 2016 Air Force Club Scholarship program.
Eligibility (Who can apply):
Open ONLY to Air Force Club members, in good standing and their eligible dependent ID card holders (spouse, children or other eligible dependent), who also meet one of the following criteria:
- Class of 2017 high school seniors registered at an accredited college or university for the 2017 Fall Term
- Those currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
- Those working towards their FIRST Associate/Bachelor's degree and registered for the 2017 Fall Term
To win a scholarship, you must meet ALL
entry/eligibility requirements, plus provide all requested documents and/or uploads. Failure to meet eligibility requirements and/or provide all documents requested will result in automatic disqualification and/or forfeiture of scholarship. All winners’ eligibility will be validated prior to award of scholarships and if at any time the member’s “status” changes, i.e., the account has become inactive, delinquent, or charged off, the club members’ status will no longer be deemed “in good standing” and the scholarship will be forfeited. Lost or misplaced checks will not be re-issued. The Program Manager is not responsible for incorrect information.
The 2017 Air Force Club Scholarship Program IS NOT
open to winners of the 2016 Air Force Club Scholarship program.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The following categories of personnel are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in this program:
- Complete Application (all form fields must be answered)
- Two Letters of Recommendation (PDF, WORD, WORD PERFECT, RTF, ODT format); can be uploaded at the time of entry or sent directly to the program manager: email@example.com
- One from your high school principal or university/college dean, civic leader, or military leadership stating why they deserve this scholarship
- One from your community service leader detailing any work you performed/for whom (i.e., worked on a home for a veteran through Habitat for Humanity)
- 1000 word essay (PDF, WORD, WORD PERFECT, RTF, ODT format)
5 minute video (must provide a “you tube” video link)
- College or University Letter of Acceptance/Admission (can be uploaded at the time of entry or sent directly to the program manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
- HQ USAF: Secretary of the Air Force, AF Chief of Staff; Vice Chief of Staff; Chief Master Sergeant of AF; Deputy Chief and Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services; Director and Deputy Director of Air Force Services; AF Services Career Field Manager; AF Services Operations Chief; AF Services Operation Club Program Manager; their spouses and immediate family members.
- Air Force Material Command (AFMC): Commander, Executive Director, Command Chief, their spouses and immediate family members.
- Air Force Installation Mission Support Center (AFIMSC): Commander, Vice Commander, Chief Enlisted Manager, their spouses and immediate family members..
- Air Force Services Activity (AFSVA): Commander, Executive Director, Chief Enlisted Manager, Director of Operations, Air Force Food and Beverage Division Chief, Air Force Food and Beverage Branch Chiefs, and the Program Manager.