General Henry H. Arnold
Education Grant Program
The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program (EGP) provides need-based grants to spouses and children of active duty airmen. Those selected will each be awarded a $2,000 educational grant. Approximately 3,000 to 3,500 grants are awarded each year. Awards are based on the needs of the individual, family income and education costs.
To be eligible, you must fall into one of the following categories. If you meet the requirements of a category, AllMilitary.com can help you find schools where you can use the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program.
Category 1: Son or Daughter
A son or daughter of an Air Force servicemember who:
Is an active duty or Title 10 reservist on extended active duty through the day the grants are awarded.
Retired due to length of active duty service or disability.
Is a retired National Guard or Reserves member age 60 or over and receiving retirement pay.
Passed away while on active duty or reserve status.
Category 2: Spouse
A spouse of an active duty airmen or Title 10 reservist on extended active duty who:
Resides and attends school within the lower 48 contiguous states during the academic year.
Is legally married to the servicemember at the time of the application and time at which the grant is awarded.
Category 3: Surviving Spouse
A surviving spouse of an Air Force servicemember who died while on active duty or in retired status.
In addition, to be eligible for any of the three categories you must meet the following three requirements:
You must be a high school graduate enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year.
Be enrolled or accepted in an accredited college, university or vocational/trade school approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in federal aid programs.
Maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale.
To apply, fill out the Education Grant Form and mail it to:
Air Force Aid Society
Education Assistance Department
241 18th Street South, Suite 202
Arlington, VA 22202-3409
Applications must be received by March 10 the year you wish to enter school. For example, if you wish to enter school during the Fall of 2009, the Aid Society must receive your application by March 10, 2009.
For more detailed information on completing your application, visit the Air Force Aid Society.