National Educational Assistance
2023 Application for Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
Return Completed Application NOT LATER THAN JANUARY 23, 2023 to:
Greater Philadelphia Chapter Tuskegee Airmen
C/O Scholarship Chairperson
P.O. Box 18966
Philadelphia, PA 19119
GENERAL INFORMATION, INSTRUCTIONS AND REMINDER ITEMS
Background Information: Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated™ is a unique organization dedicated to the preservation of the
history of African American Veterans whose service during World War II demonstrated to America that the criteria for
responsible citizenship are character and achievement rather than ethnic origin. Although incorporated in
Washington, D.C., the organization consists of many chapters and a National Museum at Moton Field, AL. The Tuskegee
Airmen Scholarship Foundation is located in Los Angeles, CA.
Each year the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation grants scholarship awards to deserving young men and women.
Each year the number of available scholarship awards is directly related to income received from investments. Forty (40)
awards of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) will be available in 2023. The $1,500.00 awards are for one year
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students of accredited high schools who have graduated or will graduate
in the school year 2022 – 2023. Additionally, applying students must have a GPA of at least three points (3.0) on a
Application Procedure: Application forms and instructions may be obtained from high school guidance counselors or
the nearest Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Chapter. Completed applications must be returned to the specific address indicated
on page 1 of this application or to the nearest Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Chapter, on or before January 23, 2023. Each
applicant must complete the entire application and provide all attachments listed on the bottom of the application form.
- The applicant must include a single page essay entitled “The Tuskegee Airmen” which reflects an overview of their history and how their experience has impacted the applicant personally. Essays must be typed, double-spaced with 1-inch margins on 8.5” x 11” paper. Please note, all attachments to application must not exceed 8.5” x 11” in size.
- Additionally, Each applicant must submit a two (2) page personal essay containing: a biographical sketch, educational aspirations, career goals and an explanation of why financial aid is essential.
- To validate the financial status of the applicant, a copy of parent(s)’ latest IRS Form 1040 through adjusted gross income line must be included in application package. Please do not send the entire return. If not required to file Form 1040, provide official alternate source document to verify income, such as statement from Public Social Services, Pensions or SSI (W-2 or W-4 not acceptable). SSN should be “blacked out”.
Selection Procedure: Applications for scholarship assistance received by individual chapters of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
are screened, verified as deemed appropriate, and competitively evaluated. Application files determined worthy of further
consideration are forwarded to the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Selection Committee for National Competition. A
scholarship selection committee, composed of several members from each Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Region, evaluates
individual applications. Using a scale of one hundred (100) points, the committee considers academic achievement,
extracurricular and community activities, relative financial need, recommendations, and both essays to competitively rank
Notification Procedure: Finalists (selectees and non-selectees) will receive individual notices of final results from the
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors.
Award Payment Certification: Scholarship awardees may enroll in the institution of their choice. Once the awardee
has enrolled and started classes at their chosen institution, the student must send a verification of enrollment
signed by the school registrar to the following address: Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box
881780, Los Angeles, CA 90009. When the required verifications have been received, the award payments, made
payable to the student, will be mailed to the address designated by the student.
Award Payment Limitation: Unless otherwise approved by the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation, all
scholarship awards must be paid within one year from date of selection notification.