Wings over America Scholarship

Program Description

The Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring scholarships to further the undergraduate education of deserving students. Scholarships are to be used only for tuition and tuition based fees charged by the college. Reserve Officer Candidate Program (full scholarship students, including service academies) or any other full scholarship recipients are not eligible. Awards will be made on the basis of scholastic proficiency, extracurricular activities, community contributions, life experience and character of the applicant. All personal information is redacted so the selection committee hosts a “blind” reading. Should a scholarship recipient not maintain the required criteria (ex: dropping out) the scholarship award must be returned or reimbursed to the Foundation.


  • Children: natural born, adopted or step-children, unmarried, up to the age of 22 on March 31st of applying year. Those who are children of a sponsor must be graduates or graduating seniors of an accredited high school or an equivalent home school or institution and must plan to attend an accredited academic institution during the 2014-2015 school year. College students must be enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College or University as a full time student taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in order to graduate with a A.A., A.S., B.A. or B.S. degree or industry certification. Children of a sponsor can receive a total of up to four years of awards.
  • Dependent Spouse: Those who are spouses of a sponsor must plan to be, or are currently enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College or University as a full time or part time student, taking a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester (12 per year) in order to graduate with an A.A., A.S., B.A. or B.S. degree or industry certification. Spouses may receive an unlimited number of awards.
  • Dependents of active duty members or former members (retired, honorably discharged or deceased) of the U.S. Navy.
  • Qualifying Time
  • Sponsor must have served at least eight (8) years of active duty, ADSW (Active Duty Special Duty, such as a Reservist who has been called upon to work full time for a specified amount of time) or a combination of both within the United States Naval Air Forces. These periods may be non-consecutive.
  • Sponsors’ qualifying time may not be:
  • a. Time served in “Boot Camp”
  • b. Time spent as a Naval Academy, NROTC Midshipman, or OCS
  • c. Time spent in Flight School
  • d. Time spent as a member of the inactive or Selected Naval Reserve
  • Qualifying Commands: Sponsor must have served within the United States Naval Air Forces. This includes subordinate activities and units of the United States Naval Air Forces, both ashore and afloat, whose primary mission is support of the Naval Air Force. Examples are as follows:
  • Air stations or facilities (Naval Air Stations, Naval Air Facilities and tenant commands), Aircraft carriers, Air Wings and Staff, Aviation squadrons and Personnel with assignments in aviation billets on amphibious ships (LHA/LHD etc.)
  • Eligibility Note: Any spouse or child of a member of the U.S. Navy who has died while on active duty serving with a Naval Air Force unit as described above, may qualify, regardless of the length of service of the deceased parent.

How To Apply

  • The Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation requires students to pre-qualify for scholarship eligibility before submitting a scholarship application. The purpose of this pre-qualification screening is to establish eligibility based on both the applicant's dependent status and the applicant's sponsor’s service. For more information, click here.


  • Completed pre-qualification form.
  • Proof of dependency (choose one):
  • Copy of applicant ID card, front only.
  • Copy of page 2
  • Copy of a certified Birth Certificate
  • Copy of 1040 Tax Return
  • Attached proof of sponsor eligibility:
  • Officers: Officer Data Card (additional documentation may be required), Officer Record Brief or Front page of Detaching FITREP from Aviation commands (totaling 8 years).
  • Enlisted: the Administrative Data and Career History pages of their Electronic Training Jacket, Performance Summary Report or photocopies of your service record NAVPERS 1070/605 History of Assignments (Page 5) and/or DD 214’s.
  • Reservist: In addition to the information above, please also include your Annual Retirement Point Record to account for your activated reserve time.

Contact Info

757-671-3200 ext. 2
4966 Euclid Road
Suite 109
Virginia Beach VA 23462

About Wings over America

Wings over America Scholarship Foundation, was established in 1987. Their mission is to provide college scholarships to dependent children and spouses of all US Navy Personnel- officer and enlisted - active duty, retired, honorably discharged ... MORE