* (Los Angeles, CA) — Continuing a legacy of courage and commitment to issues of social justice and equality, the Tuskegee Airmen in 1978 created a fund aimed at providing scholarships for deserving students, the financially challenged, as well as the children of servicemen.
These undergraduate scholarships serve to supplement the heavy financial burden of freshmen students entering college and are offered without regard to race. Applicants are required to be graduating high school seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 and above and must meet application guidelines.
The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) has granted over 1,300 scholarships totaling more than $1.7 million to help needy and deserving students pay for college. Each year the Foundation presents $1,500 scholarship awards to 40 students nationwide who instill the ideals, leadership and commitment as exemplified by the Tuskegee Airmen. In addition, the Foundation provides the Della H. Raney Nursing $2,000 scholarship named after the first chief nurse assigned to the Tuskegee Air Field and the Levarn Adger Air Force Junior ROTC scholarship named after an Aerospace Science instructor in Columbia, South Carolina.
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