Since 2000, all VHPA
Scholarships are administered for the VHPA by the AAAA (Army Aviation
Association of America) Scholarship Foundation. All VHPA scholarships are open
only to the children and grandchildren of VHPA members in good standing
currently or at their death. The only exceptions are if the father or
grandfather flew helicopters in Vietnam and was killed in action in Vietnam or
was killed while on active duty prior to the beginning of the VHPA in 1983.
Because the VHPA
scholarships are administer by the AAAA, all applicants must abide by the rules
of the AAAA Scholarship Foundation. One
of the rules required by AAAA is that each applicant, must be a member of the
AAAA. This means either the VHPA father (or grandfather, in the case of VHPA),
or the student applying, must be a AAAA member. However, the time period of one
year is waived for VHPA children/grandchildren and they only have to be a member
at time of scholarship application.
In most cases the purchase of a Student Membership in AAAA is the least
expensive way to go.
To find out exactly how
to apply, go to the AAAA web site at: http://www.quad-a.org/index.php/scholarships/application-procedure
There you will find all the requirements and details of how applications must be
submitted. Be sure to begin the application procedure well in advance because
the deadline for submitting all scholarship applications
is May 1.
The VHPA has endowed
funds within the AAAA Scholarship Foundation to provide 5 individual $1,000
Scholarships. (In 2015 and 2016 the VHPA awarded five $3,000 scholarships by
supplementing the endowed funds). Also,
it is useful to know that even if a student applies for a VHPA scholarship, and
does not receive one, they are STILL eligible to receive one of the other 250
plus scholarships awarded each year by the AAAA Scholarship Foundation!
This is a very large plus for all eligible applicants for the VHPA
scholarships. In other words, if
a student does not receive a VHPA Scholarship, they still would be eligible to
receive a AAAA Scholarship.
Good Luck and apply early,
VHPA Scholarship Committee