AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY AND COLUMBIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

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WASHINGTON, January 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) today announced a new partnership with Columbia Southern University (CSU) to provide an annual scholarship of 60 credits and $ 25,000 to spouses military.

“We are very grateful to the CSU team for creating this much needed opportunity and partnership with us,” said AFAS CEO, retired Air Force Master Sgt Kaleth O. Wright. . “This scholarship is a big step for us to help provide an online degree offering for spouses of busy military personnel.”

Spouses of active-duty members of the Air Force or Space Force may apply for the scholarship annually to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.

“Our goal in establishing this new scholarship is to help address the unique challenges military spouses face when it comes to completing a degree program while facing travel, deployments and d ‘Other frequent life demands,’ said Carl Childs, CSU’s military outreach manager. “We look forward to a long-lasting partnership with AFAS to offer this scholarship to military spouses each year. “

Applications for the scholarship are now open and will close on February 15, 2022. To apply and learn more about the scholarship and the application process, visit www.afas.org/afas-csu-scholarship for details. The recipient of the award will be announced mid-March.

About the Air Force Aid Society

The Air Force Aid Society is a private, non-profit organization rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator. Founded in 1942, the mission of the Air Force Aid Society is to help ease the financial distress of Air Force members and their families and help them achieve their educational goals, as well as improve their quality. of life by offering proactive programs. In 2020 alone, the Air Force Aid Society provided more than $ 12.5 million to more than 26,000 airmen, guards and their families through emergency aid, education and community programs. Based in Arlington, Va., The Air Force Aid Society administers assistance through Airmen and Family Readiness Centers around the world and maintains cross-service agreements with the Army Emergency Relief, Navy- Marine Corps Relief, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance and the American Red Cross to provide emergency assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To learn more about the Air Force Aid Society, please visit www.afas.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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