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2024 ECCTAI Educational Assistance Award Program

Each year the East Coast Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (ECCTAI) assists financially disadvantaged deserving young men and women in pursuit of education, preferably leading to careers in the fields of aviation, aerospace, and science and technology.

>>>>> Use these links for the 2024 Educational Assistance Award Application   <<<<< 

 FORM63-ECCTAIScholAPPLICATION-2024      (Word file)

FORM63 - ECCTAIScholAPPLICATION - 2024    (PDF file)

Applicants must be students of accredited high schools who have graduated or will graduate in the school year. In addition, applying students must have a GPA of at least three points (3.0) on a four-point scale.  Each applicant must complete the entire application and provide:


    1. An OFFICIAL Copy of Student’s High School Transcript, senior year schedule.
    2. A wallet-sized picture of the Student -- On the back of the of the picture, put name, last four [4] digits of Social Security Number, e-mail, and telephone number.
    3. A copy of parent(s)’ latest IRS Form 1040 (2023 preferred, but 2022 acceptable) through adjusted gross income line or other OFFICIAL document (W-2/W-4 not acceptable); SSN may be “blacked out”
    4. Three Letters of Recommendation (from Counselors, Instructors, Community Leaders, etc.).
    5. “The Tuskegee Airmen” Essay (include how their experience impacts you).  Typed, double-spaced, not to exceed one [1] page.
    6. A personal essay, typed, double-spaced, not to exceed two [2] pages
    7. List of Extracurricular and Community Activities (including Junior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol, BSA, GSA or Explorer Scouts).

    Applications for education assistance received by the East Coast Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. are screened, verified as deemed appropriate, and competitively evaluated considering academic achievement, extracurricular and community activities, relative financial need, recommendations, and both essays.  Finalists (selectees and non-selectees) will receive individual notices of final results from the East Coast Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

    Use the above link and complete applications for the ECCTAI Educational Assistance Award. Completed applications must be post marked by the date specified on the application to:

    East Coast Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

    P.O. Box 8234
    Joint Base Anacostia - Bolling AFB,
    Washington, DC 20032-8234

    ATTN: Grants Committee



    Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation   (check back for more information on availability)
    Each year the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) grants scholarship awards to deserving young men and women. The number of scholarship awarded is directly related to income received from Foundation investments. Forty (40) awards of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) are typically available each year. These $1,500 awards are provided on a one-time, first year basis only. 

    Applicants must be students from accredited high schools who have graduated or will graduate in the spring of the academic cycle. Additionally, those who apply must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least three point zero (3.0) on a four-point scale. The Foundation places particular emphasis on students who will pursue careers in aviation, aerospace, and science technology, honoring the living and deceased members of the Tuskegee Airmen who overcame racial barriers to achieving their dreams of becoming pilots, aviators, as well as air and ground support personnel.

    Application forms and instructions may be obtained from high school guidance counselors, the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. website, or a Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. local Chapter. Completed applications must be returned to the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Chapter nearest the applicant on or before the stated deadline in the application form. Applications that do not meet technical requirements may be eliminated from further consideration.


    P.O. Box 8234
    Washington, DC 20032-8234

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