The Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow (WOH) has established a scholarship program for college students who have completed one year of study in aviation or a related field. The applicant’s academic discipline does not have to be in a technical area but may include business, management, marketing or other fields that are directly related to aviation.
For the 2023 – 2024 academic year, the Wings Over Houston Airshow intends to award $25,000 worth of scholarships in amounts up to $5,000 each. The selection will be made by the Wings Over Houston Scholarship Committee in August 2023 and the winner notified in September 2023. The WOH scholarships are intended to assist and reward students who have demonstrated academic potential, leadership, and extracurricular involvement.
Students in good academic standing at any accredited college or university within the United States, are eligible for these scholarships subject to the requirements below. Applicants pursuing an academic degree directly associated with aviation, aeronautics, or aerospace will receive priority; the degree of association will be one of the selecting factors. Students must be 1) a Texas resident 2) in the Corps of Cadets at their university or 3) a member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF).
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: This criterion will be evaluated on the basis of each applicant’s grade point average or equivalent. A grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) is required.
PERSONAL ASSESSMENT OF CAREER GOALS: This criterion will be evaluated through an essay of approximately 1,000 words. The essay should describe the career objectives of the applicant and should outline the academic program required to achieve those career objectives. The essay should also state how the career objectives of the applicant are associated with aviation or aerospace.
RECOMMENDATION: Each applicant will be judged on personal and academic merit, based on the three required letters of recommendation, two if applicant is former WOH Scholarship recipient and as required for Corps of Cadets submission.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Each applicant’s participation in college and community activities, organizational offices held, awards, and work experience will receive consideration.
FINANCIAL NEED: Determination of financial need.
PERSONAL INTERVIEW: The Scholarship Committee may request a personal interview if the committee believes that more information, or clarification of some items, is required.