Student Scholarships

Chapter 416 is proud to sponsor an annual essay contest that provides scholarship funds for High School Seniors (and home schooler’s) for college.

Our intent is to offer students willing to do some research, provide strong rationale, logic, and thought to a topic pertaining to national defense or national pride and to present it in written form, a scholarship opportunity. The essays are printed in our local newsletter and published on our website.

Who Can Enter

Participants must be a senior in a State of Texas High School (including home‐schooled).

How the Essay Contest Works

  • Each year a new topic is identified by chapter 416
  • Students write a two‐page essay and provide it back to the chapter.
  • Funds are presented to schools upon student notification and registration.
  • Funds will be sent directly to the school the student is attending.

Full set of contest rules can be obtained by downloading the contest application.

Air & Space Forces Association
Northeast Texas, Chapter 416,
Essay Contest Awards

1st $2000  (Sponsor: Lt Col John Murray & Family Education Fund)
2nd $1500  (Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Ransom)
3rd $1000  (Sponsor: Bobby McCasland Family)

Enter the 2023-24 Essay Contest. All entries must be in by Jan. 12, 2024.

1st Place

2022-2023 Winner: Nyomi Franklin

Read 1st Place essay | Drones: Military Use and Effects?

2nd Place

2022-2023 Winner: Brody Holleman

Read 2nd Place essay | Drones: Military Use and Effects?

3rd Place

2022-2023 Winner: Sophie Stone

Read 3rd Place essay | Drones: Military Use and Effects?

Teacher of The Year Award

The Air Force Association believes that recognizing those who educate America’s youth is an important aspect of what AFA is all about.

Our teacher of the year program is a Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focused program where teachers are recognized for exceptional performance in education at the local, state and national levels.

2019-2020 AFA Chapter 416 and AFA Texas Winner: Adrienne Emerson, Greenville High School, Greenville, TX

Read more about the 2020 AFA Teacher of the Year.