For Immediate Release
February 26, 2013
AFA Announces Spring 2013 JROTC Instructor Grants
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Air Force Association proudly announces the five recipients of the Spring 2013 Air Force Junior ROTC Instructor Grants, an AFA education initiative promoting the development of aerospace professionals.
The grants provide up to $250 to instructors of Air Force Junior ROTC units throughout the country. The program promotes the knowledge of aerospace power and aviation education through classroom activities and materials. Funds may be used for any aerospace education-related activity, including purchasing textbooks, DVDs or other video materials, or funding field trips to aerospace museums, Air Force bases, or other aerospace facilities.
“We are honored to sponsor these grants for JROTC instructors across the country to utilize to create a better understanding of aerospace studies for their students,” said Jerry White, Vice Chairman of the Board for Aerospace Education. “AFA focuses on providing educational opportunities that help develop a future generation of skilled individuals in aerospace and STEM-related fields. The JROTC Instructor Grant Program is a great initiative AFA makes available to support our nation’s educators and the work they do for the future success of our country.”
AFA strongly advocates aerospace education and the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as the foundational skills for the 21st century jobs in fields sustaining U.S. air, space and cyberspace power. To qualify, teachers complete an application and send it directly to ROTC headquarters, where selection of recipients is made. JROTC units may apply for this grant every other school year.
Congratulations to the following grant recipients:
- Herbert Dove, Enka High School, Candler, NC
- Alexander Bolar, Pottstown High School, Pottstown, PA
- Ira McKinney, Washington High School, Kansas City, KS
- Bryce Langley, Neosho High School, Neosho, MO
- Gary O’Day, Arkansas High School, Texarkana, AR
For more information on AFA grants and scholarships, contact Lynette Cross at 703.247.5800 ext 4807 or
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