Local Educational Assistance Program Application

Tuskegee Airmenm  Inc. – Chicago Chapter
Educational Assistance Program Application

Young Eagle Scholarship Hotline:  773-602-2880

**Postmark Deadline – February 28, 2018**


Objectives of the Educational Assistance Program  

The Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. has established the Educational Assistance Program (EAP), for $1000.00 for students or the Dr. Perez Award, $1500.00 to students pursuing Aviation, Engineering and Medical Sciences who demonstrate the qualities of the 15,000 African Americans who received Aviation training at Tuskegee Alabama from 1941 – 1948. Applicants should exemplify the following:

• Vision of their own potential
• Commitment to excellence, perseverance and service
• Thirst for knowledge, personal growth and positive societal change
• Honor and Integrity in actions and behaviors
• Respect for self, others and the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Eligibility and Application Criteria  

The Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. will provide awards to qualified high school seniors who will attend an accredited institution as a full-time student the fall of the succeeding school year. The following criteria must be met:

• High school graduation in the spring of the current school year
• Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• ACT composite of 18 or higher and/or SAT equivalent.

Application and Submission Requirements  

Prior to an optional face-to-face interview with the Educational Assistance Committee, the entire application package is evaluated. Before mailing, the applicant should verify the completeness of the package by verifying and checking the items below:

1. Completed application
2. High school transcript, evidencing a minimum 3.0 grade point average
3. An essay titled “The Tuskegee Airmen”, typed, double-spaced not to exceed one (1) page
4. An essay titled “I Am”, typed, double-spaced not to exceed two (2) pages
5. One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach or other school official
6. One letter of recommendation from a community leader, faith leader or other non-academic (no family members).


The Educational Assistance Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. congratulates you on your decision to pursue higher education. We look forward to receiving your completed application. It is recommended that you make copies of all documents before mailing to the post office box. Also, please notify the following individual via email that the application has been mailed: Charlie Richardson, CMS (RET) USAF at cmsrichardson@aol.com.