Tuesday, May 31, 2011

AFA, MLB Pitcher Unveil New Scholarship on Memorial Day!

Brian Wilson, pitcher for San Francisco Giants
AFA just announced their newest scholarship - the Michael Wilson Scholarship, a new fund that awards scholarships to Air Force ROTC cadets throughout the country!

Established by Major League Baseball player Brian Wilson, a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, this scholarship was created to reflect the honor, commitment to service, and legacy of his father, Michael Wilson, who served in the US Air Force.

Wilson announced his latest contribution on Memorial Day - a very fitting tribute to his late father

Two scholarships will be awarded each year for the next five years (2011 to 2015) and is open to any Air Force ROTC cadet in the United States of America who demonstrate leadership qualities and the ability to overcome obstacle. The gift is the largest scholarship given by an individual to be administered by the Air Force Association in its 65-year history.

"The men and women who voluntarily sign-up to protect and defend our country is this nation’s greatest asset,” said Mike Dunn, President and CEO of AFA. “AFA strives to encourage and assist the academic endeavors and goals of our future Airmen. We thank Brian Wilson on making this significant gift from his newly created foundation and are pleased that he is part of our Air Force family."

Read more about this announcement on Yahoo! Sports, MLB.com, USA Today and NBC!!!

More information on the Michael Wilson Scholarship can be found at www.afa.org/MichaelWilson. Information on AFA’s other scholarships and grant opportunities can be found on our Awards, Scholarships and Grants site.

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