Friday, November 18, 2011

AFA Announces 2011 Michael Wilson Scholarship Recipients

Today, AFA announced the first recipients of its newest scholarship, the Michael Wilson Scholarship, a fund created earlier this year that annually grants two Air Force ROTC cadets in the United States money toward college.

The 2011 recipients of the Michael Wilson Scholarship are Cadet Kaleb Simpson, a junior at the University of Delaware, and Cadet Alexander Shuler, a senior at the University of Washington. The pair will be presented their award tonight at AFA’s Global Warfare Symposium in Los Angeles, California.

This significant scholarship was established through Brian Wilson, pitcher for Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants. Wilson established this scholarship to recognize the honor, commitment to service, and legacy of his father, Michael Wilson. The gift is the largest scholarship given by an individual to be administered by the Air Force Association in its 65 year history.

“The purpose of this scholarship program is to recognize AFROTC cadets coming into their junior or senior year who’ve demonstrated a remarkable level of commitment to both their organization and their studies,” said George Muellner, Vice Chairman of the Board for Aerospace Education. “These two recipients are well-deserving of this award, illustrating great leadership and talent that have set them apart from their peers.”

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