Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Education Assistance Program

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated™ is a unique organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of African American Veterans whose service during World War II demonstrated to America that the criteria for responsible citizenship are character and achievement rather than ethnic origin. Although incorporated in Washington, D.C., the organization consists of many chapters and a National Museum at Moton Field, AL. The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation is located in Los Angeles, CA. Each year the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation grants scholarship awards to deserving young men and women. Each year the number of available scholarship awards is directly related to income received from investments. The $1,500.00 awards are for one year only.

The Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. has established the Educational Assistance Program (EAP), for $1,500 for students or the Dr. Perez Award, $1,500 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.

Website: Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Educational Assistance Program
Application: Download Here

Scholarship Qualifications:

  • High School Senior (class of 2021)
  • Unweighted GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Plan to attend a regionally accredited two or four-year college or university
  • ACT composite of 18 or higher and/or SAT equivalent.

Applicants should exemplify:

  • 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.

Additional Information/ Important Reminders:

  1. Completed application (linked here)
  2. High school transcript, evidencing a minimum 2.75 GPA
  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 (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach or other school officials
  6. Two (2) letters of recommendation from a community leader, faith leader or other non-academic, non-family member.

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No
For scholarship inquiries contact: Please notify the following individual via email that the application has been mailed: Charlie Richardson, CMS (RET) USAF at