Gathering of Eagles Foundation

Future Eagles Scholarship Program

Future Eagles Scholarship Program

Gathering of Eagles Foundation

Founded in 2006, the Gathering of Eagles Foundation has provided Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarships to deserving college students. This year, 2018, eligible students must be in their freshman through junior years, and enrolled in an Alabama AFROTC Detachment. AFROTC Scholarships winners compete through their local detachments, are chosen in coordination with local Detachment faculty through an essay application process, and are honored during the capstone GOE week with the Eagles.

The AFROTC scholarship includes a $2,000.00 cash prize as well as travel expenses to attend the annual GOE Week events at Maxwell AFB, AL. There are no JROTC scholarships being offered in academic year 2018.

The scholarship winners receive much more than just funding. Our program unites Airpower heroes, leaders and innovators with the next generation of Airpower advocates by creating an environment to share personal experiences, successes and failures to make a significant impact in the military.



Alabama AFROTC cadets, in their Freshman through Junior years, in good standing (as defined by the educational institution) enrolled in AS 200, AS 250, AS 300, and AS 350, as well as any cadet in good standing enrolled in the Marion Military Institute, may apply for the GOE AFROTC Scholarship program.


On what basis are GOE Scholarship winners selected?

  • Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses
  • Educational ambitions
  • Record of military service and/or community impact
  • Record of personal achievement
  • Demonstration of service to others in the community
  • Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community
  • Leadership potential

Details about the Application

The application consists of a one-page biography and a three (3) page essay. The essay prompt varies each year, but it will explore possible future Eagles and military leadership. The application must be submitted through your AFROTC Detachment Commander or the Senior JROTC instructor at your high school.

The 2018 GOE Scholarship announcement can be accessed here.


The GOE Foundation funds scholarships for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) cadets throughout the United States and for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets in the state of Alabama.

AY2017 GOE Scholarship OI AFROTC (PDF)

AY2017 GOE Scholarship OI JROTC (PDF)

Past Recipients


  • Cadet Cristela Rochell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, AFROTC Detachment 590
  • Cadet Madeline Worth, Texas A&M University, AFROTC Detachment 805


  • Cadet Connor Amundson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, AFROTC Detachment 415


  • Cadet Brandon Kauling, St Louis University, AFROTC Detachment 207
  • Cadet Mitchell Riley, Utah Valley University, AFROTC Detachment 855
  • Cadet William Tremblay, Western New England University, AFROTC Detachment 370


  • Cadet Kenneth Fulton, Texas A&M University, AFROTC Detachment 805
  • Cadet Evan Yanagihara, Cal State University, Sacremento, AFROTC Detachment 88
  • Patrick Motley, Prattville High School, Air Force JROTC Unit AL-951


  • Cadet David Buehler, University of New Mexico, AFROTC Detachment 510
  • Cadet Anne Hermann, Valdosta State University, AFROTC Detachment 172


  • Cadet Kaitlyn Berthy, Ohio State University, Detachment 645
  • Cadet Sara Miles, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Detachment 028


  • Cadet Katherine Branyon, University of Florida, AFROTC Detachment 150


  • Cadet Nathan Smithers University of Georgia - AFROTC Detachment 160


  • Cadet Xavier Furlong Montana State University - AFROTC Detachment 40


  • Cadet David Steinour Penn State University AFROTC Detachment 720


  • Cadet Kevin Van Dam AFROTC Det 028, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Cadet Holly J. Gramkow AFROTC Det 695, University of Portland


  • Cadet Amanda D. Stratman University of Missouri-Rolla - AFROTC Det 442