Gathering of Eagles Foundation

GoE Scholarship Program

Apply to the GOE Scholarship Program

Gathering of Eagles Foundation

Founded in 2006, the Gathering of Eagles (GOE) Foundation Scholarship program supports future military leaders by investing in their higher education. 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.

Applications for the 2017 scholarship programs are now open and will close in February 2017.

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. The JROTC scholarship includes a $1,000.00 cash prize as well as an invitation to attend the annual GOE Week events at Maxwell AFB, AL. 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.

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

Any AFROTC cadet 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.

Any high school senior in good standing (as defined by the public school system) enrolled in any JROTC program in the state of Alabama may apply for the GOE JROTC Scholarship program.

Criteria

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 GOE Scholarship announcement will be published in the fall. Applications will be due in early spring.

Expectations

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

2016

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

2015

  • 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

2014

  • 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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

  • Cadet Nathan Smithers University of Georgia - AFROTC Detachment 160

2009

  • Cadet Xavier Furlong Montana State University - AFROTC Detachment 40

2008

  • Cadet David Steinour Penn State University AFROTC Detachment 720

2007

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

2006

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