COL (R) Richard W. Ellison 

 As the 18th Airborne Corps Surgeon in 2010, COL(R) Richard W. Ellison, MD was tasked with distributing a contribution from the Patriot Foundation for family members of the 18th Airborne Corps and the ASA was founded. COL(R) Ellison passed away in 2022 and in order to honor his 23 years of military service the ASA Board of Directors voted to award one merit based scholarship per year in his name starting in the 2023 application period.

​Board of Directors and Officers

 ASA Mission Statement

The Mission of the Airborne Scholarship Association is to provide merit based undergraduate school scholarships to the Dependent Family Members of Veterans, Active Duty and Department of the Army Civilians from Units within the 18th Airborne Corps. To be eligible for the Merit Scholarship the student's Sponsor must have served in an 18th Airborne Corps unit after 11SEP2001. If the unit is not under the 18th Airborne Corps now it must have been at the time the Active Duty service member served.

​​Provide scholarships to the children of 18th Airborne Corps (non-divisional) Soldiers and Fort Liberty Soldiers who were killed, wounded or injured while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America supporting the Global War on Terror through the Patriot Foundation Scholarships

*NOTE - The 82nd Airborne has a scholarship for it's dependent family members therefore the 82nd in not an eligible unit*


For Patriot Foundation Scholarship eligibility please click here



Our mission is solely funded by donations. All Donations are Tax Deductible.

​​To mail-in donations click below. Please indicate if you are donating to the ASA General Fund or one of the Honorary Funds

​Secure Pay Pal Donation.

You will receive a tax receipt via email when you donate online.

​​​Airborne Scholarship Association

Charles Lee Guy, Jr. Scholarship

To honor his distinguished service to our country the Airborne Scholarship Association Scholarship (ASA) will award one or more
merit-based scholarships in his name each year starting in 2023. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Guy Family and the Stars & Stripes Celebrity Golf Invitational.

​Serving Those Who Serve

ASA Honorary Merit Scholarships

*This organization is a non-federal entity and has no governmental status. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components.

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Click here to learn more about our Honorees and the Honor Merit Based Scholarships 

If you wish to make a tax deductible donation to an honorary scholarship please see below under Donations.

 Major Al Woodall II Scholarship 

MAJ(R) Al Woodall II has made a generous contribution to the ASA fund. In order to honor his distinguished service to our country and his scholarship contribution, the ASA will award one or more of the merit based scholarships in his name each year ongoing starting in the 2018 application period       

​​​Application Period


Application Review


Award Notification

June 2024

Funds Dispersed

Aug 2024

Chairman of the Board

William "Buck" Kernan

Board of Directors

Steve England

Sandy Ammons

Steve Davis

Joe Allen

Greg Bean


Mike Lynch


Kristi Ellison


Wilmarie Boisvert