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Chairman of the Board

William "Buck" Kernan

Board of Directors

Tommy Bolton

Steve England

Dr. Larry Keen

Shawn Mateer

Garland Woolfolk


Mike Lynch


Kristi Ellison


Caroline Stokes

Immediate Past President

Billy J. Buckner

Board of Directors and Officers

Patriot Foundation Funded Scholarships

These scholarships are specifically for the children of XVIII Airborne Corps (non-divisional) Soldiers who were killed or wounded while serving supporting the Global War on Terror.

If you are eligible or want more information please click here

Application Deadlines


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 XVIII Airborne Corps to include:

  XVIIIth ABC HHBN       44th MED BDE             20th ENG BDE           35th Signal BDE 

    16th MP BDE              108th ADA BDE             525th BfSB            82nd Sustainment BDE

3rd Expeditionary Sustainment  Command 


To be eligible the student's Sponsor must have served in one of these units since 11SEP2001.

Although the 82nd Airborne is a Corps Unit it is not an eligible unit. The 82nd has a scholarship specifically for 82nd dependents.

Serving Those Who Serve

Application Acceptance Period

18 Jan 2016-31 March 2016

Application Review

1 Apr 2016-14 May 2016

Award Notification

16 May 2016

Funds Dispersed

June-Aug 2016