About the Falcon Foundation
A group of prominent retired Air Force officers organized the Falcon Foundation in 1958, three years after the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) admitted its first class.
The Falcon Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit foundation. Its purpose is to provide scholarships to Junior College or private preparatory schools for motivated young people seeking admission to USAFA and a career in the Air Force.
Although it is a separate organization, the Falcon Foundation works closely with USAFA. Information concerning the Foundation and its scholarship program appears in the USAFA Catalog and can be viewed here on our website.
PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
The Falcon Foundation provides a limited number of highly-motivated young people the opportunity to sharpen their skills for admission to USAFA by providing scholarships at a Junior College or preparatory school especially selected for this purpose.
The Falcon Foundation recognized that many deserving young people, with outstanding potential for an Academy education and a desire for an Air Force career, needed additional academic preparation prior to cadet appointment. The competition for an Academy appointment is intense and those who have not had the best educational opportunities may need to prepare more thoroughly to compete for admission.
The Falcon Foundation endeavors to meet this need within its means through its sustaining program of annual scholarship grants.
FUNDING OF SCHOLARSHIPS
The Falcon Foundation acquires funds necessary to implement the scholarship program from a scholarship endowment. The number of scholarships awarded annually is set by the USAFA Admissions Office and is 100 or less. Contributions and donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the donor and tax exempt to the Foundation. Each scholarship is dedicated in honor of a pioneer in aviation or an individual who is distinguished in aviation or defense.