AFAS 2019 Annual Report

BUILDING HIS FUTURE An Airman’s son works toward a career in communications.

Because of his dad’s many years of service in the Air Force, CJ’s experience within the Air Force community has always been one of support and giving back to others. “Ecstatic” upon learning that he was a recipient of the education grant, CJ sees it as another way the Air Force supports its own. The Hap Arnold Education Grant has helped to make CJ’s future one without student loan debt. For that, he thanks those who have donated to AFAS. “The support means a lot to me and my family. We consider it a very gracious gift,” he said. He now has more leeway in the future, not having to worry about money after graduation. “THE SUPPORT MEANS A LOT TO ME AND MY FAMILY. WE CONSIDER IT A VERY GRACIOUS GIFT.”

CJ May is a fresh- man at Delaware State University, graduating in 2023 with a degree in mass communica- tions. When he was planning to apply for college, CJ was

concerned with how expensive pursuing his higher educational goals would be. Wanting a good education, and having limited financial resources, CJ’s mom told him to apply for the General Henry “Hap” Arnold Education Grant. The Hap Arnold Education Grant is a centerpiece of AFAS education programs. A competitive grant with need-based criteria, the grant weighs family income and education costs. CJ’s dad, Colonel Christopher May, has been an Airman since before CJ was born. “That’s just how I grew up. I’m really proud of it,” he said of his dad’s service. “I cherish the fact that he’s doing something for us and our country.”

While still early in his education, CJ plans to work in public relations or marketing after graduation.

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