ARAC/TAI is a tax exempt, non-profit organization. Your gift is considered active participation in accomplishing the ARAC/TAI mission: Honoring the accomplishments and perpetuating the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII and developing programs that inspire and motivate youth to achieve success in a chosen career field. Your gift will also enable ARAC/TAI to sustain our programs and initiatives in exciting and positive efforts to inspire youth, appreciate history, and to pursue careers in aviation, science, technology, engineering, math, and other disciplines.
In May 2020, the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc awarded an unprecedented four scholarships to high school graduates Riley Roberts, Teah Scott, Eyananda Ahmed and Yazan Abdella. The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc awarded an unprecedented four scholarships to high school graduates Yazan Abdella, Riley Roberts, Teah Scott, and Eyananda Ahmed. The scholarships were named in honor of three original Tuskegee Airmen with ties to Arizona--the late Colonel William A. Campbell, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Robert Ashby, and Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Asa Herring. Each recipient was awarded $1,500, and they graduated from schools in the cities of Avondale, Chandler, Tolleson, and Yuma, AZ. These stellar graduates had outstanding academic and extra-curricular records of achievements and plan to pursue college with aspirations of careers in medicine, science, and engineering.
ARAC 2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Agua Fria High School
Chandler High School
University High School
Cibola High School
For many years, TAI and ARAC have largely focused on the disciplines of aviation, the sciences, technical, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). However, approximately twenty-five percent of minority high school graduates do not go to college for a number of reasons. Not all students who graduate from high school are ready for college. Some are ready for the workforce as an on-the-job apprentice and later get promoted to Journeyman, and eventually to Master Technician. Many non-STEM disciplines include nursing, construction management, real estate, dietetics & clinical nutrition services, public administration, auto mechanics, cosmetology, electrician, plumbing, photography, printing, and media production. Thus, ARAC scholarships can also assist students in preparation for training in these career fields.
All monetary and in-kind contributions, donations and sponsorships are acknowledged through the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. With your support, the chapter will be able to sustain ARAC'S programs and initiatives. In addition, we can continue to engage effectively in exciting and positive efforts to inspire youth to appreciate history and pursue careers in aviation, aerospace, transportation, technology and the sciences.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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- General Operating Fund
- Colonel William A. Campbell Scholarship Fund
- Ashby-Herring Scholarship Fund
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Please make Checks or Money Orders payable to ARAC/TAI and mail with form to:
ARAC Treasurer, Dr. Nathaniel Carr
3520 Feather Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85234