Augsburg Scholarship

History

The Augsburg Memorial Scholarship was named for Fred and Susan Augsburg by the members of the ASMC Aviation Chapter as a lasting beneficial memorial to their friends. The couple was vibrant, outgoing, fun-loving individuals, and true professionals in their jobs.  Tragically, in February 1987, they were killed in a traffic accident in Lexington, Kentucky. A drunk driver crossed the centerline and struck Fred & Susan while they were jogging.  Both died from their injuries.

Fred was born in Berea, Kentucky.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky in 1976, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1976 assigned to the Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD), Wright-Patterson AFB.

Fred entered Federal Civil Service in September 1980 as a Financial Manager, Propulsion Systems Program Office, ASD.  Following additional assignments in ASD, he was promoted to Deputy Comptroller, 2750th Air Base Wing in August 1984.  In November 1986, Fred was named Deputy Director of Cost, Air Force Logistics Command.  Fred was named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America in 1985 and received numerous performance awards during his career.  He was married to Susan Augsburg.

Susan was born in Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Belmont High School in 1973.  She entered the Federal Civil Service in September 1973 as a clerk/stenographer in the Directorate of Programs and Budget, ASD.  In March of 1985, she was reassigned and promoted to the Comptroller’s Training Assistant.  She received numerous performance awards during her career.

About the Scholarship

The Augsburg Scholarship is funded by both CFC and individual donations and managed by the American Society of Military Comptrollers, Aviation Chapter, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.  100% of contributions go towards the scholarships, with no administrative costs. 

The Augsburg Scholarship Fund promotes education and training through scholarships for graduating high school seniors and continuing college students who live in or attend school in Southwest Ohio, and are majoring in accounting, financial management and related courses of study.

The two High School scholarships awarded at the local chapter are $1,000 per year for a total of $2,000 to deserving high school seniors graduating each year, who plan to pursue a college degree in the specified areas of study.  The two College Continuing Education scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each to deserving continuing college students pursuing a degree in the specified areas of study.

How to Apply

For Augsburg Memorial Scholarship information, contact Mrs. JoAnne Wills at (937) 904-3939.

If you would like to apply for the Augsburg Memorial Scholarship, please download the appropriate application below.

High School
Application
Instructions

College Continuing Education
Application
Requirements/Instructions

Mail applications to:
ASMC Aviation Chapter
ATTN: JoAnne Wills
1269 Ponderosa Ct
Fairborn, OH 45324

All applications must be received by 12 March 2021.