Scholarship Committee Member - 2001 to 2019

Born in Washington State on 1/24/1947, Larry passed away quietly at home in Tampa, Florida after a long battle with cancer on 4/25/2020. We wish to honor Larry in a special way with an additional commemorative scholarship established for teens on their way to higher learning and dedicated to athletics or to a career in the construction industry. Larry was a big sports fan, having played football throughout his teen years and later semi-pro baseball. After attending San Jose State, Larry took a job at the San Jose Mercury News as circulation manager before beginning his career at the Santa Clara Valley Contractors Association where he worked for over 30 years. Larry served as an Army Ranger in Vietnam. He truly enjoyed sharing his story with all teens that came through the foundation office doors seeking a scholarship. A tough guy, with a big heart! Donations on his behalf can be sent to the Air Systems Foundation, 521 Charcot Ave. Ste. 101, San Jose, CA 95131.

Larry Gates 

1/24/1947 to 4/25/2020

Scholarships & Grants

Our 2021 scholarship season concluded with 11 well-deserved students receiving scholarships.  "Thank you to the Foundation for giving me this scholarship. I am honored and grateful. I look forward to continuing with my athletics in college and I know it will open doors for me.  This scholarship will help me to cover college costs so I can do my best in the classroom and on the athletic field." David Jackson - 2020 Winner, De Anza College, Sports Management/Marketing Major.  Click Here for an additional heart felt testimonial from one of our 2020 recipients. The success of this program can only be measured by the generous donations of individuals and organizations like yours which keeps these essential community projects alive.

We continue to focus on touching these students’ lives directly through our Academic Scholarship program. Part of our

goal is to unleash this talent by providing educational opportunities. Our scholarship committee is dedicated and

hands-on, reviewing every application and then meeting individually face-to-face with each scholarship finalist. 

We are amazed at our youth and future leaders as they astound us with stories of endurance,

dedication and perseverance to attend an institution of higher education.

Academic Scholarships

All Scholarship applications should be submitted electronically this year and are due NO LATER THAN MAY 5th with all required attachments. See steps below.

STEP 1: Each of the following items must be ATTACHED to your appropriate application.

A) New Applicants:

1. Official transcript for the last 3 quarters/semesters

2. Copy of SAT or ACT scores - if available.

3. 3 recommendation letters from teacher and/or advisor

4. Your essay

5. Your photo

6. Click button below for "New Applicants" application 


B) Past Recipients:

1. Current Official College Transcript

2. Recommendation letter from 1 professor/advisor

3. Your essay

4. Your photo

5. Click button below for "Past Recipients" application

STEP 2: Submit application to the following email:  You should receive email confirmation of receipt within 24 hours.

If you do not, please contact us immediately.

We also suggest you send completed applications and attachments via US Mail to our address below.

Please call our office at (408) 428-0428 ext.14.
Air Systems Foundation, Inc.

521 Charcot Ave., Ste. 101

San Jose, CA 95131



The Air Systems Foundation, Inc. passionately supports our children and welcomes your interest.  Grants to all children’s organizations and community programs are limited at this time. Each request will be considered depending on immediate needs and funds available within the current year. We are not currently accepting grant applications.

For more information, please call our office at 

(408) 428-0428 ext.14.
Air Systems Foundation, Inc.

521 Charcot Ave., Ste. 101

San Jose, CA 95131

The success of the Air Systems Foundation would not be possible without the loyal support and direct participation of our local business partners, corporations, families and entire community. 90% of all the donations received are been PUT INTO ACTION within the current year, helping children in our community right now! To date, donor generosity has allowed us to place over $2.7 million into the hands of those that deserve it the most - our children.


It is important for us to honor our community and those that donated and continue to donate on a regular basis 

to the Air Systems Foundation. We truly appreciate your interest in making a charitable donation to the KIDS.



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