The Scholarship Book ed Foundation of the First Cavalry Division:

Known Veterans Scholarships: from The Scholarship Book 13th ed
Foundation of the First Cavalry Division:
302 North Main
Capperas Cove TX 76522-1703
Phone: 254-547-6537
E-mail: [email protected]
AMOUNT: $1,000.
DEADLINE(S): None.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to all children of soldiers who died or were
totally and permanently disabled (unable to work for substantial compensation or profit),
as a result of wounds received or disease contracted while serving with 1st Cavalry
Division, US Army in any armed conflict or who died while serving with the 1st Cavalry
Division during peacetime. Also open to children and grandchildren of soldiers of 1st
Cavalry Division, USAF Forward Air Controllers, and A1E pilots and war
correspondents who served in designated qualifying units involved in battles of Ia Drang
valley during the period November 3-19, 1965.
HOW TO APPLY: Send SASE to Secretary for an application for registration as an
eligible recipient.
RENEWABLE: Yes, up to 4 years.
CONTACT: Dennis E. Webster, Secretary.
Hawaii Community Foundation (Eira Yamada Memorial Scholarship):
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 808-537-6333 or 888-731-3863
Fax: 808-521-6286
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.hcf-hawaii.org
AMOUNT: Not listed.
DEADLINE(S): March 1st.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Must be a direct descendant of WWII Veterans of the
100th 442nd MIS or 1399th units; plan to enroll fulltime as undergraduate or graduate
students at an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university; and demonstrate financial
need, good moral character, ad academic achievement with 2.7 minimum GPA.
Applicants do not have to be residents of Hawaii.
HOW TO APPLY: Send application; 2 letters of recommendation; name of Veteran ad
relationship to applicant; and a short essay on one of the following topics: “The Values I
Have Learned from my Japanese Forefathers” or your personal reflections on some of the
stories in the book Japanese Eyes, American Hearts or similar material related to
Japanese American experience during WWII.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (Scholarships to Sons and Daughters of Marines):
P.O. Box 3008
Princeton NJ 08543-3008
Phone: 800-292-7777 or 609-921-3534
Fax: 609-452-2259
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.mcsf.com
AMOUNT: $500-10,000.
DEADLINE(S): March 1st for graduating high school seniors, April 15th for all other
applicants.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to sons/daughters of current or former Marines,
Navy Corpsmen who have served with the Marines: grandchildren of US Marines who
served with the 4th Marine Division during WWII and is/was a member of their
association or a US Marine who served with the 6th Marine Division during WWII and
is/was a member of their association. Preference is given to applicant whose parent was
wounded or killed in action. Applicants must be seniors in high school, or graduated from
high school, or enrolled at an accredited college or vocational school. Parents combined
income cannot exceed $63,000 (adjusted if more than one family member is eligible)
HOW TO APPLY: See website www.mcsf.org or write for application. NO PHONE
requests. A certificate of service showing “character of service” or a grandparent
honorable discharge, transcripts from high school or colleges attended; a 300-word essay
on a subject chosen each year, and a photograph must accompany application.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply; up to 4 awards.
CONTACT: Katie Griffin Hand, 866-496-5462.
Military Order of the Purple Heart (Sons, Daughters, and Grandchildren Scholarship
Program):
National Headquarters
5413-B Backlick Road
Springfield VA 22151
Phone: 703-642-5360
Fax: 703-642-2054
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://purpleheart.org
AMOUNT: $3,000.
DEADLINE(S): February 19th.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to recipients of the Purple Heart and their
children, step children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who are direct
descendants of either a lifetime member or a current annual member who was in good
standing at the time of death or a Veteran killed in action who did not have the
opportunity to join the MOPH. MOPH members in good standing or a Purple Heart
recipient must be a citizen of the US, a graduate or upcoming graduate of an accredited
high school, 2.75 GPA or greater, accepted or enrolled in a full-time college, university
or trade school. Academic achievement community service, school activities, financial
need and recommendations are considered, and accepted by or enrolled as a fulltime
student (12 hours or more) at a US college university or trade school at the time the
scholarship is awarded.
HOW TO APPLY: See website or National Headquarters for an application; submit with
transcripts a 200-300 word essay explaining “what Americanism means to me” proof of
the Purple Heart award, copy of birth certificate, 2 letters of recommendation. $10 check
or money order for an application fee.
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 4-8.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply; maximum 3 years.
CONTACT: MOPH headquarters or Jim Sims, Chair of scholarship committee, 360-4328195, [email protected]
Naval Reserve Association
1619 King Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Phone: 703-548-5800
Fax: 703-683-3647
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.navy-reserve.org
AMOUNT: Varies.
DEADLINE(S): May 1st.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to children of current active members.
HOW TO APPLY: Contact by email or phone to request application.
NUMBER OF AWARDS: Varies.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply.
CONTACT: Bob Lyman.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (Admiral Mike Boorda Scholarship Program)
875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225
Arlington VA 22203
Phone: 703-696-4960
Website: www.nmcrs.org/education
AMOUNT: $2,000.
DEADLINE(S): May 1st.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to students in the Marine Enlisted
Commissioning Program. Based on financial need; minimum 2.0 GPA.
HOW TO APPLY: See website for application. Applications must be viewed and
endorsed by commanding officer.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply; maximum of 4 years.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (Dependents of Deceased Service Members
Scholarship)
875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225
Arlington VA 22203
Phone: 703-696-4960
Website: www.nmcrs.org/education
AMOUNT: $3,000.
DEADLINE(S): March 1st.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to dependent children of retired deceased
service members and service members who died while on active duty. Must be pursuing
full time undergraduate studies at a postsecondary, vocational, or technical institution
participates in the US Department of Education Title IV financial aid programs. Based on
financial need; minimum 2.0 GPA.
HOW TO APPLY: See website for application.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply; maximum of 4 years.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (Pentagon Assistance Fund)
875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225
Arlington VA 22203
Phone: 703-696-4960
Website: www.nmcrs.org/education
AMOUNT: Varies.
DEADLINE(S): 2 Months prior to start of school.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to dependent children and spouses of military
personnel who died as a result of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Must be
pursuing full time undergraduate studies at a postsecondary, vocational, or technical
institution participates in the US Department of Education Title IV financial aid
programs. Based on financial need; minimum 2.0 GPA.
HOW TO APPLY: Contact NMCRs headquarters.
RENEWABLE: Yes. New application is required for each academic year; maximum of 4
years.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (Spouse Tuition Aid Program Overseas Only)
875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225
Arlington VA 22203
Phone: 703-696-4960
Website: www.nmcrs.org/education
AMOUNT: 50% tuition for on-base programs, maximum $1,500 for undergraduate and
$1,750 for graduate programs.
DEADLINE(S): Varies from term to term.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to spouses who reside outside of the 50 United
States with their active duty service member sponsor. Must be pursuing full time
undergraduate studies at a postsecondary, vocational, or technical institution participates
in the US Department of Education Title IV financial aid programs. Based on financial
need; minimum 2.0 GPA.
HOW TO APPLY: Contact NMCRs office in your area for an application form and
information about deadlines.
RENEWABLE: Yes, by term (5/6 terms in 1 year).
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (USS Cole Memorial Fund)
875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225
Arlington VA 22203
Phone: 703-696-4960
Website: www.nmcrs.org/education
AMOUNT: Varies.
DEADLINE(S): 2 months prior to the start of school.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to dependent children and spouses of crew
members who died May 17th 1987. Must be pursuing full-time undergraduate studies at a
postsecondary, vocational, or technical institution participates in the US Department of
Education Title IV financial aid programs. Based on financial need; minimum 2.0 GPA.
HOW TO APPLY: Dependent Children see website, Spouses Contact NMCRs
headquarters.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply; maximum of 4 years.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (USS Stark Memorial Fund)
875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225
Arlington VA 22203
Phone: 703-696-4960
Website: www.nmcrs.org/education
AMOUNT: Varies.
DEADLINE(S): March 1st
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to dependent children and spouses of crew
members who died May 17th 1987. Must be pursuing full-time undergraduate studies at a
postsecondary, vocational, or technical institution participates in the US Department of
Education Title IV financial aid programs. Based on financial need; minimum 2.0 GPA.
HOW TO APPLY: Dependent Children see website, Spouses Contact NMCRs
headquarters.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply; maximum of 4 years.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (USS Tennessee Scholarship Fund)
875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225
Arlington VA 22203
Phone: 703-696-4960
Website: www.nmcrs.org/education
AMOUNT: $2,000.
DEADLINE(S): March 1st.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to dependent children of active duty and retired
service members who are serving on or who have served aboard the USS Tennessee.
Students must be pursuing full-time undergraduate studies at a postsecondary, vocational,
or technical institution participates in the US Department of Education Title IV financial
aid programs. Based on financial need; minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
HOW TO APPLY: See website for application.
RENEWABLE: Yes. New application is required for each academic year; maximum of 4
years.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (Vice Admiral E.P. Travers Scholarship and Loan
Program)
875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225
Arlington VA 22203
Phone: 703-696-4960
Website: www.nmcrs.org/education
AMOUNT: $2,000.
DEADLINE(S): March 1st.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to dependent children of active duty and retired
service members as well as spouses of active duty. Must be pursuing full-time
undergraduate studies at a postsecondary, vocational, or technical institution participates
in the US Department of Education Title IV financial aid programs. Based on financial
need; minimum 2.0 GPA.
HOW TO APPLY: See website for application. Note: only 1 application is needed for
both scholarship and loan.
RENEWABLE: Yes. New application is required for each academic year; maximum of 4
years.
Navy Wives Clubs of America (Judith Houpt Scholarship)
534 Madrona Street
Chula Vista CA 91910
AMOUNT: $1,000.
DEADLINE(S): May 30th.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to children of enlisted members of the US
Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard who are on active duty, retired with pay, or
deceased. Must demonstrate financial need; be of reasonably sound scholastic standing,
ad of good moral character. Must have a valid dependent’s ID card.
HOW TO APPLY: Must be previously approved for admission to an accredited school.
Submit application with transcript, Privacy Act Statement sheet, and essay. Send SASE
(business size) to the National President for complete information.
RENEWABLE: Yes, up to 5 years.
CONTACT: Denise Johnson, National President.
Navy Wives Clubs of America (Poolozzi Member’s Scholarship)
534 Madrona Street
Chula Vista CA 91910
AMOUNT: $1,000.
DEADLINE(S): May 30th
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to children of enlisted members of the US
Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard who are on active duty, retired with pay, or
deceased who are high school graduates or high school students or GED certificate
holders expecting to attend college, or high school graduate vocational or business school
full time or who are currently enrolled in undergraduate college and expect to continue in
full-time undergraduate program or college graduates or college seniors expecting to
graduate next year. Must demonstrate financial need; be of reasonably sound scholastic
standing, ad of good moral character. Must have a valid dependent’s ID card.
HOW TO APPLY: Must be previously approved for admission to an accredited school.
Submit application with transcript, Privacy Act Statement sheet, and essay. Send SASE
(business size) to the National President for complete information.
RENEWABLE: Yes, up to 5 years.
CONTACT: Denise Johnson, National President.
Navy Wives Clubs of America (NMCGG Enlisted Dependent Spouse Scholarship)
39743 Clements Way
Murrieta CA 92563-4021
AMOUNT: $1,000.
DEADLINE(S): May 30th
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to children of enlisted members of the US
Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard who are on active duty, retired with pay, or
deceased. Must demonstrate financial need; be of reasonably sound scholastic standing,
ad of good moral character. Must have a valid dependent’s ID card.
HOW TO APPLY: Must be previously approved for admission to an accredited school.
Submit application with transcript, Privacy Act Statement sheet, and essay. Send SASE
(business size) to the National President for complete information.
RENEWABLE: Yes, up to 5 years.
CONTACT: Susan Quinn, Director.
Navy Wives Clubs of America (NWCA Scholarship)
1644A Jana Court
Norfolk VA 23503
Phone: 757-521-0844
AMOUNT: $1,000.
DEADLINE(S): May 30th
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to children of enlisted members of the US
Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard who are on active duty, retired with pay, or
deceased. Must demonstrate financial need; be of reasonably sound scholastic standing,
ad of good moral character. Must have a valid dependent’s ID card.
HOW TO APPLY: Must be previously approved for admission to an accredited school.
Submit application with transcript, Privacy Act Statement sheet, and essay. Send SASE
(business size) to the National President for complete information.
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 41 per year.
RENEWABLE: Yes. Up to 5 years.
CONTACT: Susan Quinn, Director.
New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (POW/MIA Dependents
Scholarship)
P.O. Box 340
Attn: DVP, Grants & Aids
Freehold NJ 08625-0340
Phone: 609-530-6854
AMOUNT: Tuition.
DEADLINE(S): October 1st; March 1st.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to New Jersey residents who are dependent
children of U.S. Military personnel who were officially declared POW or MIA after
January 1st 1960. For Undergraduate tuition at any accredited public or independent
college or university in New Jersey.
HOW TO APPLY: Contact New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for
an application.
Noncommissioned Officers Association Scholarships
10635 1H 35 N
San Antonio TX 78233
Phone: 210-653-6161
Website: http:// www.ncoausa.org
AMOUNT: $900-$1,000.
DEADLINE(S): March 31st.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to spouses and children (under 25) of members.
Must attend a 4-year undergraduate college. Based on academic achievement and a sense
of patriotism.
HOW TO APPLY: Contact NCOA for an application. Submit with an essay on
Americanism: 2 letters of recommendation from school, an autobiography (handwritten),
a personal letter of recommendation from a non-relative, a transcript, ad a copy of ACT
or SAT scores.
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 15: 9 $900 academic awards to children; 4 academic awards
to spouses; and 2 $1,000 grants (1 for best essay and 1 for best high school academic
record).
RENEWABLE: Yes. Must be full-time student (15 semester hours), minimum “B”
average, and remain spouse or child of current NCOA member.
Second Marine Division Association
P.O. Box 8180
Camp Lejeune NC 28547-8180
Phone: 910-451-3167
Fax: 910-451-3167
AMOUNT: $1,000 per year.
DEADLINE(S): April 1st
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Must be an unmarried dependent son, daughter or
grandchild of an individual who has served in the 2nd Marine Division or a unit attached
to the Division. At the time of application the applicant must be a senior in high school; a
high school graduate; or currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college
or vocational/technical school. An academic average of minimum 2.5 GPA is also
required for consideration. The applicant’s family income should not normally exceed
$42,000 for the taxable year preceding the school year for which assistance is requested.
HOW TO APPLY: Write or call for an application.
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 35.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must stay enrolled and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
CONTACT: Chuck Van Horne.
Society of Daughters of the US Army (Roberts, Wagner, Pickett, Simpson, and DUSA
Scholarships)
11804 Grey Birch Place
Springfield VA 20191
AMOUNT: $1,000.
DEADLINE(S): March 1st.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: For undergraduate study. Open to daughters and
granddaughters (including step or adopted) of career 9WO 1-5 or commissioned officers
of the US Army who are currently on active duty, or who retired from active duty after at
least 20 years of active service, or who died on active duty or after eligible retirement. US
Army must have been the officer’s primary occupation. Must have minimum 3.0 GPA;
demonstrate need.
HOW TO APPLY: SASE between November 1st and March 1st to request application;
must include officer’s name, rank, component (active, reserve, retired), inclusive dates of
service, and relationship to applicant. Application must include transcript, SAT/ACT
scores, school and community activities, 3 references, resume, and essay on subject.
NUMBER OF AWARDS: About 8.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply.
Tailhook Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 26626
San Diego CA 92196-0626
Phone: 800-322-4665
Website: www.tailhook.org/foundation.htm
AMOUNT: $2,000.
DEADLINE(S): March 15th
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant of parent must have served in the Navy,
Marine Corps, or Coast Guard as an aviator, flight officer, or designated air-crewman or
served aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier in any capacity.
HOW TO APPLY: Download application or send SASE to the address above.
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 45.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply.
CONTACT: Foundation Administrator.
Third Marine Division Association (Memorial Scholarship Fund)
15727 Vista Dr.
Dumfries VA 22025-1810
Phone: 972-247-6549
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.caltrap.com
AMOUNT: $$500-1,500.
DEADLINE(S): April 15th.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to dependent, unmarried child (including
adopted) age 16-23 (first time applicants); maximum age of 26 for continuing
scholarships) for undergraduates study (some trade schools may apply) in the US or
Canada. Sponsoring parent must be a member of the association in good standing for at
least 2 years prior to receipt of the first application and must continue membership for
entire period of the dependents assistance.
HOW TO APPLY: See website.
NUMBER OF AWARDS: Varies.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply; up to 4-years; must maintain a 2.0 average GPA or
higher.
CONTACT: MGySgt. James G. Kyser, USMC (Ret.), Secretary, Memorial Scholarship
Fund.
US Submarine Veterans INC
P.O. Box 3870
Silverdale WA 98303-3870
Phone: 877-542-3483
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ussui.org
AMOUNT: $750-$1,000.
DEADLINE(S): April 15th.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Sponsor must be qualified in submarines and a
member in good standing of a base or a member-at-large. Student may be child,
stepchild, or grandchild, who is attending college or in senior year of high school,
maximum age of 23.
HOW TO APPLY: Request application from USSUI Scholarship chairman, 30 Surrey
Lane, Norwich, CT 06360-6541 (860-889-4750; e-mail, [email protected]).
NUMBER OF AWARDS: Approximately 16 (14 $750; 2 $1,000).
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply.
CONTACT: Paul Orstad, USSUI Scholarship Chairman.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (Military Family Scholarship)
VFW Building
406 West 34th Street
Kansas City MO 64111
Phone: 816-968-1117
Fax: 816-968-1149
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.vfw.org
AMOUNT: $3,000
DEADLINE(S): December 31st
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to VFW members, spouses, and children. Must
be currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within 36 months before
deadline.
HOW TO APPLY: See website for student entry form. Submit with essay (theme
selected each year). Entry must be delivered to a local participating VFW Post (see
website for a list of posts or call 816-968-1117).
RENEWABLE: No.
VMFA/VMF/VMF(N)-531 (Gray Ghost Scholarship Program)
12033 Blue Diamond Court
San Diego CA 92131
Phone: 858-547-0878
Email: [email protected]
AMOUNT: $1,000.
DEADLINE(S): March 1st.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to undergraduate students who are children or
grandchildren of former members of the Marine Corps Squadron VMF/VMF(N) or
VMFA-531. The living or deceased parent or grandparent must have received an
honorable discharge from the USMC. Gross family income shouldn’t exceed
$54,000/year.
HOW TO APPLY: Contact for nomination procedures.
RENEWABLE: Yes, must reapply.
CONTACT: Roy Alan Pearson.