Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Two Scholarships for Military Children
Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation
Wings over America Scholarship Foundation established in 1987, provides college scholarships to dependent children and spouses of all Naval Aviation Commands, with at least eight years of active duty service in a Naval Air Forces Command, or a subordinate command- officer and enlisted - active duty, retired or deceased,
Prequalification forms for the 2008 Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation have been posted online: http://www.wingsoveramerica.us/WOASF_Applications.htm
Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic merit and community service.
DECA Scholarships: Commissaries now accepting applications for 2008 Scholarships for Military Children
Applications for the Defense Commissary Agency’s 2008 Scholarships for Military Children Program are available now in commissaries worldwide or online at http://www.militaryscholar.org/about/about.shtml
The $1,500 scholarships are available to unmarried children under the age of 21 (or 23, if enrolled in school) of military active-duty, retired, and Guard and Reserve service members. Most of the funds are donated by manufacturers, brokers and suppliers that sell groceries in commissaries, and every dollar donated to the program by industry or the general public goes to fund the scholarships. The program is administered by the Fisher House Foundation.
- Eligibility is determined using the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are enrolled in the DEERS database and have a current ID card.
- The applicant must be planning to attend, or already attending, an accredited college or university full-time in the fall of 2008, or enrolled in a program of studies designed to transfer directly into a four-year program.
- Applicants must submit an essay arguing for or against the following statement: “Every able-bodied citizen should be required to serve a two-year period of time in the military. Why or why not?”
- Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business on Feb. 20, 2008. At least one scholarship will be awarded at every commissary location with qualified applicants.