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Scholarships for Military Children Program

The Scholarships for Military Children program is for unmarried dependents under the age of 23 whose parent is on active duty service, guard, or reserve; retired from active duty, guard, or reserve; or who died in the line of service or after retirement. Applicants must have a military identification card and be currently enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS). They must also fill out a two-page application, send official copies of their transcripts, and write a brief essay. Applications can be picked up at your local commissary or online.

These scholarships are based on need and achievement. Applying students, both high school seniors and those in college, must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students are assessed academic achievement, the application essay, work experience, and school activities and community service. Applicants must be enrolled in a four year college or university or be working toward a four-year program while in junior or community college.

Should a student be awarded this scholarship and then either receive an appointment to a United States service academy or receive a full scholarship (tuition, room and board, and books all covered) from another institution, the Scholarship for Military Children can be revoked. This is to ensure that as many students as possible are afforded the chance to attend college.

These scholarships are funded and sponsored by producers and providers of grocery items at military commissaries across the world. At least one scholarship of $1500 will be awarded at each commissary managed by the Defense Commissary Agency; depending on yearly funding and number of applicants, more awards may be given. The Fisher House Foundation, the military’s “Home Away from Home” for the families of ill/injured service members or dependents, administers and underwrites the scholarship program.

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