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Military Scholarships

Here are some of the Military scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

WOSL Scholarship Awards

Scholarship awards are based upon the decisions of the Scholarship Committee of the Women's Overseas Service League Board of Directors. Scholarships average $500.00 to $1000.00 annually and may be renewed for a second year if the recipient maintains and reports satisfactory progress as delineated in the scholarship award criteria. Scholarship awards may be granted to women who Are committed to advancement in military or other public service careers. Have demonstrated such commitment through life experiences. Have successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester (or 18 quarter) hours of study in any institution of higher education with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Are admitted for study in an institution of higher learning in a program leading to an academic degree (Associate Degree or higher). The program may be professional or technical in nature. Agree to enroll for a minimum of six semester (or nine quarter) hours of study each academic period. Agree to maintain academic standards. Applicants must complete the Scholarship Application form in its entirety and include all documentation, including resume, transcripts, essays and references as specified on the application form.

Navy ROTC Scholarships

These scholarships are for outstanding young men and women enrolled in the ROTC program. This program is offered in cooperation with Northwestern University. Prospective candidates must be admitted to Loyola by February 15. For more information, contact LT Michael Charnota, USN at: 847.491.2041. Students who receive an ROTC scholarship are also awarded a grant by Loyola to be used for room and board expenses. Students must file the FAFSA to be considered for this grant. ROTC benefits are incorporated into students' total aid eligibility. Eligibility for other types of educational assistance may be impacted as a result of receiving ROTC benefits.

The Al Ponte Graduate Scholarship Award

Mr. Albano F. Ponte is a vital part of AFIO's "legion of merit," through active participation and time, talent and funds donated to AFIO programs and development. His generous financial donations make this scholarship possible. Eligibility: Students who are going to graduate school, focusing on International Relations and/or Intelligence, and who are either AFIO members, or children (grandchildren) of AFIO members or of serving Intelligence personnel. Non-AFIO members will be considered, so please apply if that is the only aspect an applicant lacks. Award amount is $1,000. For Graduate scholarships, applications must be submitted no earlier than your senior undergraduate year and no later than your second year of graduate studies. Evaluation criteria include merit, character, serious of academic commitment, and relevance of your studies to national security interests and career ambitions. Applications are evaluated by a special AFIO committee. Decisions are final. Tuition grants will be paid directly to the Bursar/Registrar of the University concerned –under NO circumstances will payments be made directly to awardees. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. No Scholarship will be awarded to students attending foreign universities or schools not US-accredited, nor to law, med, or business schools [foreign or domestic].

HORIZONS Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements Applicants must meet the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered. Be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part- time. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits). Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense. Demonstrate financial need. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25. Be a woman. Be a citizen of the United States. Recipients of past awards may apply for future financial assistance. Fields of Study Focus of the scholarship is on the following preferred fields of study: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, cyber security, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, and economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense. Selection Criteria Awards will be based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of objectives, recommendations, and financial need. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, or religion. Women In Defense reserves the right to revise, suspend or discontinue this program without notice. Complete submission packet includes: - Completed application - Three essays - Official academic transcripts - Two recommendation letters - Proof of U.S. Citizenship

The Life's Choices Foundation Graduate Scholarship Awards

This donation from the Morris Family Charitable Corporation provides two $3,500 scholarships to graduate students who are focusing on national security or intelligence studies and who are, or have the intent of, serving in the U.S. Government. Candidates for this scholarship should be personnel serving in government agencies comprising the U.S. Intelligence Community, their children or grandchildren. Non-AFIO members will be considered, so please apply if that is the only aspect an applicant lacks. For Graduate scholarships, applications must be submitted no earlier than your senior undergraduate year and no later than your second year of graduate studies. Evaluation criteria include merit, character, serious of academic commitment, and relevance of your studies to national security interests and career ambitions. Applications are evaluated by a special AFIO committee. Decisions are final. Tuition grants will be paid directly to the Bursar/Registrar of the University concerned –under NO circumstances will payments be made directly to awardees. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. No Scholarship will be awarded to students attending foreign universities or schools not US-accredited, nor to law, med, or business schools [foreign or domestic].

My Alarm Center Student Scholarships

At My Alarm Center, we are proud to support those who are studying to make our neighborhoods a safer place. If you are currently studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice, or a related field, then you are eligible to submit a security-focused essay for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship to put toward your college tuition. How to Apply In 500-1000 words, please answer one of the following essay topics: What have been the most impactful advances in home security over the last five years, and how have the advances contributed to public safety? What is it that initially attracted you to a law enforcement related career, and what do you hope to achieve from this career? Send your double-spaced, 12-point font essay in a Word document with the file name format as "Lastname_Scholarship_Year" to scholarship@myalarmcenter.com and include a cover page with: Name Address Email address Phone number Year in school School School address School phone number Eligibility: You must be studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice, or a related field and also: Be a graduating high school senior or freshman/sophomore in college NOT be related to any My Alarm Center staff or extended family Provide your essay in the format stated above with all the required information Submit your application by the deadline: July 1

Brent Vroman Scholarship of Honor

Special Qualifications: • Recipient must be entering the military or a career in public service (education, firefighter, police officer, nursing, etc.).Other Requirements: • Recipient will also receive a scholarship medal of honor.

Army College Fund

* Individuals must be a High School Diploma Graduate or receive an equivalency certificate through Home Schooling or the National Guard Youth Challenge program * Individuals must score in Test Category I-IIIA of the Armed Forces Qualification Test.

David E. Whitmire Scholarship Fund

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANT CRITERIA 1. Must be a full-time or part-time student . 2. Must be a Graduate or Undergraduate Student at an accredited four-year university in the United States: a.) Undergraduate students who wish to apply must be either a junior or senior. b.) Graduate students who wish to apply must have already competed at least one semester. 3. Must have at least a 3.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average. 4. Must be a declared Criminal Justice, Criminology, police Administration, or Police Science Major (other fields of study are not eligible). 5. Must be a United States Citizen.

Army ROTC Scholarships

These scholarships are for outstanding young men and women enrolled in the ROTC program. This program is offered to Loyola students in cooperation with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prospective candidates must be admitted to Loyola by February 15. For more information, contact Major Tom MacMillin at:773-508-8530; or e-mail: tmacmillin@luc.edu.Students who receive an ROTC scholarship are also awarded a grant by Loyola to be used for room and board expenses. Students must file the FAFSA to be considered for this grant. ROTC benefits are incorporated into students' total aid eligibility. Eligibility for other types of educational assistance may be impacted as a result of receiving ROTC benefits.

AMVETS Scholarships & Tuition Grants

AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.The following scholarships, funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, are awarded annually: * Six $4,000 scholarships for high school seniors ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or at an accredited technical/trade leading to certification or a degree; one selected from each district). * Three $4,000 scholarships for veterans ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or certification/degree from an accredited technical/trade school; no regard for district boundaries). * One $1,000 scholarship for a JROTC high school senior entering any undergraduate programs (no regard for district boundaries).

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