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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.

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.

Medal of Honor Scholarship

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, in partnership with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation, are pleased to announce the establishment of the “Medal of Honor” scholarship fund. This scholarship fund will award an annual scholarship to one outstanding student committed to serving in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps and enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). The four recipients shall exemplify the spirit of courage, selflessness, service to country, and pursuit of academic and military excellence in their academic and military endeavors, and extracurricular activities. Medal of Honor Scholarships of $5,000 each will be presented to outstanding ROTC undergraduate students of the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. The primary criteria for selection will be a candidate’s demonstrated leadership performance and potential, and strong commitment to serve in the United States Armed Forces. Candidates are required to be a United States citizen enrolled in ROTC, be of good moral character, exhibit academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have a demonstrated potential to serve as an officer in the United States Armed Forces. Candidates must be majoring in an academic discipline at an accredited degree-granting four-year college or university in the United States. Candidates must be at least second-year students, enrolled full time as either a sophomore or junior at the time of application.

The Colonel Sully H. De Fontaine Scholarship Award

The Colonel Sully H. de Fontaine award is in honor of Col. de Fontaine's lifetime of service to the country. Eligibility: Students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree with the intent of becoming employed within the U.S. Intelligence Community. Vito W. Paladino, LTC., U.S. Army (Retired) -- A friend of Sully de Fontaine -- established this scholarship in 2010, the first year an award was made. Award continues. *Candidates should, in addition to fitting the profiles immediately above, provide the following application materials (in lieu of materials listed elsewhere in this announcement): a cover letter, Resume, a letter of recommendation, and a photograph. The cover letter should describe, in as much detail as possible,any relevant prior experience as well as the future plans of the applicant to which this grant would be applied. For Undergraduates scholarships, applicants must be entering their sophomore or junior year by the summer. 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.

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

The Peter Jasin AFIO Endowment

The late Peter W. Jasin, a member and generous supporter of AFIO from the early 1980s, who also served as an officer of one of our chapters, established upon his 2009 death a national AFIO scholarship endowment fund to enhance AFIO's educational mission to encourage career development and study in the fields of counterterrorism, homeland security, intelligence, counterintelligence and intelligence-related disciplines. In furtherance of those interests, the Jasin Endowment provides awards of $4,000 each to six applicants. Selected scholarship recipients must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student undertaking a course of study at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education, and must show a history of taking courses in intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or national security studies towards the goal of serving in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for a graduate or undergraduate award. For Undergraduates scholarships, applicants must be entering their sophomore or junior year by the summer. 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]; however, students intending to study in schools of engineering, science, technology and/or show extensive foreign language mastery and/or area knowledge in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, German, Hausa and other sub-Saharan African languages, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Kurdish, Mandarin, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu are strongly encouraged to apply. Colleges need to be regionally accredited.

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.

Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart Award

Recognizes a Command and Staff College (CSC) student who writes the best Master of Military Studies thesis paper as judged by a CSC Awards Committee on depth of scholarship, clarity of presentation, originality of interpretation and applicability to the warfighter. The Marine Corps University Foundation funds the Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart Award through the generous donations from the late Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart, USMC (Ret) and his wife, Mary Helen Nihart, to support advanced professional military education.

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.

Col. Curtis Kekoa (KS ’40) and Nenita Maldonado Kekoa Scholarship

 Minimum GPA 3.0  Demonstrate desire to work in the area of, but not limited to military and/or music  Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community  Financial need may be considered in the selection  One letter of recommendation citing applicants credentials & potential for success  Essay outlining the students eligibility and reasons why they deserve this award  Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) General criteria: • Must be a classified undergraduate student • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, unless specifically noted • Enrolled in a two- or four-year, accredited* college institution in Hawai`i or the continental U.S. • Full-time status, unless specifically noted • Demonstrate interest in Hawaiian language, culture, history • Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community. Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

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