Laura W. Bush Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren (unmarried, under age 24 at time of deadline) of:
(1) members or former members of the Submarine Force who have qualified in submarines and have served in the Submarine Force for at least eight years; or of
(2) Navy members who have served in submarine support activities (e.g., submarine bases, tenders, and rescue vessels) for a minimum of ten years.

These years of service need not be consecutive. Qualifying time must have been served on active duty; time served as a Naval Academy or NROTC midshipman, in “Boot Camp”, or as a member of the inactive or Selected Naval Reserve cannot be used to establish eligibility.
The time in service requirement may be waived for qualified submariners who have been medically retired or medically discharged from the Navy due to injury or illness which occurred in the line of duty.

There is no minimum period of service for children of personnel who died while on active duty in the Submarine Force.


- High school senior or college student
- Child or stepchild of member or former member of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force
- Unmarried on March 15
- Under age 24 on March 15
- Scholar must attend a four year accredited college or university and intend to work toward a BS or BA degree

Sponsor must meet one (1) of the following requirements:
- Sponsor must be qualified in submarines and served on active duty in the Submarine Force for a minimum of 8 years.
- Sponsor must have served on active duty in submarine support activities for a minimum of 10 years.

Additional Criteria
- Service years do not need to be consecutive.
- Student is eligible if his or her Sponsor died on active duty while serving in the Submarine Force.
- Time in service requirement may be waived by DSF if Sponsor qualified in submarines and was medically discharged or retired due to injury or illness which occurred in the line of duty.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,


Num Awards: 1

Min Award:

Max Award:

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Dolphin Scholarship Foundation
4966 Euclid Road, Suite 109
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Contact Person:

Phone: (757) 671-3200, ext. 111

Fax: (757) 671-3330