Army Scholarships

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

The George and Carol Olmsted Foundation Scholarship

Giving on a national basis. No grants to individuals (except for Olmsted Scholars).

Service Academy Commissioning Awards

One of the highest honors AFCEA bestows, this award is presented annually at the five service academies: the U.S. Air Force, Military, Naval, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Academy. The program was established in the late 1940s to recognize the top graduate from the Department of Electrical Engineering at each academy. The current award is a Chelsea quartz ship's clock, personally engraved with the recipient's name. Each recipient is selected by his or her academy. The U.S. Naval Academy Award was first given in 1949. It was named The Captain Boyd R. Alexander, USN Honor Award in 1980. Named the Brigadier General Boyd Wheeler Bartlett, USA Honor Award in 1981 at the U.S. Military Academy, the AFCEA award for excellence in electrical engineering has been a tradition at West Point since 1952 when the award was a Hallicrafters radio, model SX-42, a single-conversion general-coverage receiver for AM, FM and continuous wave. Established in 1959, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy recipient receives the Commodore Edward M. Webster, USCG Honor Award each year. Presented to the top deck or dual license midshipman for outstanding achievement and academic excellence in marine electronics, the Astronaut Elliot M. See, Jr., Memorial Award was established in 1978 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Astronaut See was a member of the Class of 1949. The Commissioning Award at the Air Force Academy was named the Lt Gen Gordon T. Gould, Jr., USAF Honor Award in 1983. General Gould, an electronics engineer, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1941 and was instrumental in enhancing the communications career field-giving it the recognition it deserved.

Scholarships for Military Children Program

The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.If your mother or father is active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military personnel or you are the survivor of a deceased member, and you have a military dependent I.D. card you can apply! You must be planning to attend a college or university on a full-time basis.Only dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship.Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are currently enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) database and that they have a current dependent military ID card. The DEERS database will be the primary method of verifying eligibility.Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university in the fall term. Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree or who are enrolled in a graduate degree program are not eligible. All applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply. The minimum GPA requirement applies to both high school and college students. Students attending a community or junior college must be enrolled in a program of studies designed to allow the student to transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants who receive an appointment to one of the U.S. Military Academies (or affiliated preparatory schools) or are awarded a full scholarship at any accredited U.S. post-secondary institution of higher education are not eligible to receive funds from this program. A full scholarship is usually defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees, and other related expenses.

Olmsted Scholar Program

What characteristics are desirable in an Olmsted Scholar? * Demonstrated scholastic ability and language aptitude * Demonstrated qualities of leadership to include integrity, imagination and initiative * Personal attributes: devotion to duty, a desire to mix with people, general adaptability * Strong professional performance and promotion potential * Dedication to a career as a military officerWho is Eligible to Apply to Become An Olmsted Scholar Candidate? * Active duty officers in the US Armed Forces, within the Department of DefenseAn active duty officer in the US Armed Forces means a commissioned officer serving in one of the four branches of the US military, that is, the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, or the Air Force. It does not mean Reserves or National Guard officers on extended active duty within DoD nor does it mean non-DoD entities as the Coast Guard, US Merchant Marine, or US Public Health Service. * Line officers in the US Armed Forces, within the Department of Defense Line officer generally corresponds to operational career fields across the Armed Forces. It excludes doctors, dentists, veterinarians, chaplains, lawyers, public affairs, contracting, and finance. * At least 3 years commissioned but not more than 11 years total active federal service Three years of commissioned service by 1 April of the year of Scholar selection by the Board of Directors enables an officer to demonstrate documented performance of military duties, especially with regard to leadership, promotional potential, and career intentions.Total active federal service includes any enlisted time served on active duty in the Armed Forces and any extended active duty served under Reserve or Guard auspices. * Outstanding professional performance and promotion potential We understand this is a subjective judgment. If already commissioned, your officer evaluations should clearly earmark you as a standout among your peers. If not yet commissioned, your formation as an officer candidate should give some indication of your capability to serve in positions of greater rank and responsibility. * Demonstrated scholastic achievement This is an academic program and most candidates generally have relatively high grade point averages (GPAs) and class standing (at institutions where it is computed). In the past, The Foundation set a notional minimum 3.0 GPA. However, factors such as quality of undergraduate university, academic major, extracurricular activities, and personal situation may have significantly influenced your academic results while your specific service in the military shows distinguished accomplishments and leadership potential. As a benchmark, consider that over the past eight years, Scholars selected averaged GPA - 3.47; GRE Verbal - 625; GRE Quantitative - 705. However, do not consider these benchmarks as required minimums or exclusionary levels for application. * Strong desire to study in a foreign language at a foreign university The essential aspect of our program is communications - communications in a foreign language. After selection as an Olmsted Scholar, the successful candidate will have up to one year to arrive at language competency in order to fulfill graduate course requirements at a foreign university. To assess your capacity to learn a language, DoD uses the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB). The average DLAB for Scholars selected over the past eight years was 130. However, do not consider this benchmark as a required minimum or an exclusionary level for application. * Approval of Service career planners/detailers/assignment officers * A commitment to The Foundation's goals as evidenced in a personal interview

HPSP Scholarship

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? The HPSP is available for students pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology. To qualify for the Health Professions Scholarship Program, you must: Be a U.S. citizen with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school Be enrolled in (or have a letter or acceptance from) an accredited graduate program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico (varies by specialty) Maintain full-time student status during the length of the program Qualify as a commissioned officer FINANCIAL INCENTIVES As you attend school, you'll receive a monthly stipend of more than $2,000. During breaks, you'll receive officer's pay while you train as part of our health care team. After graduation, you'll enter active duty in your specialty and advance in rank to captain. With every promotion, your salary will increase. Your time-in-service and cost-of-living adjustments also lead to pay increases. Additionally, you'll receive a monthly non-taxable allowance for food and housing. WHAT'S COVERED? The U.S. Army health care team will pay 100 percent of your tuition for a graduate-level health care degree for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program in the United States or Puerto Rico. FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP, PLUS A $20,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

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