The deadline is Feb. 22 for students to apply for the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Applicants can go online through www.commissaries.com or more directly at www.militaryscholar.org to download applications.
The program, administered by the Fisher House, awards at least $1,500 at each commissary. To apply, the student must be a dependent, unmarried child of a service member on active duty or a reservist, guardsman, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty or survivor of a retiree. The applicant must be younger than 21 — or 23 if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university.
Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 22. Applicants, as well as their sponsor, must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database and have a valid military ID card. The applicant must also be planning to attend or already attending an accredited college or university, full time, in the fall of 2013 or be enrolled in a program of studies designed to transfer directly into a four-year program.
Also, applicants must submit an essay on the topic, “Please discuss in detail how one of the first ladies (since 1933) has made an impact on a social issue in the United States.” Details are at http://www.militaryscholar.org.
For more information, contact scholarship managers at 856-616-9311 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.