Variety of scholarships available for military children

A variety of scholarships are available for military children. (Metro News Service photo)
A variety of scholarships are available for military children. (Metro News Service photo)

Variety of scholarships available for military children

Scholarships for Military Children

Scholarships for Military Children applications are due Feb. 16. Applying for one of the 700 available $2,000 scholarship grants is straightforward. Requirements include providing a completed two-page application; the student’s official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for high school applicants, or college transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for students already enrolled in college; and a typewritten or computer-printed essay of 500 words or less.


This year’s essay question addresses the effect of the internet on modern society and the family: “With the development of high speed internet, you are now living in a world that is completely different than 20 years ago. What are the pluses and minuses for society and the family? How would you address the minuses?”

The program is administered by Fisher House Foundation. Applicants who are awarded a full scholarship to attend a college or university or receive an appointment to one of the military academies or affiliated preparatory schools are not eligible to receive funds from this program.

All rules and requirements for the program, as well as links to frequently asked questions and the downloadable application are available at the Scholarships for Military children website:

Scholarships available for military dependents

The Wright-Patterson Officers' Spouses' Club is offering scholarships for Wright-Patt military dependents who will be full-time college, university or technical school students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Deadline to apply by postmark or email is Feb. 21. Specific eligibility rules and applications are available on the OSC website:

The scholarships will be awarded to the best qualified applicants as determined by the impartial judges of the WPOSC Scholarship Committee. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decisions in April 2018. The presentation of the scholarships will be made during an award ceremony in May 2018.

Students may earn scholarship through essay contest

Teenagers have the opportunity to earn scholarship funds while learning about military aviation history through the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s eighth annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition.

This year’s theme focuses on World War II bomber aircraft and crews, such as the B-17F Memphis Belle. The research questions for the competition are as follows: What challenges did World War II bomber crew members face? How were those challenges and obstacles overcome? The competition is open to the first 250 public, private school or homeschooled students between the ages of 13-18. Entries must be submitted via U.S. mail or email by March 2.

A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the first-place winner, $1,000 to the second-place winner and $500 to the third-place winner. Competition guidelines are available at