What You Need to Apply

The 2020 application is now closed. The 2021 program will open mid-December. Please check back!

Important: To complete your online application, you will need to include the "benefits number" found on the reverse side of your U.S. Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (DD Form 1173). This is mandatory. If you qualify for an ID card but do not have one, immediately schedule a visit to a military personnel office with the proper documentation.

To start the online application, you will create an account with your email address and a password (8 characters or longer with at least one number and one special character). The Scholarships for Military Children Program expects that the student complete the application, and applicants must attest to this when submitting the application.

An application will include the following that is submitted online:

  • All tabs of the form must be completed before final submission. A green checkmark indicates the tab is complete.
  • A short, 500-word essay (max 500 words): Essay will be announced when scholarhip opens on December 16, 2019.
  • High school applicants: transcript indicating a minimum cumulative
    GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
  • College applicants: transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
  • Reminder: Applicants must validate their eligibility as a military dependent by entering the benefits number found on the reverse of the DD Form 1173 U.S. Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card, and certify that at least one parent serves or has served in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard.

Helpful hint! You will be able to save your online application and log back in as many times as needed to make changes, finish and submit.