DeCA scholarship deadline nears
February 24, 2014
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Feb. 21, 2014) -- Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Friday, Feb. 28.
Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery method, not emailed or faxed.
According to Gregory McGruder, store director, Schofield Barracks Commissary, sales at the Schofield store have increased in the past year, meaning there is more money available to go toward this year's awards.
An applicant must be an unmarried child of an active duty, Reserve or Guard service member, or a retiree; the survivor of a military member who died while on active duty; or a survivor of a retiree.
Applicants should ensure both they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database and have a military ID card.
All applicants must be younger than 21 years of age, or younger than 23 years if the applicant is a full-time student at a college or university. In either case, the applicant must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university full time in fall 2014, or be enrolled in studies designed to transfer to a four-year program.
Students or sponsors can call Scholarship Managers, a national nonprofit scholarship-management services organization that awards the scholarships, at (856) 616-9311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.