AUSA Accepting Applications for 3 More Scholarships

AUSA Accepting Applications for 3 More Scholarships

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The Association of the U.S. Army is accepting applications for more than $314,000 in national scholarships in 2024, with the addition of three full-ride scholarships from Trident University worth up to $48,000 each.

In all, there are 41 scholarships awarded by AUSA and six administered by the association in conjunction with the Army.

Scholarship applications will be accepted online until May 13. Those selected to receive an AUSA national scholarship will be notified in late June.

AUSA national scholarship applicants must be active AUSA Premium members, Association Partner members or their children or grandchildren. Membership is not a prerequisite for the Army scholarships administered by AUSA.

For more information, including eligibility rules and requirements, or to apply, click here.

AUSA’s national scholarships include awards for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, and general studies.

In the STEM category, AUSA will award 10 Delta Dental Oral Health and Wellness Scholarships valued at $2,000 each; two Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarships valued at $10,000 each; and six Nicholas D. Chabraja Scholarships valued at $5,000 each.

The Delta Dental program provides scholarships to Army family members and transitioning soldiers for the advancement of oral health and wellness. Eligible applicants may pursue programs such as dentistry, nursing, home health care aid or caregiver training.

The Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarships honor the memory and legacy of Joseph and Helen Cribbins, longtime supporters of America’s Army and AUSA, while the Nicholas D. Chabraja Scholarships honor the past chairman of AUSA’s Board of Directors. Both may be used for completing degrees in STEM areas.

There also is a $10,000 scholarship, first awarded last year, that is sponsored by the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, a nonprofit biomedical consortium that collaborates with the Army Medical Research and Development Command. The consortium works to promote the development and delivery of medical technologies to improve the health and safety of military personnel, veterans and civilians.

AUSA’s general studies scholarships consist of the new MilDef Way Scholarships; the GEN Carl E. Vuono Leadership Scholarship; the SMA Leon Van Autreve Scholarship Program; completed coursework scholarships; and three full scholarships for undergraduate or graduate degrees offered by Trident University.

Two new MilDef Way Scholarships, each for $5,000, are being offered this year. MilDef is a systems integrator and full-spectrum provider specializing in rugged information technology for the military, government and critical infrastructure sectors. The company provides hardware, software and services in the harshest conditions and most challenging environments.

The GEN Carl E. Vuono Leadership Scholarship was created last year in honor of former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Carl Vuono, who served on AUSA’s Board of Directors for 20 years before retiring in 2023. The scholarship is for $10,000.

In honor of Leon Van Autreve, the fourth sergeant major of the Army who was instrumental in establishing the NCO education system, eight scholarships are available: one for $25,000, one for $10,000, one for $5,000, and five for $2,000, for a total of $50,000.

For young professionals with debt from recently completed college courses or professional certifications, eight $2,500 scholarships are available.

Three full-ride scholarships valued at up to $48,000 each will be awarded for Trident University, an accredited online institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees that gives credit for leadership and professional experience.

AUSA also administers the following Army scholarships: the SGM Larry Strickland Memorial Fund and Scholarship, the SGM Dawn Kilpatrick Memorial AUSA Scholarship, and ROTC scholarships.